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[EdOptions Academy] Getting to Know Our Teachers

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -- Misty Jacobs

Who are the EdOptions Academy teachers? That is the question that most often comes up in conversations with schools that are interested in using EdOptions Academy to meet a virtual course need. The answer consistently seems to surprise! EdOptions Academy teachers are teachers from your state, often times from neighboring districts. They are licensed classroom teachers with at least three years of classroom experience, and they receive extensive training in online education after joining the EdOptions team.

EdOptions Academy teachers spend their days with students virtually. This means they have to be very  knowledgeable and skilled in strategies to motivate and encourage students in an online learning environment. When a student is first enrolled in an EdOptions course, the teacher reaches out to provide an overview of helpful resources available and to make certain the student knows how to contact them. Each day, they grade student work and provide feedback, making sure that the student has a strong understanding of the material at hand. Just like teachers inside school buildings, EdOptions Academy teachers also communicate with parents and school administrators. This communication may take place via email, phone call, text message, or through the collaboration tools within the online curriculum. Teachers may set up one-on-one or small group time (over the phone) with students when extra help and clarification is needed.

So, there you have it—EdOptions Academy teachers aren’t much different from your teachers. They all have a passion for what they do and a love of learning!

Want to learn more? Find out how you enhance, expand, and extend your school or districts’ offerings with flexible and fully-accredited digital learning solutions from Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy!