Here's a follow-up to our tactical planning day. Blackboard K-12 has published a white paper for districts/schools considering to move to some kind of online learning. What I liked about this report is that it provides you with a specific framework to use in deciding where your particular school should head based on needs of your students and community. It also provides a rating system, where you can match your responses up to specific recommendations on the type of distance learning your school should pursue. Depending on what that recommendation is (e.g. hybrid courses, blended learning, virtual school, etc.), the report also matches that to possible funding sources for public schools like Title I. There's also a list of resources for the various types of distance learning that I think will be useful to us. Here's the link to download the paper: http://bb.blackboard.com/g/?A6CXHDE91L:BDABAA9IFC=ssID:632650645,email:firstname.lastname@example.org,&subhead
I'll also send out a PDF copy.