THOUSAND OAKS, CA — The Evergreen Education Group today announced the public launch of the new Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC), a membership group made up of organizations including school districts, state agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies, including Compass Charter Schools (CCS).
The DLC exists for two main reasons. It seeks to fill a gap in available information about online, blended, and digital learning. It also aims to build a community of educators, policymakers, providers, and others who are exploring these issues.
“We know that online, blended, and digital learning in U.S. K–12 schools are on the rise. Yet despite the growth, emerging practices, and examples of success, countless basic questions remain about policy and practice,” said John Watson, founder of The Evergreen Education Group. “The DLC exists to fill the information gap, and to help educators, school board member, reporters, researchers, and policymakers to better understand the K–12 digital learning field and apply that knowledge to their work.”
The resources currently on the DLC website include an extensive exploration of the perspectives of scholars and teachers, and the policies that support them; an examination of enrollment numbers and instructional practices in state virtual schools; a review of activity in mainstream school districts, and a discussion of policy issues. In addition to releasing new policy briefs, school case studies, and blog posts, they plan to conduct webinars and conference presentations, in particular at the inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference next April in Austin, Texas.
“It is an honor to be a member of the DLC, as everyone at CCS is dedicated to spreading awareness of the benefits of a virtual education,” said J.J. Lewis, Superintendent and CEO.
“CCS is a firm believer of the importance of collaboration and community. It is something our staff practice daily to create connection among our scholars, their families, and our staff. I look forward to collaborating with all of the DLC members to explore online learning and its positive impact on scholar achievement”
About Compass Charter Schools
Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, CCS offers the choice of either their homeschool or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.
For more information about CCS, visit www.compasscharters.org, via Twitter (https://twitter.com/CompassCs), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CompassCS/) or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/compasscs/).