Student Learning Experience

VTVLC “coordinates” student learning through a team approach in conjunction with technology based tools and content.

The team includes the VTVLC Faculty, VTVLC Student Learning Support, School Counselors and Local Student Support.  Every VTVLC course is taught by ahighly qual­i­fied Ver­mont licensed instruc­tor — experts in their sub­ject areas. Teach­ers and stu­dents inter­act reg­u­larly through email, tele­phone con­ver­sa­tions, and var­i­ous syn­chro­nous web tools.  The VTVLC Stu­dent Learn­ing Sup­port Team is here for you!  We work with everyone involved in the student’s support team to help students accomplish their learning goals.  School counselors are integral in helping students establish their personalized learning plans, which often includes VTVLC courses.  Every partner school should also have local student support to assist students in their learning process.  This may be a school counselor, technology integration specialist, classroom teacher, paraprofessional, librarian or any other school designated person.

Learn more about the VTVLC Support Team:

VTVLC Faculty

Every VTVLC course is taught by a highly qual­i­fied Ver­mont licensed instruc­tor — experts in their sub­ject areas. Teach­ers and stu­dents inter­act reg­u­larly through email, tele­phone con­ver­sa­tions, and var­i­ous syn­chro­nous web tools.  As of September 2015, all educators who facilitate online courses must have an Online Teaching Specialist (OTS) endorsement.  In addition to holding their OTS, here are some other characteristics of VTVLC teachers:

  • Hold a VT teaching license &  meet or exceed HQT status
  • 60-70% of VTVLC teachers hold a Master’s Degree
  • Have an average of 15-20 years experience

VTVLC Student Learning Support

The VTVLC Stu­dent Learn­ing Sup­port Team is here for you!  We work with everyone involved in the student’s support team to help students accomplish their learning goals.  Our Student Learning Support assists the Director & online faculty in supporting students, parents and counselors in the online learning environment and to improve the overall quality of service to program participants. Works with teachers to support accommodations, communication, pace and responsiveness of students, parents and counselors.

School Counselors

School counselors are integral in helping students establish their personalized learning plans, which often includes VTVLC courses.  School counselors approve student applications to be sure they align correctly with the student’s graduation requirements.  Students can also rely on their school counselor to:

  • Provide guides to students to help create an account and register for courses
  • Provide students guidance on course selections
  • Help students understand how to be an online learner
  • Withdraw students as needed
  • Provide VTVLC accommodations for all students that are designated as on an IEP/504

Local Student Support

Every partner school should also have local student support to assist students in their learning process.  This may be a school counselor, technology integration specialist, classroom teacher, paraprofessional, librarian or any other school designated person.  This contact works closely between VTVLC’s Student Learning Support, parents, counselors, VTVLC teachers and the student.  The local student support person helps to keep the student on pace and communicate any struggles the student may be having with the student’s support team.  This individual may also:

  • Provide students help in course navigation
  • Provide students guidance regarding communcation with their support team
  • Guide students with time management and pace charts
  • Provide help to the student with submitting a ticket to VTVLC tech support
  • Help students communicate with local technology support to have access to computers and any needed software