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Teaching Online: Learn About the National Online Teaching Standards
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; Cindy Hamblin, Director, Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance; and Sarah Warnick, Director of Products & Services, Virtual Virginia (VVA)
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SETDA is excited to offer this professional learning opportunity for educators to better understand how to teach online either full time or in times of remote learning. Viewers will receive an introduction to the national online teaching standards and how they can support all teachers. The 2019 edition of National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online Learning was published by the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) and Quality Matters (QM) to provide the K-12 online and blended learning community with an updated set of openly licensed standards to help evaluate and improve online courses, teaching, and programs. There are three standard sets – Online Programs, Online Teaching, and Online Courses – and this edWebinar focuses on the Online Teaching standards. In addition, a representative from Virtual Virginia, Virginia’s statewide virtual school, shares strategies used to introduce and implement the online teaching standards within their program.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Christine Fox is the Deputy Executive Director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the Executive Director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning, and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input, and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift reports 2015- 2019, the Professional Learning and K12 Instructional Materials Dashboards, the Broadband Imperative Report Series, Guide to Quality Instructional Materials, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. Christine Fox’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole-school reform model, ESOL Coordinator, and 3rd-grade teacher. Christine has a Masters of Science in Teaching English as a Second Language from Florida International University and received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida State University. She lives in South Florida with her husband and two daughters.
Cindy Hamblin is the director of the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA). The VLLA is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from online learning programs in the U.S. to strengthen virtual education. Cindy was the director of the Illinois Virtual School from 2009-2018 where she provided oversight of the quality of online courses, instructors, and services to students. Cindy joined the VLLA with 26 years of experience in educational technology.
Sarah Warnick is the director of products and services with Virtual Virginia (VVA), where she oversees curriculum development, the VVA Outreach Program, and professional learning. A Virginia educator with 20 years of experience both in the classroom and online, Sarah has worked to expand access to high-quality online learning experiences for educators and students across the Commonwealth. In her current role, Sarah co-chaired a committee to revise the National Standards for Quality Online Learning (NSQOL) in Teaching, and she has worked closely with VVA faculty to embed the NSQOL in teaching and course design practices. Sarah enjoys working with Virginia school division leaders to determine how VVA programs may assist with their unique instructional challenges through online courses, digital content, and training. A former Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays grant recipient, Sarah holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Richmond and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia.
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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.