Difficulties and solutions with online learning include: Self DisciplineNo “live” teacherLack of accountability Solutions Log-In Daily (Plan to spend about 3 hours per week on each course) Communicate with your teacher often and attend tutoring if you have questions Follow the course calendar and due dates
Global Academy Tutoring Hours: ◦ Monday and Tuesday—1:00 pm-4:00 pm ◦ Please contact Global Academy to make a tutoring appointment ◦ Tutoring sessions typically last 30 minutes ◦ Students are welcome to visit the lab during testing hours to work on classes and ask questions.
Curriculum Website: www.apexvs.comwww.apexvs.com Username: ID#.GPS ◦ Example: 12345.GPS Password: Refer to your Orientation Letter ◦ You will be prompted to change your password when you first log-in to the course. ◦ Make sure to write your username and password on your Global Academy card
Your homepage will contain the following information Current grade Click on each one for further detail Course progress: Percent and pacing Global Academy and Course Announcements All active courses Click on course name to access curriculum
When you rest your cursor on the curriculum name, your course name and teacher name will appear Click on your course name to enter the course content
Once you’ve clicked on a course name, you will see your curriculum On the following screens, you will learn how to: ◦ Navigate through the course outline ◦ Access assignments and quizzes ◦ Submit assignments and quizzes ◦ Contact your teacher
Within your course, you will have both homework and quizzes that will need to be uploaded for grading You must submit coursework the following way: ◦ 1. Open the assignment
You need to copy and paste the assignment into a Word document. Complete the work within that word document and save it using the following format: ◦ File name: activityname.yourname Example: poeticanalysis.joeschmoe
The only way coursework will be accepted is through the following procedure: ◦ Upload your homework through the message system Select your course Select the activity you are submitting Select your teacher Upload your work here Subject must be “Coursework Submission”
Homework, Quizzes, and other work will not be accepted in any other way, including, but not limited to: ◦ Faxed ◦ Outside email accounts ◦ Hard copy ◦ Scanned
Important Facts about your Due Dates ◦ Please note that the due dates on the calendar are guidelines Do not hold all work until the deadline. Turn in work as you complete it in order to stay organized. You may still submit homework after a due date has passed. These dates are recommendations for course pacing. If you follow these recommendations, you will be on track to finish the course on time. ◦ Each course has an end date. You must take the final BEFORE your end date has passed. Extensions will only be granted for specific extenuating circumstances.
Your online learning course is designed to promote success by requiring mastery of each assignment or quiz before you may move on in the course Mastery is defined as a score of 60% or better on each quiz/assignment Each quiz/assignment can be reset by the student one additional time if mastery is not met If mastery is not met the second time, the student will need to email the instructor and provide copies of completed study guides ◦ Instructor will determine if student needs to repeat unit or may move on with current score
Finals Testing ◦ All students must take their finals at Global Academy. Please note that final exams must be taken prior to the course deadline. ◦ Testing Center Hours Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm-4:00pm Please bring the following items to testing ◦ Photo ID ◦ Permission to test email from instructor ◦ 4x6 handwritten note card with any useful course notes ◦ Calculator (for math courses)
Please be aware that you must pass the final exam with a score of 60% or better to pass the course, regardless of your grade on previous coursework Prepare for the exam: ◦ Use study guides and course notes to study for the final ◦ Be sure to contact your teacher often to get any questions answered ◦ Bring a 4x6 handwritten note card with any important notes for your exam
Please select the teacher you are wanting to contact. If you just have a general question, you may type in the message box and then hit send.
If you have a question about a specific assignment, please follow these steps: 1.Check submit homework 2.Select the teacher, course and activity you have a question about 3.Type your question in the message box
Your email messages need to remain courteous and appropriate—you are still held to the Gilbert Public Schools Code of Conduct at Global Academy. If you are disrespectful to any of the Global Academy staff, the administrator will be notified and the privilege of taking Global Academy courses may be revoked.
Did u grade that 1 st hw that I sent u? I ALREADY SENT YOU MY PROJECT!!!!!!!! Umm, yeah, I didn’t finish that assignment, lol… Btw, I didnt understand the part about fractions and stuff. HELP!
Dear Mr. Lymer, I am having some trouble understanding the last quiz for World Studies One. Can you please look at my study pages and let me know if I am missing any important information? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Judy Smith
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If you have any additional questions about your course, please contact your teacher or the Global Academy/Online Learning Office at (480)507-1476