An Examination of Educational Leadership Program Field Experiences in K-12 Virtual Schools
Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012
Virtual and blended experiences are an emerging trend in education. K-12 virtual schooling was first utilized in the 1990s and continues to grow. Currently 48 of 50 states offer some virtual experience in K-12 education. Of these, 39 states have state virtual schools. Professional development is beginning to be available for virtual school teachers, however, little information is available on professional development for administrators. This study will provide a status report on the state of school administrator preparation for K-12 online and blended learning in the U.S.A. This research will be conducted by surveying Educational Leadership certification programs regarding the extent which pre-service administrators are being exposed to K-12 online and blended learning. Important ramifications exist for the field of K-12 online learning as well as for Educational Leadership programs that are preparing educators to lead fully online and blended learning programs.
Beck, Dennis, Jason LaFrance.
"An Examination of Educational Leadership Program Field Experiences in K-12 Virtual Schools."
Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012, P. Resta (Ed.): 3833-3838 Chesapeake, VA: AACE.