The rise of online learning is rapidly transforming how and whate teachers teach, and even whoor whatteachers are. In the midst of these changes, the characteristics that have historically defined a highquality education are easily lost. Not only content knowledge, but also ways of thinking and habits of the mind are hallmarks of the welleducated individual, and these latter qualities are not so easily acquired online. Or are they?
This volume shows how a group of onlinelearning believers bult the best high school in the world without laying a single brick: the Stanford Online High School (SOHS). By chronicling SOHS's distinctive approach to curriculum, gifted education, school community over SOHS's first seven years, Bricks and Mortar makes the case that the dynamic use of technology and the best traditional methodologies in education are not, in fact, mutually exclusive. Indeed, while SOHS has redefined what is possible online, a great education is ultimately the product of an interactive community of teachers and students.
is director of curriculum at the Stanford Online High School (SOHS), was the first instructor at SOHS, and is responsible for the development of the the SOHS core curriculum.
is associate dean and director of Stanford University PreCollegiate Studies and the principal architect of the Stanford Online High School
- 1 Keeping it Real While Going Virtual
- 2 People
- 3 Curriculum
- 4 Pedagogy Online
- 5 Schoolness and Student Support
- 6 Community
- 7 Outcomes
- 8 Conclusion