Build on your remote instruction successes and address shortfalls with tips for using the K-12 Online Course Design Guide. It's a Bridge to Quality from the emergency pivot required during the COVID-19 pandemic of Spring, 2020. Get tips for focusing your efforts and finding help.
Your commitment to delivering on your online promise is evident. It shows in the work you do, the ideas you share and the questions you ask. To support your efforts, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions we get. The answers will not only help you but the entire K-12 community.
Providing students with an exceptional online learning experience is the goal of many schools. A solid quality assurance plan can help achieve that goal. But as Illinois Virtual School and teacher Pam Shaw discovered, the benefits of a quality assurance plan extend beyond student impact, making a difference for faculty, staff and the institution as a whole.
The journey to QM Official Reviews can take many different paths. Some schools jump right in, while others take smaller steps and build momentum for reviews. Discover the path VirtualSC took and how professional development and the reviewer role moved their quality assurance journey forward.
“Show me the money” is a phrase made popular by the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.” But what happens to your quality assurance plans when there is no money to show? Find out as Meredith Roe, Program Manager for the Virtual School Network program for Catholic Education Western Australia, shares how she built quality assurance on a budget.
Everyone’s quality assurance journey is unique, but schools and districts can always learn from the experiences of others. That’s what the Springfield Public School District in Missouri discovered when they attended QM Connect in 2018. Find out how learning from others moved their quality assurance journey forward and see what you can learn from their efforts.
During an Official K-12 Course Review, Specific Review Standard (SRS) 2.3 is the only SRS that has to be met at 100%. But it's not always easy to make sure learning objectives or competencies are aligned with state standards and/or other accepted content standards. Krista Tomaselli of Michigan Virtual has a tool to help!
During QM Course Design Reviews, we see trends — certain Standards that K-12 courses continually struggle to meet. Two of those Standards are 2.1 C and 2.2 C. Find out why these Standards can be challenging to meet and what you can do to set your course and your students up for success.
K-12 schools, districts and publishers show their commitment to delivering on their online promise by meeting QM Standards through official course reviews. Before the course becomes QM-Certified, though, there are some important steps to consider. Find out what they are!