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The Next Generation Blended Classroom: Increasing Achievement in Middle and High Schools

Moderator: Kurt Eisele-Dyrli

Speakers:Tom VanderArk, CEO, Getting Smart; Kim Loomis, Director of Innovation, Clark County (NV) School District

Blended learning is having a positive impact in schools and districts across the country, but there are a number of key strategies that can advance blended learning to its next generation of even greater effectiveness and improved achievement.

Watch this webinar to learn from Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, the latest trends and best practices in blended learning, and Kim Clark, Director of Innovation for the Clark County School District in Nevada, who will share her experience successfully launching blended learning in her district.

Topics include:

  • The important role of the educator in school design to ensure successful implementation of blended learning
  • The elements of product design that ensure the technology allows for a personalized learning approach
  • The key components of instructional design that focus on active learning to empower all learners to succeed

Choosing Curriculum for Your Blended Learning Environment

Moderator: Victoria Spillman

Speaker: Michael Bitton

Magen David Yeshiva School is committed to ensuring that each of their students receives a comprehensive education emphasizing academic excellence, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.

Part of that commitment is creating a personalized learning environment for each student. Last fall, after meticulously reviewing digital curriculum providers, they successfully implemented a blended learning program using Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses at their school.

If you’re considering implementing blended learning in your classroom, join Michael Bitton,  Director of Instructional Technology for Magen David Yeshiva, and learn:

  • What to consider when choosing a quality digital curriculum.
  • How to implement a successful blended learning program.
  • What role the teacher plays in fostering an effective blended learning environment.

Catoosa Online Academy: Retain and Regain Students

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Speaker: Kyra Rhyne, Catoosa Online Academy, Catoosa County Schools


The Catoosa Online Academy opened in 2013 to expand offerings to students who were seeking alternatives to the traditional high school setting or who needed a flexible schedule to stay in school.

After one year, students experienced a passing rate of 75 percent on state end-of-course exams. Based on that success, student enrollment doubled from the first semester to the second semester. Join Virtual Learning Coordinator, Dr. Kyra Rhyne, and learn how to:

  • Retain struggling students or engage those that have withdrawn or fallen behind.
  • Choose the right digital curriculum for your online academy.
  • Blend online learning with face-to-face teacher support to improve academic performance and graduation rates.

Middle School Curriculum: Core Instruction, Concept Recovery, and Blended Learning

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Speaker: Jason Mitchell, Apex Learning; Jeff Allen, Apex Learning

Join Jason Mitchell of Apex Learning for Middle School Curriculum: Core Instruction, Concept Recovery, and Blended Learning. Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • Flexible technology available at your fingertips for use in your middle school classroom
  • Actionable data and reporting tools teachers can easily use for real-time differentiation
  •  We conclude the webinar with a brief Q&A with Jeff Allen, former Instructional Technologist for Dorchester School District 2 in South Carolina. Jeff currently works to identify best practices in the classroom to share with our user base and is an expert in Middle School Tutorials implementations.

Moderator: Cheryl Vedoe, Apex Learning

Speakers: Michael Horn, Clayton Christensen Institute

Join Michael Horn as he highlights his new book's findings on blended learning and disruptive innovation. Michael will discuss how school leaders and teachers can design learning environments to harness innovation toward personalization, access, and equity at scale to unleash student engagement and dramatically improve student achievement.

Planning Successful Summer School Programs

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Speakers: Michelle Rutherford, Director of Implementation Design, Apex Learning; Kathie Bach, Head of School, Apex Learning Virtual School

Join Michelle Rutherford and Kathie Bach and learn best practices behind implementing a successful blended, hybrid, and virtual summer school program using digital curriculum.

Ensuring Student Success Through the NCAA Process

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Speaker: Dr. Todd Reed, Administrator on Special Assignment, Instructional Technology and Virtual Learning of Temecula Valley Unified School District (CA)

Join Dr. Todd Reed as he shares how to ensure student success through the NCAA Process. Attend this webinar and learn how to:

  • Confirm NCAA course approval.
  • Provide virtual options for student athletes.
  • Ensure students are Clearinghouse-ready.

