VTVLC is part of the Vermont public education system and is supporting school districts across the state with the same learning systems we have used in our online courses for the last eleven years with over 10,000 students. Learning online requires a variety of supports, and we’re helping your school to ensure they have the tools available for both their teachers and students to be successful this year.
Each school will be assigning someone to serve as the School Coordinator who will be working with families to ensure any issues while the student is working online can be resolved quickly. We’re providing a variety of training and supports, and you should be hearing from the local Coordinator weekly during check-ins. They’ll ask questions about how your student is doing with learning from home, if you have any concerns they can help resolve, and will be able to know who to contact to help match you with the resources the student may need to be successful.
You will also be working with a local Vermont teacher, as well as other teachers from neighboring schools in the state who are being trained to facilitate learning from a distance with students. They will be using an online curriculum from developers we’ve been working with for the last decade who know online pedagogy, and how to create engaging learning experiences for both online and project-based learning they can do away from the computer.
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
Attending class time, collaborating with classmates, reading, playing games, listening to audio clips, watching videos
Handwritten worksheets, coloring/matching worksheets, projects, performing experiments
Your child will also have 1:1 learning experiences with your teacher at least every other day, often more frequently. In addition, each teacher will have “online office hours” so students can reach out and receive additional help when needed. These sessions will be “synchronous”, meaning they will be meeting either via Google Meets or another video-conferencing method used locally by your school. In addition, much of the work which is being done online can be done “asynchronously”, meaning at time that is convenient for both the student and family if support is needed from home. Assignments will be based on weekly work, and not daily, ensuring that a more flexible learning environment can be adapted to each student.