Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 4
 
Concentration
Sustaining Quality
Session Title
The Three Little Pigs: Building a Course That Stands
Description
Learn from the mistakes and successes of our Little Piggie builders on how to withstand the changing huffs and puffs of the wolf and build courses that withstand the test of time.
Learning Objectives
Collect information on course quality relating to design, curriculum and teaching.
Relate your own experiences to the shared experiences of the panelists.
Modify your own organization's needs based on the learned experiences of panelists.
Intended Participants - Role
K-12
Administrators
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants new to the topic
#QMConnectVABlendedLearning
Presenter(s)
Kirsten Wilson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Virtual Arkansas
I serve as Director of Curriculum & Instruction for our state virtual school. I've been immersed in blended learning for a little over a year. 19 years of my career was in brick & mortar; experience spanning K-12. I work with an amazing team that writes 94% of our own content and provides rigorous, relevant online courses to over 250 public schools across our state. We are currently implementing standards of QM internally and are moving toward QM certification for courses we design and develop.
 
 

Candice McPherson, Course Design Coach, Virtual Arkansas
 
I have been involved in education for 12 years. I am currently a course design coach for the state virtual school. I manage course design and development projects by assisting teachers with the creation, implementation, and revision of online courses. Our courses are presented in a blended format with content only options as well. We work as a supplemental provider to K-12 public schools around the state to help them meet the needs of learners.
 

Mrs. Paula McDougald, Lead Teacher and Course Developer, Virtual Arkansas
 
I have been involved in education for 12 years. I am currently a course design coach for the state virtual school. I manage course design and development projects by assisting teachers with the creation, implementation, and revision of online courses. Our courses are presented in a blended format with content only options as well. We work as a supplemental provider to K-12 public schools around the state to help them meet the needs of learners.