Online Learning

Graduation Rates & Credit Recovery: By the Numbers

by
Shane Dennison

In this post, we will look at where the statistics regarding graduation rates in our country actually stand, why this issue needs to remain a priority, and the current role of credit recovery programs.

Hot Off the Press! Secondary At-Risk Students’ Online Course Self-Confidence Levels

by
Shane Dennison

Our state and federal programs manager, Shane Dennison, recently published a book detailing his research on at-risk students' self-confidence levels and outcomes in online courses. Read on for a sneak peek at the book and four strategies to improve student outcomes that Shane's research uncovered!

Five Ways to Improve Student Achievement with Virtual Courses

by
Sarah Cornelius

A well-implemented virtual program can bring many benefits to your school, district, and students. Here, we’ve put together the top five ways you can use virtual courses to improve student achievement.

[Middle School ELA Courses] The Design Process and New Features

by
Thomas Boe

In the fall of 2014, the Plato Courseware team started working on a brand-new series of courses for middle school English. They needed to dig into what strategies, tactics, features, voice, etc., work most effectively to engage middle school students, especially in English language arts (ELA).

[6 Tips] Budgeting for Next Year

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Sarah Cornelius

With the current school year coming into its final stretch, it’s time to start planning and budgeting for next year. We’ve put together these six tips to help you get a jumpstart and make the most of your technology budget for the upcoming year!

Five Tips for a Successful Online Credit Recovery Program

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Sarah Cornelius

As more and more jobs require some kind of post-secondary training, a high school diploma will only become more necessary. Online credit recovery programs can be a great solution to help students falling behind in credits (or at risk of it) to get back on track and graduate on time.

[Summer School Success] Meeting the Needs of Every Student

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Madison Michell

Nearly a year and a half ago, Bloomington Jr. High School (BJHS) in Bloomington, Illinois, sought a solution to remedy its summer school struggles. They turned to Edmentum's fully accredited virtual school, EdOptions Academy to solve challenges of rising costs, scheduling issues, and curriculum inconsistencies.

[Digital Learning Day] Embracing the Shift Toward Online and Blended Learning

by
Winnie O'Leary

Thanks to technology, content can be available for student learning on a 24/7 basis. Individual needs and learning styles can be addressed more successfully, and learners become more responsible and accountable for their own education. This Digital Learning Day, let’s look at online learning through the eyes of a classroom teacher and consider how teaching practices must evolve to meet the needs of today’s unique learners.

Three Key Factors for Student Success in a Virtual Program

by
Ana Dowling

Virtual classes can open the academic world to students in all levels of education. However, when starting an online class students must be aware of three key factors that will help them succeed.

Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners - Part IV

by
Shari Rios

A few months ago, I began a series, Putting Theory into Practice: Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners.

Giving Students Hope

by
Scott Lobdell

The Story of Beacon High Alternative School in Collier County, Florida

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