NJASA Online Learning Services Webinar Series

All "live" webinars are free of charge. Archives of the sessions will be available.

Online Learning Overview for New Jersey School Administrators
November 1, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

Online learning is providing students with course and learning environment options which are fundamentally changing what it means to "go to class."   Our speaker will provide an overview of how and why online learning opportunities are growing.  In this session we will:

  • Discuss national trends and policies specific to K-12 online learning
  • Provide an overview of how online learning programs are structured
  • Identify the benefits to your school and students that online learning options can provide
  • Share information about NJASA's new Online Learning Services offering

Meeting Credit Recovery Needs through Online Learning
November 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Schools across our country are turning to online and blended learning options as a way to meet the academic needs of students who need to recover missing credits for graduation.  Online learning can provide a flexible and individualized learning environment to help students attain credits while providing schools with accountable and cost-effective solutions to address this academic need.  In this webinar we school leaders will share their experiences and strategies for ensuring success when using online and blended learning for the purpose of credit recovery.

Improving Homebound Instruction through Online Learning
December 10, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT

Providing a high quality learning experience for students who are in short term or long homebound programs is a challenge for many districts.  With online learning options however, many of these challenges can be reduced if not eliminated.   Online courses provide students with the flexibility of time and pace that will best meet their academic needs that are often impacted by medical conditions and treatments.  With online courses you can guarantee that the student will be lead through their courses with a teacher who is a subject expert in the course content.  In this webinar we will discuss ways that utilizing online learning can improve the overall quality of your homebound program.

About our Webinar Facilitator:

Bruce Friend is a pioneer in K–12 online learning and accomplished educational leader who has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sector all with one common attribute—building quality learning opportunities for students through the use of technology.  As a founding member, teacher, and chief administrator of two state-wide virtual school programs (Florida and North Carolina), Bruce was the first Vice President of the International Association for K12 Online Learning i(NACOL), the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to K12 online learning issues. Bruce serves as a special advisor for online learning and digital content issues to online programs, state and district leaders, education technology companies, and families.  His expertise in this field resulted in an assignment to the K12 education committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee in Paris, France as well as serving on the advisory boards for several online learning organizations. He has been recognized with the “Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual: K-12 Education” award by the United States Distance Learning Association and is a two-time recipient of the Florida Principal Achievement Award.

We also plan to arrange for guest speakers to share their insights on the webinar topics.