As part of the ongoing effort to bring blended learning to the region, Anushka Paul, of the Northeast Comprehensive Center’s Regional Innovations in Learning Team, moderated a panel presentation concerning virtual advanced placement courses at the Blended and Online Learning Summit. Panelists included experts in the field alongside the New York State Education Department and program evaluation and monitoring partner, Binghamton University.
Centered on the NYSED Virtual Advanced Placement grant and the virtual learning program rubric, panelists discussed benefits, concerns and best practices for implementing virtual advanced placement courses.
John Brock, Associate with the Office of Educational Design and Technology at the New York State Education Department and VAP Grant Coordinator, indicated that “the NYSCATE Digital Learning Day Closing Panel provided a promising portrait of the hope for New York State low-income students to have access to virtual classrooms to take courses on their own schedule and learn at their own pace. A panel of diverse educators, from SED, to SUNY Binghamton University, to a High School Principal, an eLearning Specialist, and VAP Program Directors, eLearning Director, and Distance Education Services Coordinators from BOCES and consortia of BOCES – collectively serving districts from across Long Island, the Hudson Valley, across the Finger Lakes, to greater Northwestern New York – with expert facilitation by the Northeast Comprehensive Center, and through the generosity of NYSCATE, all focused on generously sharing the benefits, concerns, and best practices for how Virtual Advanced Placement Programs are helping to implement Board of Regents’ strategies to ensure that all New York students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.”
See the presentation slides here.
Anushka Paul, Regional Innovations in Learning Team