Virtual Learning

VTVLC adds student clubs to 2020-2021 offerings

The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC) has been providing online courses to Vermont students for over ten years, but this year, VTVLC expanded its offerings to the extracurricular realm with two student clubs: the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and Student Voices (SV) group.  Lucey Gagner, a student support professional and Collaborative School Option (CSO) liaison with …

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VTVLC Talks with A Teacher – Theresa Akerley

Theresa Akerley, a biology teacher with VTVLC’S CSO program, never expected to teach online. “Online teaching has been an experience I probably would have never signed up for,” Akerley said. “But I’m thrilled that the circumstances provided the opportunity and experience.” Akerley teaches at South Burlington High School, but this year, she’s taught Biology and …

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The Widened World of Online Learning

The Widened World of Online Learning If you’ve turned on the news lately, you’ve probably seen footage of people protesting across the country. These individuals are coming from hundreds of different backgrounds. They don’t know the story of the person next to them, but they’re there together, ready to demand change. It’s incredible to watch. …

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Brainstorming Ways to Improve Traditional Classrooms

Brainstorming Ways to Improve Traditional Classrooms There are a number of ways traditional school could be improved that I would love to see make the jump from idea to reality. While the feasibility of implementation ranges from simple to complex, the following are ways traditional schools could be improved to foster greater enjoyment, productivity, and …

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Opportunities for Learning Outside of the Online Classroom

Opportunities for Learning Outside of the Online Classroom The current pandemic has brought along a lot of change since Governor Phil Scott announced the Stay Home, Stay Safe order that went into effect in late March. Among these changes, at least for a period of time, is the deferment of what is considered a “normal” …

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How to Stay Motivated While Learning at a Distance

How to Stay Motivated While Learning at a Distance For many, the freedom to determine your own schedule can also create challenges around staying motivated. It can be hard to find the motivation to be productive in classes that are difficult for you, especially when you are limited from in-person contact with peers and teachers. …

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