The flexibility that online learning provides is one of its greatest benefits, but it also requires a different level of self-motivation and accountability than traditional classroom learning.
A growing number of districts and states around the country have faced significant teacher shortages in recent years. Administrators have found themselves scrambling to fill open positions with qualified candidates and have been forced to find creative, and at times, less than ideal, solutions to overcome this issue. And, these shortages come with negative impacts on multiple levels. Teachers are left with larger class sizes, increased workloads, and classes outside of their area of expertise; students are at risk of missing out on the type of top-quality instruction they need and deserve in order to thrive academically. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what lies at the root of these teacher-shortage issues and what administrators can consider doing to meet specific challenges in their own buildings.
EdOptions Academy partners directly with districts and schools across the country to step in with state-certified, extensively trained teachers and proven digital curricula for in-demand subjects when faced with the challenge of teacher shortage. Here are seven benefits to partnership with EdOptions Academy to meet your staffing needs.
Understandably, the prospect of your child having to physically attend school over the summer may sound undesirable to both your child and you. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of flexible online options for students of all ages and that bring the opportunity of learning straight to your home. Check out what’s available for your child this summer:
Virtual teachers are not robots – I repeat – virtual teachers are not robots. At least this is the case at EdOptions Academy. The teachers are from your state, often from neighboring districts. They are licensed classroom teachers with at least three years of classroom experience, and they receive extensive training in online education and virtual instruction after joining the EdOptions Academy team.
The much-anticipated summer break is almost upon us. And, while most students will be attempting to forget about school, summer is the most opportune time to earn credits that are needed to catch up, explore something new, or even plan for the fall.
Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with one of our Edmentum partners in Middlebury, Indiana, to gather some tried-and-true best practices from a blended learning program with a history of success. Lauren Bailey, the blended learning lab teacher at Northridge Middle School (NMS), leverages Edmentum Courseware for digital curriculum and EdOptions Academy for completely virtual courses in her blended learning lab.
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