Building and Sustaining a Successful Virtual School

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Presenter: Janet Leistner, Director of EVSC Virtual Academy at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (IN)

Join Janet Leistner as she shares how to build and sustain a successful virtual school. Attend this webinar and learn best practices toward implementing your own virtual academy. Director Leistner will discuss how to:

  • Effectively market to your surrounding community.
  • Build a superior staff.
  • Mitigate concerns about academic integrity.
  • Ensure NCAA accreditation.

Credit Recovery: How to Engage and Motivate Students for Success

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Presenter: Kip Pygman, RtI Coordinator, Leyden High Schools (IL)

Learn how Apex Learning digital curriculum combined with credit recovery program principles has helped guide struggling students back on the path to graduation.

Tips for Successful Communication with Online Students

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Presenter: Dr. Christine Kasitz, Online Program Supervisor, Opportunities for Learning Public Charter Schools

During this webinar you will learn simple tips and strategies to make communication with students more successful and productive in an online learning environment.

Introducing Middle School Tutorials

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Presenter: Jason Mitchell, Apex Learning

Apex Learning Tutorials are expanding to include middle school classrooms. Designed to be a key component of effective blended learning, Tutorials are enabling teachers to effectively prepare students for high-stakes assessments, deliver targeted remediation and intervention, and enhance classroom instruction.

With an interactive app-like design Tutorials create an innovative approach to instruction, practice, review, and assessment that engages today's tech-savvy students.

From Grade Maintenance to Classroom Reform

Moderator: Victoria Spillman, Apex Learning

Presenter: Steve Ford, Principal Highland High School, Antelope Valley School District, CA

During this webinar, we will look at best practices for recovering credits for students that have fallen behind and strategies for preventing student failure in the first place.

Education Week Webinar — Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day: The Flipped Classroom

Moderator: Michelle Rutherford, Director of Implementation Design, Apex Learning

Presenter: Jon Bergmann, Teacher, Author, and Flipped-class Pioneer

Implementing the flipped class using digital curriculum provides teachers with more face-to-face time with students, allows for true differentiation, compels students to take responsibility for their own learning, and enables students to master rigorous course concepts. Join flipped-class pioneer Jon Bergmann as he walks through his transformation from a 20-year lecturer to a flipped-class pioneer. Bergmann will demonstrate how blended learning can transform today's educational climate, increase student learning outcomes, and the key considerations for administrators who want to begin implementing flipped learning in their schools.

From Stakeholder Buy-in to Student Success — How Digital Learning Moved the Needle

Presenter: Elizabeth Brown, Program Administrator, Simi Valley Unifed School District

Learn how Simi Valley Unified School District engaged its teachers' union in the decision to use digital curriculum as a method for increasing teacher effectiveness, increasing the graduation rate, and to implement successful summer school and virtual school digital curriculum programs.

Boston Public Schools

Host: Carol Rickert, Director, Apex Learning Northeast Sales

Presenter: Jan Manfredi, Program Director, Boston Public Schools

Program Director Jan Manfredi discusses how Boston Public Schools increased its graduation rate using online learning, successfully accelerated implementation across the district, and consolidated and streamlined its online learning program.

Michael Horn: How Digital Curriculum is Transforming Learning

Host: Cheryl Vedoe, Apex Learning CEO

Presenter: Michael Horn, Innosight Executive Director

Innosight Institute Executive Director Michael Horn discusses how digital curriculum is transforming learning as a disruptive innovation in education, and the impact it will have on the future.

Ignite High School Success: The Role of Digital Learning

Presenter: Cheryl Vedoe, Apex Learning CEO

The presence and power of digital curriculum is rapidly increasing. Every day, online learning is successfully implemented in schools across the U.S. In this webinar, Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning, discussed the costeffective impact of digital curriculum on improving student outcomes and teacher effectiveness. 

Advancing Student Literacy through Digital Curriculum

Presenter: Kathie Bach, Director of Curriculum

This webinar discusses the challenges facing students and educators, and highlights the ability of rigorous, standards-based digital curriculum to help students improve their reading comprehension while earning credit toward graduation.