Kolar-Burden, Jennifer

​Jennifer Kolar-Burden discusses her 15-year involvement as a teacher and curriculum coordinator for the Illinois Virtual School, which offers a wide selection of on-line courses. The school’s mission is to provide high quality and expanded opportunities to all Illinois students. She discusses the courses the virtual school offers, the growing number of students involved (now 6000), the grades it serves (5-12), and partnerships they have formed with Illinois public, private, and home  schools. She reviews how teachers are selected, and how one teaches an on-line course. Jennifer also explains the school’s accreditations process from the Illinois State Board of Education, the College Board, NCAA, and Quality Matters.