With an air of uncertainty hanging over the current school year, this three-step process will help teachers and students achieve success in the online learning environment

COVID-19 has shown us that online learning is beneficial in many ways. We know schools face many difficult decisions that may change throughout the semester and school year. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air as teachers and administrators adjust to this “new normal” and strive to maintain nurturing, engaging learning environments.

Nonprofit online provider VHS Learning has developed a three-step plan that allows teachers to seamlessly deliver curriculum under any circumstances. With the curriculum and structure in place, teachers can carry over the same organizational processes week-by-week, no matter how many pivots and changes are made as the year progresses.

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Here are three steps that schools can use to ensure a high degree of online learning success:

1. Find the right online learning platform. Don’t just settle for what’s put in front of you. With our online provider, schools and students in middle and high school can choose from over 220 unique courses that include core & elective requirements, make-up credits, and 24 Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.

COVID-19 has shown us that online learning is beneficial in many ways. We know schools face many difficult decisions that may change throughout the semester and school year. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air as teachers and administrators adjust to this “new normal” and strive to maintain nurturing, engaging learning environments.

Nonprofit online provider VHS Learning has developed a three-step plan that allows teachers to seamlessly deliver curriculum under any circumstances. With the curriculum and structure in place, teachers can carry over the same organizational processes week-by-week, no matter how many pivots and changes are made as the year progresses.

Here are three steps that schools can use to ensure a high degree of online learning success:

1. Find the right online learning platform. Don’t just settle for what’s put in front of you. With our online provider, schools and students in middle and high school can choose from over 220 unique courses that include core & elective requirements, make-up credits, and 24 Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.

Look for a provider that offers both college and career readiness pathways for students through innovative STEM programs and provides unique core course options and engaging electives. Make sure the available curriculum is constantly being curated and data driven, and that it allows for flexible options for credit recovery (which may be more important than ever this school year).

2) Design your course structure. Just like in your brick and mortar classroom, there are different ways that teachers can organize existing online content. As a former classroom teacher, I can tell you there were some moments when I’d become very stressed out late at night thinking I hadn’t quite figured out how best to present content to my class. Using an established online program, teachers won’t have to write any lesson plans, create curriculum, or figure out how to modify curriculum to be presented online, overnight. Look for an online learning provider whose courses kick off with community building, so students can get to know their teachers and one other. This is an important consideration right now when we can’t be face-to-face. It helps build community, encourages collaboration, and helps improve knowledge retention in any educational setting.
source: Read More, eSchool News

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