Tessa Beaver, left, says zoology was her favorite course with the Idaho Digital Learning Academy. Tessa went from being a year behind to graduating early with help from IDLA and Lorrie Houston, the IDLA site coordinator at Centerpoint Alternative High School in Caldwell, Idaho.
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Downloads to Help You Get Started
These are handy documents used every day by practitioners in the field who have offered them up here for you to download and use yourself. Many of these come from the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), a state-sponsored program that serves 98 percent of districts in the state.
Sample Teacher Lessons from TeacherStream and K12OnlineSchools.org
These are lessons for teachers about how to do successful virtual instruction -- online training for teaching online. They're copyrighted by TeacherStream, but generously provided here for free to the Edutopia community. For more information on how to get started as an online teacher, click here.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning, or iNACOL, has published standards for quality of online courses, teaching, and programs. They also publish extensive research articles and chronicle best practices in online teaching and learning.
Accredited Online Colleges offers links, resources, and a detailed explanation of what accreditation means; helpful for students who are looking into online colleges, or who may want to take university-level courses.