Boston — Aug. 22, 2017 —The Virtual High School(VHS, Inc.) has joined the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member, and Storie Walsh, VP of Technology for VHS, is serving on the IMS K-12 Institutional Leadership Board. Walsh has always been a strong advocate for tools that support solid online pedagogy with a secure, accessible, and streamlined user experience for teachers, students, administrators, and parents. As a member of IMS, The Virtual High School is collaborating with many other K-12 schools and districts across the nation to advance the education technology ecosystem toward an open platform, enabling greater efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation.
“We are extremely pleased that VHS has joined IMS Global as a Contributing Member,” said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We look forward to their leadership to help accelerate progress towards a standards-based edtech ecosystem that enables better teaching and learning experiences.”
The mission of the K-12 Institutional Leadership Board is to enable effective collaboration among school district and state leaders who are creating and implementing technology integration strategies that enable continuous improvement in instruction and personalized learning. The K-12 Institutional Leadership Board provides leadership in terms of outreach to the wider K-12 Community.
“VHS and IMS Global as non-profit organizations share a strong desire to ensure online teaching and learning is not bound by localities or less-than-best practices,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS. “We are proud to collaborate with IMS Global to help ensure learning institutions and education solutions providers across the globe are able to integrate the most effective practices and standards available.”
About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.
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