Elementary Online Learning offers school- and district-level leaders and administrators a field-tested approach to developing formal and interdisciplinary online education, in-house and from scratch, for grades K-5. While it is possible today to purchase off-the-shelf online platforms from for-profit companies, many elementary schools have the option of creating their own programs, curricula, and instructional strategies that are deliberately tailored to the strengths and needs of their own communities. This book provides practical and effective approaches to cohesive, data-driven program design, synchronous and asynchronous teaching, professional development, family partnerships, and much more. Each chapter is full of research-based ideas, recommendations, and prompts that will help schools yield online education that is interdisciplinary, socially just, and student-driven.

chapter 1|19 pages


chapter 3|17 pages

Building the Foundation of New Learning

chapter 4|23 pages

Designing an Elementary Online Program

chapter 6|14 pages

Launching the First 20 Days Online

chapter 7|15 pages

Leading Live Instruction

chapter 9|14 pages

Fostering a Home-to-School Connection

chapter 11|11 pages

Evolving and Growing