Virtual School

Online learning is not the same as learning in the classroom, but that’s okay

Online learning was never intended to replicate classroom learning.  But that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as effective. Classroom learning is fundamentally built on the ability to interact with one another – student-to-teacher or student-to-student – in a face-to-face environment.  And any effort to replicate the classroom experience online will likely overlook the benefits of using technology.

Top Four Considerations When Selecting an Online Learning Partner for Secondary Education

Personalized learning comes in many different forms but the foundation for success is the same: selecting a high-quality, rigorous curriculum that accelerates and deepens student understanding. But not all digital curriculum is the same and not all will enable teachers to design a variety of rich learning experiences that meet the individual needs of every student. 

Online Learning to Support Intervention and Remediation for Struggling Students

When students are below or at risk of falling below grade level in one or more subjects, it’s an immense challenge for teachers to meet their needs while continuing to meet the needs of the rest of the students in their class. If struggling students don’t get the support they need, they often lose motivation, fall further behind, score lower on high stakes exams and become at risk of dropping out.

Strategies for Effective Teaching in a Virtual Learning Environment

Teaching in a virtual learning environment can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. After seven years of teaching secondary English in a traditional classroom, I was given the opportunity to teach in a virtual environment and it was here that I learned what it means to truly differentiate instruction in order to meet the needs of every student. However, making this change was in many ways like starting over as a first-year teacher.

CDE's Top Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers

Each year, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) recognizes the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers across the country. Individuals are chosen for their leadership and innovation in meeting the individual needs of each student through the use of 21st century learning tools in their classroom, schools, and districts. These educators bring forward new ideas, collaborative initiatives, and a willingness to embrace the unknown in order to transform learning in the classroom.

Understanding NCAA Eligibility for Your School and Students

If you teach at a school or in a district with students with aspirations of participating in collegiate athletics, we can help you with the process and requirements for NCAA eligibility. Requirements do change, so it's important to review both the requirements and your school or district's status before the beginning of another academic year.

ISTE 2014 — See You in Atlanta

It's officially summer — warmer weather, seemingly longer days, and the excitement that only the annual ISTE Conference and Expo can bring! The premier ed tech conference, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) brings together the largest and most diverse group of educators, policymakers, industry players, companies, and techies.

Apex Learning to Unveil Middle School Tutorials at ISTE