On this episode, Tuthill touches base with one of the nation’s top online learning leaders. Glenn earned one of three “Digital Principal of the Year” nods from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. A founder of Pasco eSchool, which offers full- and part-time K-12 digital instruction, Glenn has led the expansion of mastery-based learning over the past 12 years and has been instrumental in creating a model for digital learning.
The two discuss Glenn’s experience during the summer and fall of 2020 as enrollment for Pasco’s digital school increased 500% to serve nearly 3,200 full-time students. While she doesn’t anticipate many students shifting to full-time online instruction post-pandemic, she does think families will continue to look for online options to create more flexible schedules.
“We still have ongoing needs in areas that we’re continuing to collaborate around, but overall, I think we’re moving in the right direction.”
· The massive increase in online student enrollment and the challenges of forecasting enrollment and staffing
· Helping teachers develop within new learning modalities
· Long-term changes Glenn anticipates as the result of the pandemic
· Intentional development of digital content and the hope that districts become savvier consumers of it
To listen to Tuthill’s earlier podcast with Glenn, click HERE.