Reflections and Questions

Day One

  • Students want virtual education opportunities and are benefitting from them– we heard that virtual education can be a solution tomeet the needs of diverse learners – advancement, flexibility in time and place, access for the homebound, credit recover
  • Federal administration that is invested in promoting, guiding, and informing work in virtual education – they get it AND how do they help states move forward in a purposeful, connected way.
  • There are pockets of success that we need to learn from and think about how to bring to scale
  • Assessment – how to create a viable balanced system of assessments that are technology based. from formative to interim to summati
  • Infrastructure – critical to ensure access
  • Partnerships – across states, with the private sector, across virtual education programs. Approaching vendor
  • Find ways to do this work that is synergistic – no one state or program has the resources to do it and do it all well.
  • Open Source – California digital learning resources, applications, student information systems, assessments.
  • Leverage – push the vendors, buying more for the buck, and asking for what we need – assessments that use AI to respond to and scaffold students’ learning
  • There really are pockets of success that can inform policy and practice moving forwa
  • Virtual learning as a disruptive force – will depend on how we move aheead
  • The need to ensure that all teachers and leaders can lead and teach using virtual education.
  • Purpose driven – 21st century fluencies – to develop citizens.
  • Workforce - college and career - the importance of people working across levels of the system.
  • Cloud technology - the virtual technology
  • Being good consumers - there is so much content and so many tools we need to be strategic.