Kinsella, James 'Jim'

​Jim Kinsella discusses his 17 year involvement as a teacher and administrator with on-line learning through the Illinois Virtual School. He tells about the creation of the on-line learning school which was first run by the Illinois State Board of Education, then by the Illinois Math-Science Academy, and now by the Peoria Regional Office. Jim outlines the  changes which have taken place with on-line learning since the school's creation in 2001. He discusses the Virtual Learning School’s mission (high quality expanded opportunities to all Illinois students), strategies for teaching in this format, and the new types of technology being used.