What is the next step? This the question that we are constantly asking as we work to transform learning at Hoover High School. Recently we visited Florence High School to learn more about their Virtual School. This model is one where students can take high school classes online, but come to school for assessments and to collaborate with their teachers. Hoover High School is very interested in moving in this direction to meet the need of more of our students. Offering online classes will remove some scheduling barriers for our students and will allow some to take more classes in the arts and other areas of interest and passion. We are looking forward to learning more about online learning and to see if we can develop our own virtual classes.
We are also working to ensure that we are working not only substitute learning but also to transform learning with technology. The following link has a great video that explains the SAMR model: