College Acceptances for Virtual School Students

I often get asked if colleges and universities will accept a HS diploma from a Colorado online school. The answer is yes if the online HS is accredited. In Colorado, “The Multi-District Online Schools, Single-District Schools, and Single-District Programs listed below offer full-time online education programs and are authorized by a Colorado school district, BOCES, or […]

Webinar: The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement

I received an invite to a free live webinar and wanted to share it with my  readers since it will be held over the internet and anyone can register.  Please read below for the details. The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement Tuesday, March 20, 2 – 3 p.m. ET  Content Provided by […]

In response to “Full-time online learning is actually detrimental to student success”

As a parent of 2 students currently enrolled in a full-time online program and one graduate of a full-time online program, I completely and wholeheartedly disagree with almost every one of Dr. Barbour’s comments in this article. I’ll go one step further to say that this article along with other negative press that has been […]

A Shout Out to the Colorado Cyberschools Association

The Colorado Cyberschools Association (CCA) is blogging, Tweeting, and now on Facebook too! Today’s post:3 Perspectives of Colorado’s Celebration of Digital Learning Day is written by 3 leaders in education and offers great perspectives about online learning as well as last week’s Colorado’s Digital Learning Day celebration. Check out CCA’s blog, FB, and Twitter to learn […]

The Atlas Model: Helping to Ensure Student Achievement and Student Engagement in Online Schools

In a virtual school, learning happens in similar and yet in some very different and unique ways than it does in a traditional brick and mortar school.  Consequently, it’s necessary for teachers who teach in an online model to learn the skills that are essential to becoming an effective online instructor. As a parent of students who […]

iNACOL Virtual School Symposium 2011

“Empowered to perform: online and blended learning models” November 9-11 in Indianapolis, IN Each year the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) hosts a fabulous Virtual School Symposium (VSS) and for those who can’t make it in person, iNACOl offers several opportunities to join the conference. VSS 2011 Mobile App Downloads VSS 2011 Wiki […]

Letters to the Editor: The Positive Parent Perspective of Online Learning

10.7.11 Daily Camera Positive experiences in academic progress “As the parent of an online student whose growth and academic progress have been remarkable, I am closely following the additional scrutiny some cyberschools have been receiving. My concern with the recent reports in the Daily Camera about challenges facing online education is that there wasn’t much […]

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