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Alliance for Virtual Learning Brings Support to K-12 Administrators and Teachers
Spearheaded by University of Phoenix and Blackboard, the Alliance for Virtual Learning is a collective of leading experts with a mission of helping educators create a blueprint for the future of virtual education that meets the academic and emotional needs of all students. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators across the country have been scrambling to find ways to maintain learning continuity for students, often without a clear framework for success that has all students engaged in meaningful learning. The Alliance believes that a comprehensive, long-term approach to virtual learning is crucial to student success for the upcoming school year, and are joining forces to help districts gain the ability to seamlessly shift to virtual schooling whenever needed.
The Alliance is providing a series of free, online interactive events this summer that are designed to help teachers and administrators adapt to the new virtual learning landscape. These sessions will be led by a team of K-12 education experts who will deliver comprehensive insights with the goal of helping attendees create a blueprint for the future of K-12.
The events will feature leading K-12 educators and experts in virtual learning, including:
- Pat Hoge. Vice President of Education and Learning for Port Discovery Children’s Museum
- Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and author of “Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World”
- Heath Morrison, 2012 National Superintendent of the Year
Read more about this in our press release.
Survey of Teachers on Impact of Virtual Learning
To better understand the impact and challenges of the recent K-12 transition to online learning, University of Phoenix tapped Edelman Intelligence to conduct an online survey of 1,000+ K-12 teachers in the United States.
The study found there is deep concern about the impact virtual teaching may have on students' development (90%), but that teachers do not feel properly prepared to teach virtually. As schools and teachers have mobilized quickly during this challenging time, less than half of teachers (47%) feel that the training that is available to them is good or excellent. Yet nearly all want to learn how to better engage and support their students through virtual learning, with teachers expressing interest in courses that discuss how to create compelling instructional content (84%) and how to best leverage online technology for teaching (84%).*
To download the full results from the survey, click here.
*Assessed across their school, online platforms, educator resources, district and state offerings
Virtual Teaching Academy Kickoff Part 1
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What We’ve Learned: The Shift to Virtual Teaching and Learning
Virtual Teaching Academy Kickoff Part 2
June 17, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT
Where We’re Going: How to Succeed in “The New Normal”