We were recently invited to join an expert panel advising the U.S. federal government’s National Center for Education Statistics on how to survey families to determine the extent to which they are choosing online and blended learning opportunities as part of the National Household Education Surveys Program.
Evergreen created, and for seven years, incubated the Virtual School Leadership Alliance, a collection of state-run online and blended schools in numerous states including North Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico, Montana, Alabama, and Connecticut. We helped the Alliance with strategy, planning, and communications.
We wrote the California eLearning Framework in conjunction with the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. The document helps to guide eLearning among school districts and county offices of education in the largest state in the U.S.
The Wisconsin eSchool Network (WEN) has twice engaged Evergreen in strategic planning, helping the organization’s board of directors determine future directions, focus, and growth in a changing digital learning landscape. As part of this advisory we profiled WEN partners.
Michigan Virtual University (MVU) hired Evergreen to help create the Michigan Planning Guide for Online and Blended Learning. In addition, Evergreen has twice delivered the keynote speech for MVU’s statewide digital learning symposium.
Maryland’s Department of Education commissioned Evergreen to study and report on The State of Online Learning in Maryland.
The University of California’s College Prep program hired Evergreen to work with a large group of stakeholders to explore The State of Online Learning in California.
Evergreen has conducted program evaluations of the state virtual schools in Idaho, Illinois, and Missouri. In these and other engagements we have worked with state legislators and governor’s offices in these states, as well as in Maine, Colorado, and elsewhere.
We helped the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), serving nine rural school districts in Colorado, open the Southwest Colorado eSchool. The project extended over eight months from the initial strategic planning meetings with representatives from all member districts, through operational planning, culminating with the launch of the online school.