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April 16, 2015

Reminder: [Webinar] Best Practices in Online Learning

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You are invited to hear Dr. Michael Barbour share best practices from his new book about building successful online learning programs.By attending this webinar you will discover:

  • What schools are doing with online, distance, and blended learning around the globe
  • How schools have implemented online programs
  • Ways to identify and overcome common challenges
  • What the future predictions are for K-12 online learning

Don’t miss this chance to see new research on leading schools that offer high quality, online education.

Register Now for a chance to win Michael’s new book!

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Note: Three attendees will win a copy of the book Online, Blended, and Distance Education in Schools. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording and view the slides.

Best Practices in Online Learning

Thursday, April 23
11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

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March 25, 2015

[Webinar] Best Practices in Online Learning

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You are invited to hear Dr. Michael Barbour share best practices from his new book about building successful online learning programs.

By attending this webinar you will discover:

  • What schools are doing with online, distance, and blended learning around the globe
  • How schools have implemented online programs
  • Ways to identify and overcome common challenges
  • What the future predictions are for K-12 online learning

Don’t miss this chance to see new research on leading schools that offer high quality, online education.

Register Now for a chance to win Michael’s new book!

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Note: Three attendees will win a copy of the book Online, Blended, and Distance Education in Schools. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording and view the slides.

Best Practices in Online Learning

Thursday, April 23
11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

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By the Author of:

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Now Available at Amazon

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October 7, 2013

New Position – Curriculum And BI Consultant

From Friday’s inbox…

The following information will be added to our website today.  Please send this to anyone you think is qualified and would be a good fit.  We are praying for the right person.

Thank you!

K. Bird

Christ-Centered Company looking for Curriculum and Biblical Integration Consultant

Sevenstar Academy, an online Christian school created to deliver Christian education to schools and families, is seeking a full time Curriculum and Biblical Integration Consultant. Sevenstar Academy’s vision is to make Disciples of Christ through a global learning community that glorifies God. The Curriculum and Biblical Integration Consultant will be responsible for keeping the curriculum updated and aligned to the mission and vision of the school. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to cbic@educatoronline.net .  The cover letter should elaborate on #1 and #5 of the minimum qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Experience: The incumbent must have at least 5 years’ experience in Christian Schools, 3 years of experience teaching or improving online courses and 2 years of work in curriculum development. Experience working with changes in an LMS and Course Repository will be an advantage. Experience in Project Management is an asset.

2. Reasoning Development: Ability to successfully analyze problems and develop balanced resolution.

3. Language Development: Strong verbal and written communication skills.

4. Licensures and Certifications: None.

5. Education: Master’s degree preferred. Training in curriculum development and Biblical Integration.

6. Faith Statement: Life that reflects the Mission and Statement of Faith of the company.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The person hired may work from home with limited travel.

September 8, 2013

[Webinar] Education On Demand, In Your Hands

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Dear Michael,

You are invited to learn about the latest innovations and best practices regarding the use of mobile devices and apps for enhancing teaching and learning.

Education On-Demand, In Your Hands

Can smart phones, tablets, and apps improve teaching and learning? This webinar will highlight the impact of mobile devices and mobile apps as tools for teaching, learning, and workforce development.

Join us to for an interactive presentation to learn:

  • How to pick the best mobile apps for education
  • Ways tablets and phones are being used in education
  • How mobile devices help students learn and study
  • Why apps are one of the fastest-growing resources

Register today for this free presentation.

Register Here

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/322203663

Recording: The webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants.

Education On-Demand
In Your Hands

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Dr. Robbie Melton
Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization & Emerging Technology, Tennessee Board of Regents

Date
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Start Time
11 am PT  | 12 pm MT
1 pm CT | 2 pm ET

Duration
1 hour

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August 25, 2013

Sevenstar Newsletter ★ Upcoming Events And New Fall Courses

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Newsletter
Issue 7, No. 6
August, 2013


Upcoming Webinar

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Dr. Robbie Melton
Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization & Emerging Tech.
Tennessee Board of Regents

Register Here

Date
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Start Time (1 Hr.)
11 am PT  | 12 pm MT
1 pm CT | 2 pm ET

Education On Demand, In Your Hands

You are invited to learn about the latest innovations and best practices regarding the use of mobile devices and apps for enhancing teaching and learning.

Can smart phones, tablets, and apps improve teaching and learning? This webinar will highlight the impact of mobile devices and mobile apps as tools for teaching, learning, and workforce development.

Join us for an interactive presentation to learn:

  • How to pick the best mobile apps for education
  • Ways tablets and phones are being used in education
  • How mobile devices help students learn and study
  • Why apps are one of the fastest-growing resources

Register today for this free online presentation.

Register Here

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/322203663
Recording: The webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants.

 


New and Updated Courses for Fall 2013

Sevenstar is pleased to announce that the following courses have been updated and enhanced:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP US History
  • Biology
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Global Studies
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP US Government and Politics Marine Science)
  • MS US History Physics

We now have pretests to personalize coursework to student’s skills. Pretesting can determine if students have the necessary knowledge before signing up and paying for a course. There is a $30 fee for taking a pretest.

