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Office of Online and Blended Learning
The Office of Online & Blended Learning (OBL) serves and supports Online Schools, Programs, Students, Parents, Authorizers, other related entities, and individuals related to K-12 Online & Blended Learning in Colorado. We are committed to providing information to all interested parties and stakeholders, as well as supporting the responsible growth of Online Learning. The Office of Blended & Online Learning began duties October 1, 2007 under Senate Bill 215 legislation. Our purposes are:
- To support Online Schools, Programs, Students, Parents, Authorizers, and other entities related to Online Learning;
- To facilitate the certification of Multi-District Online Schools;
- To support with quality implementation of online programs and online schools.
News & Updates
Authorizer Assurances Due Date was September 20, 2022
All authorizers of multi-district online schools, single district online schools, and single district online programs are required to submit Authorizer Assurances to the Office of Online & Blended Learning pursuant to the Rules for the Administration, Certification, and Oversight of Colorado Online Programs, 1-CCR 301-71. Please visit the Online and Blended Learning Resources page for more information and contact the OBL office with questions regarding this process.
CDE Blended and Online Learning Summer 2022 Survey
CDE and Keystone Policy Center have released a public survey for Colorado educators, parents/guardians, and students to participate in about blended and online learning. If you are a Colorado educator, parent/guardian, or student and would like to share your perspectives, please complete the following survey by September 23, 2022: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6QTYPG. The survey will be open through the remainder of September for completion.
BLI Stakeholder Engagement Listening Sessions & Focus Groups
In collaboration with CDE, Keystone Policy Center will be facilitating statewide listening sessions and focus groups in October 2022 with Colorado educators and families to gather public feedback regarding blended and online learning as a continuation of CDE's Blended Learning Initiative (BLI). Please visit the Blended Learning Initiative (BLI) page for more information about participating and contact Berrick Abramson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Tools & Resources
- 2020 Student Mobility Report in K-12 Online Schools
- Authorizer Assurances
- Certification Process FAQ
- Hybrid Learning Guide
- Online and Blended Learning Resources
- OBL Office Hours Webinar Recordings
College-Level Online Courses
For information regarding Online Courses in Higher Education, please visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education page.
Online and Blended Learning ListServ
To have your email added, please email email@example.com with ListServ in the subject line.
Renee Martinez, Supervisor
Mallorie Klemm, Senior Consultant