IU High School Online launches Course Design Academy

BLOOMINGTON – IU High School Online’s Course Design Academy recently worked with K-12 educators across Indiana to create online versions of the 40 most enrolled courses in Indiana high schools and middle schools. The nine-week program put educators in administration, general education, and special education into small teams where they worked together to build modular courses across a wide variety of subjects.

A second Course Design Academy will take place later this year, giving licensed Hoosier educators online access to the 80 most enrolled courses in middle and high school by the end of the year.

Dr. Rebecca Itow, IU High School Principal

 Founded in 1925, IU High School has offered learners opportunities to expand their understandings of the world and earn a high school diploma at a distance for almost a century. Today, IU High School is innovating approaches to online learning for secondary schools. Drawing from the rich resources of Indiana University, IU High School offers a unique opportunity to engage in rigorous coursework designed in collaboration with some of the world’s foremost thinkers and researchers of learning, curricular design, and online course development.

As a high school embedded in a public university setting, IU High School has the ability and responsibility to lead the innovation and implementation of online learning for secondary education. We take our charge seriously, and actively strive to develop, implement, and refine standards-based, responsive pedagogical approaches that help learners build and hone the strategies they need to interact in a networked world.