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Moving From Remote Learning to Quality Online Learning

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Location: Virtual
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Cindy Hamblin  
Dr. Allison Powell  
Christine Voelker  

Are you new to online teaching? Building online courses? Designing and leading online programs? Join us to learn how the National Standards for Quality Online Learning (NSQOL) can support your hiring, professional development, and evaluation of online teachers, courses, and programs as you move from remote to online learning.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
Empowering Leader
  • Build the confidence and competency of educators to put the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators into practice.
Connected Learner
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to make participants aware that there are research-backed frameworks that have been available since 2006 for developing online teachers, online courses, and online programs that are aligned with and support the ISTE standards. We will share the standards and how they support what ISTE has created.

Participants will leave with the standards, a basic understanding of them, along with resources that support them and how they can use them with the ISTE standards.


Introduction - 3 minutes
History and overview of Standards - 5 minutes
Explore the 3 sets of standards - 10 minutes
How they support ISTE Standards - 5 minutes
Access to additional Resources - 2 minutes
Q& A - 5 minutes

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Cindy Hamblin, Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance

Cindy Hamblin is the director of the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA). The VLLA is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization bringing together leaders from online learning programs throughout the U.S. The VLLA’s mission is to strengthen online learning through leadership, advocacy, expertise and professional relationships. Prior to joining the VLLA, Ms. Hamblin was the director of the Illinois Virtual School from 2009-2018 where she provided oversight to ensure quality online courses, instructors and services were provided to students. In 2019, Ms. Hamblin took a leadership role in the revision process of the National Standards for Quality Online Learning.

Dr. Allison Powell, Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC)

Dr. Allison Powell is the Director of the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC). She is the former Senior Learning Strategist for BloomBoard re-thinking PD and licensing. She is the former Vice President of iNACOL. Allison taught & helped build the Clark County School District's Virtual HS & an online PD program for the NV school district. She has served as a board member for several organizations. She completed her doctorate from Pepperdine University in educational technology & leadership.

Christine Voelker, QUALITY MATTERS

Christine Voelker is the K-12 Program Director for Quality Matters, a global non-profit dedicated to quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. QM provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations grounded in research and driven by best practices. Christine has been involved with K-12 education for over 20 years, with an emphasis on distance learning, library media, instructional technology and Professional Development.

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