CSO

Collaborative School Option

VTVLC Supported Full-Time Online Program for K-12 Districts

Better when working together….

School Administrators

School administrators who are interested in this option for their district or school should reach out to:
Jeff Renard, VTVLC Director/Principal (jrenard (at) vtvlc.org)

Deadline to sign up to participate in this option is August 13th.

Parents

Parents interested in a full-time, online option for their children through the local school district should contact the school directly.

What is the Collaborative School Option (CSO)?

A CSO is a supported pool of Vermont educators for each district who have committed to educating Vermont students online for the 2020-2021 school year.

Local Districts Provide:

  • The Educator
  • A School Coordinator
  • Support Staff
  • Local Oversight
  • Student Devices
  • School Community Access

VTVLC Provides:

  • Canvas (Learning Management System)
  • Online Curriculum from Florida Virtual and eDynamics
  • Teacher and School support
  • Statewide Resources

Benefits for Districts

> Students have access to a Virtual Academy while keeping the District’s ADM

> Educators are supported with Tier I Canvas Support and professional development to earn their Online Teaching Specialist Endorsement

> Content and Curriculum is consistent throughout the state

> Statewide capacity and expertise in online learning

> Support for families and school districts

Benefits for Students

> Priority is given for local students to work with their local district’s educators

> Local oversight by administration and school coordinators

> Additional resources from neighboring districts when needed

> Online learning opportunity
> Potentially connecting with student from around the state
> Access to new courses
> Flexible schedule

Benefits for Families

> Local oversight by administration and school coordinators

> Additional resources from neighboring districts when needed

> Online learning opportunity
> IEP/504 Support
> Continued connection with the local school community
> Access to observe students in their courses

Online Curriculum

Online curriculum is a specialty area of study in the field of education.
Instructional Designers create the workflow of an online course to include multiple means of student engagement and demonstration of student learning.

VTVLC works with online course developers to license content that:

  • Adheres to Copyright laws
  • Complies to ADA
  • Provides multiple means of expression for students
  • Ensures NCAA alignment
  • Is Standards-based
  • Hosts Engaging interactives
  • Validated assessment items and types
  • FLVS content is accredited through The South­ern Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools (SACS) and The Com­mis­sion on Inter­na­tional and Trans-Regional Accreditation

What Does a Typical “Online” Week Look Like?

Schools are encouraged to connect online students with their local classmates via homeroom/advisories to maintain school connection. Each course teacher meets with students both as a group, and individually throughout the week.  Course work is assigned weekly versus daily to allow more flexibility for when work is completed. Teachers have online office hours to provide additional 1:1 student support. All coursework is online and K-5 courses include printable activities.

High School Courses

High school courses help support students develop self-direction and improve their communication skills.
Assessments include: pre-assessments, discussion forums, discussion-based assessments, collaboration activities, and written assessments.
Re-assessments are offered with teacher feedback helps build student proficiency.
Core academics are NCAA aligned and standards based.
Example lessons: Algebra I and English 3

Middle School Courses

Middle school courses help support students develop self-direction and improve their communication skills.
Assessments include; pre-assessments, discussion forums, discussion-based assessments, collaboration activities, and written assessments.
Re-assessments are offered with teacher feedback helps build student proficiency.
Example lessons: Middle School Language Arts II

Elementary Courses

Amount of Time:

3-5 hours per core course
1hour per specials course

Number of Assignments:

2-4 per core course
1 per specials course

Learning Activites:
Computer Based

Attending class time, collaborating with classmates, reading, playing games, listening to audio clips, watching videos

Learning Activities:
Hands-On

Handwritten worksheets, coloring/matching worksheets, projects, performing experiments

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