About Online Learning Visions

About LGBT History

In California, the Fair Act was passed in 2011. In 2016, the State Board of Education adopted a new History Social Science Framework. Teachers and Administrators have a need to learn LGBT history and how to best deliver the curriculum. We can help provide the support to do this in a collaborative professional learning process. We have developed a curriculum guide for history teachers based on the History Social Science standards in California. Teacher support can be provided by:

  • Yearly cohort model
  • 2-day workshop
  • 1-day workshop
  • Online workshops
Samples of professional learning can be found here

 

About Online Learning

Online learning has reached a tipping point from Kindergarten to college.  In every survey from elementary school to high school to college, the number of online course enrollments continues to increase by roughly 30% each year since surveys began in 2001 (Clark, 2001 – http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/virtualschools.pdf ; Sloan Consortium, 2003 - http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/index.asp  ). 

Blended teaching and learning is critical to engage students at every level of learning – whether face-to-face or online.

Every student should have access to high quality and engaging online courses in addition to or in place of high quality and engaging face-to-face courses.  Every school, school district, college and educational agency should have a plan to provide online options for all students.  Online Learning VISIONS was developed to be an independent voice to provide educational institutions with the strategic assistance to provide long term plans so that every student has access to quality online courses.  Does your school or district or college or educational agency have a plan for online learning for your students?

Who?

Dr. Rob Darrow, the founder of Online Learning VISIONS, has researched, led and developed full time and part time online programs in California since 2000.  In addition, he has taken courses regarding LGBT history and written several curriculum guides for teachers regarding LGBT history.

He understands the importance of long range planning to achieve school and school district goals regarding safe and inclusive schools as well as online and blended learning options.  

Rob’s Educational Journey – A Note from Rob

I began my educational career as a Kindergarten teacher in Southern California in 1979.  Since then, I have taught every grade level from Kindergarten to eighth grade and have implemented both part time and full time online high school courses.  I have served as a teacher, library media teacher, coordinator of libraries and textbooks, grant developer, project manager, vice principal, and principal.  As a lifelong learner, I have continued to pursue advanced degrees in educational leadership including an MA from San Jose State, a Library Media Teacher Degree from Fresno Pacific University, and a Doctorate from Fresno State University.  In 2011, I retired from the Clovis Unified School District in Clovis, Ca after serving in four different school districts throughout California for 33 years.  I then worked for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (www.inacol.org) for two years. In the next stage of my educational journey, I look forward to interacting and collaborating with educators at all levels to advance online learning, blended learning, competency education and online charter school options throughout the U.S.   

 

Organizational Memberships

 

 

What We Offer

Collaborative Planning

Customized Research and Reports

Discernment Discussions

Strategic Plan Development

Cost Analysis and Sustainability

Plan Implementation

Partnership Options

Professional Development