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Press Release: The Virtual High School to Present at OETC 2014

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The Virtual High School to Present at OETC 2014

VHS to Share Global Learning & 21st Century Skills Building Best Practices Today & Tomorrow with Ohio Educators

January 27, 2014, Maynard, MA – The Virtual High School (www.thevirtualhighschool.org), nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, today announced they will be hosting two presentations at OETC 2014, January 27 – 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, the third largest state educational technology conference in the nation. These events will enable educators throughout Ohio and in neighboring states to learn from online and blended learning success stories, and about the benefits of supporting a Virtual High School (VHS) global e-learning program at their school.

Mark Bucceri, VHS Chief Learning Officer, will be hosting two sessions. On January 27 from 8 – 8:50 am, he will be presenting Going Global with Online Teaching & Learning with Deb Baker, an English teacher at Tiffin City Schools. Then, on January 28 from 2:15 – 3:15 pm, he will moderate a discussion, 21st Century Teaching and Learning: Online and Blended Learning Success Stories together with Antwerp Local Schools, Delaware City Schools and North College Hill City Schools.

“Throughout much of our 16-year history we’ve worked with schools in the Midwest to meet a variety of educational challenges ,” said Jeffrey A. Elliott, CEO of VHS. “We are excited to share our expertise with area professionals on a larger scale.”

The VHS mission is to provide students with access to high quality online and blended learning experiences, while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need in order to provide an effective 21st century education to every student. VHS partner schools have access to a wide range of core, elective, and AP® courses that inspire, ignite and deepen learning as well as enable students to develop independent learning skills, explore college majors and careers, earn credits and participate in global classrooms. Courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who are specially trained in online teaching best practices, and are certified in their subject areas.

For more information about OETC 2014 go to http://oetc.ohio.gov/Home.aspx.

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About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School is the pioneer of K-12 online learning. Since 1995, the nonprofit organization has been setting the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development in 21st century teaching for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development, private course offerings, and support for blended learning initiatives.

VHS’ design and delivery standards was the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.TheVirtualHighSchool.org or call (978) 897-1900.

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, carol@arnoldcomm.com, (877) 718-4604 x2.

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