NACOL Monthly Webinars
Monthly Webinars for February 2011
Leadership Webinar Leadership Webinar
February 9, 2011
2:00 PM (Eastern)
“A Unified Approach to Online Teacher Hiring, Pre-service Training, Professional Development, and Evaluation”

Register Now Open until 10 AM (ET) the day of the webinar.

Hiring, training, and supporting great online teachers are at the core of every effective online program. How can we create a data-driven system to link hiring, training, professional development and instructor evaluation in a way that is also transparent, motivational and predictive?

At Giant Campus, we started with research, walking the halls to take notes on how our best teachers were consistently delivering outstanding results. We identified six key roles that are crucial for effective online instructors to master. We’ll describe these six roles and talk about the process we’ve been following since – using these roles as a starting point for creating a consistent sourcing message, retooling our hiring processes, and developing checklists and rubrics to support effective “Walking the Halls” routines and open and transparent teacher evaluation.

This presentation was highly rated at iNACOL’s 2010 Virtual School Symposium, so we’re taking it online! Come join us to look at the integrated model we’ve developed and review the complete evaluation rubrics we’ll share with you. Then jump on the microphone and discuss how your school is tackling the perennial challenge of finding, training, and supporting outstanding online teachers.


Kim Brauer, Director of Faculty, Giant Campus

February 23, 2011
2:00 PM (Eastern)
“2010 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada”

Register Now Open until 10 AM (ET) the day of the webinar.

This presentation will focus on the 2010State of the Nation – the third annual survey of K-12 distance education in Canada. This year’s report documents similar trends in the regulation of K-12 distance education from previous years (e.g., British Columbia continues to have the most extensive regulatory regime). Additionally, Canadian teachers’ unions continue their cautious support of the use of distance education in the K-12 environment. All thirteen provinces and territories continue to use distance education within their K-12 systems, although in many instances the method of delivery is still using print-based materials. At present K-12 distance education enrolment is estimated to be between 150,000 and 175,000 students. This presentation will unpack some of these trends and expand upon each of the provincial and territorial profiles.


Dr. Michael Barbour, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

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