Oaks Christian Online High School’s Operations Manager, Stephanie Pope, will be speaking at the SoCal CanvasCon event on August 4th, in Huntington Beach, CA. The event is put on by Instructure, makers of the award-winning, cloud-based, learning management system (LMS) Canvas and will be attended by hundreds of Southern California K-12 schools and Canvas users. The event is an opportunity for schools to share best practices in online and blended learning while finding out the newest features of the popular LMS.
Stephanie’s presentation, “Put your Best Face Forward”, will focus on visually-enhanced, online curriculum through the medium of embedded video. Stephanie gained valuable and practical insights into moving a course from print-rich to video-friendly, while creating an accredited American Sign Language 1 course that will launch this fall. Stephanie is an ASL teacher and wanted to make this valuable language skill available to students at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA, as well as to students around the world through Oaks Christian Online High School (OCO). She has worked to incorporate regular videos and interactive learning experiences through a Canvas connection with zaption.com. OCO’s Director of Curriculum and Operations, Christy Cleugh, says, “The ASL 1 class is going to be one of the most dynamic and visually appealing of all of our online high school courses.”
Stephanie is excited about connecting with her peers in Southern California. After attending the national Instructure conference in Park City, UT, this summer, she is glad to see what is happening within K-12 schools in her region. This free event is the first for the region.
The main campus of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA opened in the fall of 2000 and Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) opened for full-time, online students in the fall of 2011. One of the nation's finest accredited online schools, Oaks Christian Online High School provides a rigorous, NCAA approved, college-preparatory education for high school students all around the world in a Christian environment. OCO and Oaks Christian School are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as by the Southern Association of Independent Schools. Oaks Christian Online School continues to enroll part-time and full-time students throughout the school year and regularly hosts information sessions on its main campus – 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362, as well as virtual information sessions for prospective student families. Interested students can visit the website https://www.oakschristianonline.org/ to R.S.V.P.