Bricks and Mortar
The Making of a Real Education at the Stanford Online High School
Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information
This volume shows how a group of online-learning believers built the best high school in the world without laying a single brick: the Stanford Online High School (SOHS). By chronicling SOHS’s distinctive approach to curriculum, gifted education, and school community over SOHS’s first seven years, Bricks and Mortar makes the case that the dynamic use of technology and the best traditional methodologies in education are not, in fact, mutually exclusive. Indeed, while SOHS has redefined what is possible online, a great education is ultimately the product of an interactive community of teachers and students.
1 Keeping it Real While Going Virtual
4 Pedagogy Online
5 Schoolness and Student Support