Many books will be written about the latent effects COVID-19 and the response the pandemic will have on our community. Some of the impacts were immediate and obvious, like the forced move to distance learning, and the struggles, schools and families experienced. The most important factor is that school administrators must recognize that teachers and students need more than equipment and internet access. Fast Track to Online Learning describes, in detail, how schools and school districts must adopt a process for the development of advanced curriculum. Curriculum that focuses on critical thinking and leverages the technology to work in distance- and hybrid-learning models – what the author calls Tier 4 Curriculum (T4c).
Darryl Vidal has been consulting for K-12 education technology programs for over 25 years working with the largest school districts in Southern California on over $1 billion in technology programs. Darryl has helped plan and manage the largest technology projects from Local- and Wide Area networks, Internet, Voice of IP, WIFI and Emergency Communication Systems, and the ever-evolving technology classroom.
CHAPTER 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF ONLINE LEARNING
CHAPTER 2: HOW TO GET TO TIER 4 CURRICULUM
CHAPTER 3: THE 6 C DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
CHAPTER 4: WHAT COMES AFTER THE 6 C’S
CHAPTER 5: THE T4C DEVELOPMENT TEAM
CHAPTER 6: MAKING THE CASE FOR T4C
CHAPTER 7: IMPLEMENTATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 8: FULL SCALE T4C DEPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 9: BLAZING FORWARD
First year teacher or district leader, this book is for you. From theory to implementation, the Fast Track to Online Learning provides the groundwork for everything from classroom lessons to district initiative strategies. This book is for serious educators looking to make a serious impact.
Fast Track to Online Learning is a powerful manuscript for any size district who is working towards moving the needle in terms of academic progress in the 21st Century. This book guides a variety of users, from classroom educators, to Technology Coordinators and Directors as they make decisions on topics such as Learning Management Systems, technology purchases, device management, and most importantly the standards and curriculum that will drive the appropriate use of technology.