  • Algebra 1
  • Chinese 2
  • French 2
  • French 3
  • Latin 2
  • Latin 3
  • German 2
  • German 3
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3

We are also featuring the following dual credit courses from God’s Bible School and College (GBS), a regionally accredited Christian college. GBS provides interactive courses that are available to start any week and taught by highly-qualified and caring professors. To catch the regular fall enrollment period, please register students within the next two weeks.

  • Western Civilization
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Life of Christ
  • Old Testament Literature
  • General Psychology
  • Apologetics
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II

3 New Courses

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Social Problems 1 & 2
Music Appreciation

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Student Quotes

“School has always come pretty easy to me. I think taking online classes will give me more of a feel for the college experience and help me prepare for that kind of atmosphere.”

“I am taking a course online because I can work at my own pace and because my school does not have a teacher for the course that I am taking.”

 


Invitation to 2013 iNACOL Gathering

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Please join Dr. Beadle, Sevenstar coaches Andy and John, and our leaders, Kristin and Erick at the iNACOL conference. No reservation is necessary. The meetings will be in room Lark 2, in the Swan Wing of Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort

October 27, 2013 

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Meeting of all Faith Based Online Schools and Providers
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4:00 – 5:00 PM
Meeting of all Sevenstar and Edified Online Partner Schools
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October 27-30, 2013

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Don’t miss out on early bird pricing when you register for this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium!

Early bird savings on registration ends Aug. 26th.


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All school staff members can subscribe to our blog for a chance to win!

Guidance counselors at schools that partner with Sevenstar will also have a chance to win by providing their contact info. Please encourage your guidance counselors to provide their contact information so that we can:

  • Help with out of sequence and transfer students
  • Solve teacher gap and serve small class sizes
  • Resolve scheduling conflicts
  • Meet individual course requests (AP, Languages, etc)

We understand how busy guidance counselors can be at the beginning of the school year, but we can help them tackle various challenges at the beginning of the school year.

 

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Learn About Our New Ministry Partners

Renewanation

Renewanation is called and committed to promoting the cause of Christian worldview education to the masses. It is unique in that it promotes Christian education in underserved communities and where it is not yet widely accepted. There are many ways in which Renewanation comes alongside existing schools. Their “Communities for Kids” magazine is a great way to create new exposure for your school, as well as influence parents and others in your community to look at the benefits of Christian education. Another helpful source is the “Renewanation REVIEW”, a great tool to put in the hands of your staff and parents. Learn more about Renewanation at their website or by calling (540) 966-0648.

Three W International

Three W International is one of the oldest and most successful international student management companies in North America. Three W International clients are served by a single vision – to provide an international student program that facilitates meeting the needs for both students and schools, with a commitment to a process of integrity and results of the highest educational standards. Ever mindful of that vision, Three W International has operated in an environment of tremendous growth in the number of students and schools it serves and has become the industry leader in the field of international student program management. Three W International’s experience, consistent quality of student participants, and unyielding commitment to the needs of our schools is second to none. For more information, please call (855) THREEW1 or visit our website.

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A Financial Case for Online Courses

Online Courses can make a great investment. Sometimes the challenge is knowing how to pay for them.

See how your school could benefit financially by using online courses to:

  • Grow new revenue streams
  • Retain current students
  • Recruit new students
  • Expand course options with fewer resources

Watch now to gather ideas.

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Devotional – “Live the Difference”

Live_The_Difference_Poster_200px“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 (NLT)

Using the adjective Christian sets us apart from “the world.” Embracing Jesus Christ, submitting ourselves to His name, and following His ways requires much more than our non-Christian counterparts. It demands that we be obviously different. Our differences are not put on, contrived, or worked up. Our differences are the result of God’s transforming power. As we submit to Him, He changes our nature and opens up His awesome plan for us step by step.

That is the concept we will be exploring this year. As an educational staff, we will seek individually and collectively to allow God to continue transforming us and leading us. We will also pray that our students will experience the transformation that comes from surrender to God as He leads them into His perfect will for them.

Please join me in saturating our school environment with applications of this verse. But, most importantly, let’s be intentional about living the difference before our students and leading them to the difference as well.


Welcome New Partner Schools

  • Life Christian School (OR)
  • Providence Preparatory Academy (GA)
  • Northern Dauphin Christian School (PA)
  • Sherwood Christian Academy (GA)
  • Claiborne Christian School (LA)
  • Rock Solid Academy (PA)
  • Calvary Christian Academy (CA)
  • Life Academy (VA)
  • Tree of Life Christian Schools (OH)
  • Heritage Christian Online School (Canada)
  • American Curriculum Institute (China)
  • Grace Christian Academy (Grand Cayman Islands)
  • Saddleback Valley Christian School (CA)
  • Cairo Covenant School (Egypt)

Industry News

New Education Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning Released

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI), a division of Michigan Virtual University, today announced the launch of the new Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, to house the latest research examining studies and trends in blended and online learning. Read more

Consider Online College Courses in High School

Enrolling in an online college course can have a variety of benefits for high school students. They provide the opportunity to earn college credit without having to commute to campus. Online courses can also expose students to a wide range of subjects not available at their high school. Read More

 

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