Virtual School Meanderings

April 16, 2020

Sorry You Couldn’t Attend This Webcast – Learning Remotely In The Age Of COVID-19: Lessons From Evidence And Concerns For Equity

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April 9, 2020

REL Webinar: Learning Remotely In The Age Of COVID-19

Once again, I’m getting a backlog in items that I want to post, so I’ll start posting them hourly for the rest of the day.

Notice of another Regional Education Laboratory webinar.

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REL Webinar: Learning Remotely in the Age of COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has caused schools and districts across the country to shutter their doors. States, districts, and schools must suddenly and unexpectedly grapple with the new reality of providing quality education to every student remotely.

Join REL Mid-Atlantic for a free webinar on remote learning with researchers and educators who will cover these important topics:

  • Felicia Hurwitz and Steve Malick, researchers with REL Mid-Atlantic, will provide an overview of the context of school closures in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond and discuss evidence-based practices to support remote learning.
  • Heather Bennett, director of school equity services at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, will discuss strategies to promote educational equity during remote learning.

This webinar is intended for administrators from state education agencies, districts, and schools; teachers; school board members; and others interested in effective distance learning. Submit your questions for the presenters in advance by emailing RELmidatlantic@mathematica-mpr.com. You will also be able to ask questions during the webinar.

Learning Remotely in the Age of COVID-19: Lessons from Evidence and Concerns for Equity
April 14, 2020
3:30–5:00 p.m. ET
Register here

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June 20, 2019

Ask A REL: What Does The Research Say About Practices To Authorize, Monitor, And Oversee Virtual Schools?

This scrolled through my Twitter stream last week sometime.

You can view the response at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/askarel/2019/authorizing-virtual-schools.aspx

The response isn’t bad.  They did miss the following (although the bottom one wasn’t published at the time of the response):

Barbour, M. K., Clark, T., DeBruler, K., & Bruno, J. A. (2014). Evaluation and approval constructs for online and blended courses and providers. Lansing, MI: Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute at MVU. Retrieved from http://media.mivu.org/institute/pdf/eval_constructs.pdf

Barbour, M. K., Clark, T., DeBruler, K., & Bruno, J. A. (2016). Evaluation and approval constructs for online and blended courses and providers: A national overview. Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research, 2(1), 32-47. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/jaepr/article/view/469

Barbour, M. K., Clark, T., Siko, J. P., DeBruler, K., & Bruno, J. A. (2019). Evaluation and approval constructs for online and blended courses and providers: Examining individual cases. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(1). Retrieved from https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring221/barbour_clark_siko_debruler_bruno221.html

But beyond these three, a pretty good list of resources.

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