1. Educational Learning Opportunities: ONLINE SCHOOL Team Volunteer: Bianca L, Kalle Palmer, Sherita Turner, Tamara Wilson MTE/501 February 28, 2015 Joel Slater
2. Overview Chosen setting: Online School School Mission Statement School Values Student Demographics Available Technology Achieving National Standards High School Requirements References
3. Chosen Setting: Online School A flexible and independent educational environment which caterers toward individual student needs (K12, 2014). Certified teachers are highly qualified, many holding phDs (Stanford University Online High School, 2015) and act as learning coaches for students (K12, 2014). Utilizes modern technology to achieve educational aims (K12, 2014) while still engaging students in real time discussion virtually (Stanford University Online High School, 2015). The online setting allows for the existence of a diverse student body which can draw on the wealth of individual experience and contribute this to the virtual seminars which facilitate student engagement (Stanford University Online High School 2015). University of Phoenix, 2014
4. School Mission Statement The Volunteer Online School is a fully accredited online school adhering to national standards for students grades K-12, which provides a flexible educational environment assisting individual students in achieving academic success. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education that meets them where they are. Our duty is to equip students with the tools needed to attend college. We are accountable for providing a nationally competitive education that empowers all students.
5. School Values Benefits of a community learning environment with an engaging seminar to foster engagement (Stanford University Online High School, 2015). To prepare all students to have to live and compete in our continuously changing society. Highly qualified teachers (K12, 2014). Flexible and independent educational offerings to accommodate the varying academic needs of a diverse student body (Stanford University Online High School, 2015). V Unique and proven successful curriculum prioritizing the needs of students (K12, 2014) Students can learn from around the world while allowing parents to actively engage in their childs learning experience (K12, 2014).
6. Student Demographics 33% 44% 23% Enrollment by School Districts Urban Rural Sub-urban70% 30% Enrollment by Gender FEMALE MALE
9. Available Educational Technology Computer/Notebook- Laptop Windows OS/Macintosh OS Internet Connections (Web Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome) Browser Plug In and Useful Software (Microsoft Office Suites, Abode Acrobat Reader, Abode Flash Player/Shockwave)
10. Available Educational Technology If a student does not have a computer or notebook, a loaner notebook will be given and subsidized internet access will be given to assist with the internet bill per month. If needed, students will also receive a pair of head phones.
11. Achieving National Standards with the Volunteer School Online Curriculum offerings are aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative ( Education World, 2015) Additional National Standards for grades K-12 are met with our curriculum including those for ESL (TESOL) and Gifted Program Standards (NAGC) (Education World, 2015). To ensure that National and State Standards for specific coursework are met, our school utilizes our diverse course offerings and partnerships. A framework for completion of courses with educational partners on a local, regional and national level has been established to align our unique and flexible curriculum with the required standards (K12, 2014).
12. High School Requirements High School Graduation Requirements: 24 completed credits, satisfying the course requirements. Full time high school students are required to complete 6 consecutive credits annually (George Washington University Online High School, 2015).
13. References Education World. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/standards/ George Washington University Online High School. (2015 ). Retrieved from http://www.gwuohs.com/ K12. (2014). Retrieved from http://ww2.k12.com/mod/home/ Stanford University Online High School. (2015). Retrieved from https://ohs.stanford.edu/academics.html Treca Digital Academy. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.tdaonline.org/