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Continuing Change in a Virtual World: Training and Recruiting Instructors
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, Wayne State University, United States ; , , Illinois Virtual High School, United States ; , Wayne State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The process of teacher identification, selection, initial training, and on-going professional development that has developed at the Illinois Virtual High School (IVHS) over the past seven years is described and discussed in this article. Validation was based upon existing practices and research. To provide background the creation and initial development of the IVHS is described. Some of the issues within the hiring process and professional development that the IVHS continues to struggle are examined including teacher certification and the changing nature of technology. The paper concludes with a recommendation that teacher education programs assist in addressing these challenges to support IVHS and other virtual schools.

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Barbour, M., Kinsella, J., Wicks, M. & Toker, S. (2009). Continuing Change in a Virtual World: Training and Recruiting Instructors. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 437-457. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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