The Value of Virtual: Launching a Virtual Learning Program for Your K-12 District

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Would creating a virtual learning program be a cost-effective endeavor for your school district? St. Mary Parish, a rural public school district in south central Louisiana, discovered that a host of unmet instructional needs made online learning a viable option for both full-time and part-time students. On a minimal budget with limited staff, using local educators and the existing LMS (Blackboard Learn), the presenter was told by her superintendent to "get 'er done." Join Dr. Dupre to discuss getting started, setting policies and protocols, training and supporting instructors, unexpected benefits, and the actual cost of running the program as the district's Virtual Learning Program prepares to enter Year Seven.

 

Presenter: Susan Dupre

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