Category : Online Learning

Guest Post, Online Learning, Sevenstar

Why it Makes Sense to Encourage Students to Take Online Dual Credit Courses

affordGuest post by: John Pohlman, Partner Coach for Sevenstar

One of the primary objectives for writing this blog article is to help you, as Christian school leaders, educate and inform the families you serve so they can be good stewards of the financial resources that have been entrusted them.

Your online program (CSIonline Academy) provides students with over 200 dual credit course options at regionally accredited Christian colleges and universities that are priced at a fraction of the cost of what a student would pay if they registered for the course directly through the college.

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Online Learning, Sevenstar, Teaching, Webinars

Teaching Online: First-Hand Experience and Best Practices — Webinar Re-Cap

50-FE4-TeachingOnlineMany classroom teachers have begun to migrate toward online education as a place to broaden their teaching experience and deepen their impact with students. Andrew Vanden Heuvel led a webinar about what it’s like to teach in an online environment, utilizing the interface to enhance both traditional classroom experiences and fully virtual programs. He discussed helpful skills needed to be a successful teacher in the online format as well as suggested resources and best practices that are key to online teaching success. This webinar recording is a great opportunity to glean advice from an online teaching veteran who understands the pros and cons of pursuing online teaching career opportunities. Administrators are encouraged to invite teachers and faculty to explore these opportunities to enhance classroom effectiveness and as a means of earning additional income.

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Marketing, Online Learning, Webinars

Marketing Your Online Program: Webinar Re-Cap

webinar-01As mentioned in the previous post, I was given the opportunity to join two others in a panel discussion via a webinar with Sevenstar. The recording of that webinar is linked below. Some of the ideas I shared in my previous post are mentioned, but many other great ideas are also shared by the fellow panelists. Please check out the recording to learn ways to continue sharing your online program with your school community and those outside your school who could benefit from online courses.

Click here to view Sevenstar’s recording of the live event:

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Marketing, Online Learning

12 Ways to Market Your Online Program

webRecently I was given the opportunity to join other school administrators and marketing specialists in a discussion about marketing best practices related to online programs. Here are some of the ideas I shared, many of which could be tweaked to fit your situation perfectly.

A lot goes into marketing strategy when you have an audience as large and diverse as your Christian school does. You need to reach your administrators, teachers, staff, school board members, parents, and students, not to mention the world outside your school doors. If you have an online program or plan to start one, gleaning some ideas about great marketing strategy will be worth its weight in gold.

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Online Learning, Uncategorized

Welcome to Digital Discovery!

In this ever-changing world of digital learning, Christian Schools International offers this blog to serve as a fluid and growing collection of resources, research, and news highlighting online course programs, professional development, and digital learning opportunities for K-12 schools. Posts include valuable insights from experts in the digital learning field, some working in our member schools and others from programs and organizations. We hope the information shared prompts opportunities for you to reach out to one another and to network about best practices and useful resources.

Content for this blog will include blog posts; links to articles and resources; audio and video archives, including the follow-up resources to Christian Schools International’s digital learning webinars; and suggestions for events, blogs, and groups that continue the conversations we launch.


Written by: Marita Damghani, Online Education Consultant for Christian Schools International

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