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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Virtual Schools

A virtual school is a public school in which the school uses technology to deliver a significant portion of instruction to its students via the internet in a virtual or remote setting. Virtual schools are created, operated and overseen by a school district. In Tennessee, public virtual school students are measured against the same academic standards as students in traditional public school settings.

 

Laws/Rules/Policies

Opening or Changing a Virtual School

Note: Please review the quick reference guide for opening or expanding a virtual school before completing the program and school authorization form (PSAF). Improperly completed PSAF forms will be returned for correction.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance and Trainings 

The distance learning best practices suite includes a trio of documents designed to support teachers and observers as they implement TEAM in a distance learning environment. These documents, developed with feedback from practitioners across the state, include:

  • Best Practices for Implementing TEAM Processes in a Distance Learning Environment
  • Best Practices for Implementing TEAM Processes in a Distance Learning Environment
  • Best Practices for Implementing TEAM Processes in a Distance Learning Environment

 

TEAM Distance Learning Best Practices Suite: https://team-tn.org/teacher-evaluation-2-2/

The Department of Choice will host a webinar on virtual education on, Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10 a.m. CT. The training will address frequently asked questions related to virtual education, examine different statutory and regulatory requirements related to virtual schools and virtual education programs, and discuss virtual education operations and logistics.  This training is for any district or school-level leader involved with virtual education—this includes both virtual schools and virtual education programs within a brick-and-mortar school. 

Slide Deck: Virtual Education Guidance Webinar Slide Deck

Video Recording of Webinar: Virtual Education Guidance Webinar Recording

Virtual Education Report