Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Lisa Gillis on Virtual Schooling

Date: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page (here).

Join me for a live and interactive interview with Lisa Gillis tonight, Tuesday, February 9th.

Lisa Gillis is the Director of Government Affairs and School Development at Insight Schools, Inc.  She is the co-author of “Virtual Schooling: A Parent’s Guide to Optimizing Your Child’s Education” published by Macmillan in June 2009.

Lisa has worked with thousands of students during her years of public school service including teaching and administrative assignments in the regular classroom, Special Ed, Independent Study, and GATE. At the leadership level, she has served in both school development and school management roles in both traditional and virtual schools, helping to launch schools in over 10 different states, specializing in high school development. She served on an administrative team managing a network of statewide virtual charter schools serving over 6,000 students. She is a graduate of the California School Leadership Academy (CSLA), has served as a Consultant to the California Department of Education, and holds both Administrative and Teaching credentials. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Sonoma State University.

Lisa regularly is a presenter and serves on panels at national conferences, provides guidance on public policy issues to lawmakers, and works to inform educators regarding current legislative challenges, events and solutions. She is the Chairman of the iNACOL Advocacy and Issues Committee, is a member of the iNACOL “How to Start an Online Program” advisory committee, sits on the board for the National Council of Education Providers and serves as the Private Sector Chairman for the Special Needs Subcommittee and Executive Education Committee for ALEC.


Virtual Schooling: A Guide to Optimizing Your Child's Education

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