The Virtual High School to Provide Technological Guidance to Mass Teachers

VHS to Educate MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2013 Conference Attendees About Collaborative Instructional Design

October 16, 2013, Maynard, MA – The Virtual High School (, nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, today announced that it will be presenting at the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2013 Annual Technology Conference on October 23 – 24, 2013 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The Virtual High School (VHS) will present how to use targeted communication and training to work together to create effective instructional design to Mass educators and administrators.

Matt Haynes, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for VHS and Matt Hall, Instructional Technology Teacher for Bedford Public Schools will present the Fundamentals of Collaborative Instructional Design. Using VHS’ 18 years of experience nurturing productive communication among stakeholders, Haynes and Hall will teach attendees VHS’ award-winning instructional design best practices so that they can easily implement projects, such as alignment with common core standards and flipped classrooms.

“Instructional design has become more difficult in recent years as additional technologies have been introduced and cohorts are working from many different locations,” said Haynes. “We intend to teach educators how they bring these projects to fruition without compromising quality.”

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 to provide an effective 21st century education to every student. VHS partner schools have access to over 190 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.

Fundamentals of Collaborative Instructional Design can be viewed on October 23, 2013 at 10:15 am. For more information, visit

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About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School (VHS) 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 or call (978) 897-1900.

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