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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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VTVLC Talks with a Teacher – Geoff Glaspie

Prior to this school year, Geoff Glaspie was serving as an Algebra and Geometry teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School. But, when his principal asked for volunteers to teach in the Collaborative School Option (CSO) program, which allowed teachers and students to teach and learn fully online with support from VTVLC, Glaspie seized the …

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VTVLC Talks with a Teacher – Beth O’Connor

Beth O’Connor has been teaching Spanish for 18 years. As a child, O’Connor’s family moved to Mexico City, so she began learning Spanish from a young age.   “I love the language and hispanic cultures,” O’Connor said. O’Connor’s teaching career, however, didn’t begin to take shape until later. “I was fortunate enough to be able …

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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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VTVLC Talks with a Teacher – Rebecca Lowe

For the past 15 years, I have been teaching online in some form, whether it be a blended course or completely asynchronous. I also have experienced being an online student as I earned my masters degree through an online program. I got involved in online teaching because I see myself as a lifelong learner and …

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