Schedule at a Glance

Launching an Online School: Advice from a District Road Warrior
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM:
Room: Superior B
Format: Concurrent Session - 30 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Instructional Focus & Professional Development
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: More districts than ever before are developing their own virtual schools designed to meet the unique needs of their students - whether niche charter schools, full-time virtual schools, or blended learning environments. What educational goals are they meeting and what resources and curriculum will they need to achieve these goals? Hear from Ephrata (PA) SD leader Daniel Mahlandt, who has successfully navigated this path to launch the district's full-time online school Ephrata Virtual Academy. Mr. Mahlandt will share his real world lessons learned and best practices for developing a cutting-edge virtual school where students are achieving personalized, academic success.
Skill Level: Beginner