Online Learning In Hilliard City Schools

The VISION of the in-district Online Learning Program is to offer REVOLUTIONARY courses taught through COLLABORATIVE and UNIQUE learning environments in order for Hilliard City Schools to be recognized as a leader in online academic excellence and success rates.

We've Got History

2003:

  • 2 online teachers at each high school
  • 2 courses offered through a vendor
  • less than 10 students per high school

2017:

  • 16 online teachers
  • 70+ courses designed by Hilliard teachers
  • 2,000+ students served each year

A Work in Progress

Courses:

  • No course is ever "finished"
  • Teachers are always improving courses
  • New web tools, instructional practices and assessment strategies are embedded

Teachers:

  • Formal PD twice each month
  • Informal PD and collaboration daily
  • Learning about best practices from inside outside of the district

Quality Matters... in more than One way

  • Quality Matters (QM) is heavily embedded throughout the online program.
  • Every course has been or will be reviewed using a QM-inspired, district-approved rubric.
  • All online teachers complete a 5-week QM online professional development course.

Teachers are Different in Hilliard

  • Teachers know their students personally.
  • Parent nights & late hours are offered.
  • Welcome videos & presentations are shared.
  • Communication is key.

Courses are Different in hilliard.

  • Engaging coursework
  • Voice and choice
  • High quality instructional materials
  • Hands-on activities
  • Relevant assessments

The proof is in the numbers.

Students Served:

  • 2011-2012: 498
  • 2012-2013: 879
  • 2013-2014: 1,779
  • 2014-2015: 1,693
  • 2015-2016: 2,160
  • 2016-2017: 1,976 (as of 2/25/17)

Passing Percentages:

  • 2011-2012: 82%
  • 2012-2013: 84%
  • 2013-2014: 89%
  • 2014-2015: 94%
  • 2015-2016: 92%
  • 2016-2017: 95.4% (as of 2/25/17)

We're Always Improving.

Meeting the Needs of All Students

A Task Force will create a checklist that can be added to our current Online Course Rubric. Teachers will be able to "audit" their courses to determine accessibility for IEP/504 students, and make improvements when needed.

Meeting New Legal & Ethical Standards

Teachers are going back through their courses to make sure that everything aligns with Fair Use laws. As a result, courses are becoming richer and more interactive with the inclusion of Creative Commons tools and resources.

We are all a team.

As a team, we are so appreciative of the time, communication and support from:

  • building counselors
  • support staff
  • administrators
  • central office

Jennifer Sayre, Online Teacher Leader

@HCSDSayre

(614) 921-4842

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