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AVE BLENDED LAB INTRODUCTION “QUICK START” 2013 – 2014 School Year
Blended Lab: Blended Virtual Learning – A mixture of both synchronous and asynchronous learning, where the student accesses most of the course content in a virtual classroom/lab during school hours. Somerset Virtual/Mater Virtual Blended Labs are a great opportunity to provide engaging, online curriculum to students while at school. Communication with your SVA/MVA Teacher is extremely important and necessary.
Various Roles in the Blended Lab: ACADEMIC COACH You will report participation on a bi-quarterly basis to virtual teachers associated with your students (essentially once a month). Attendance to Academic Coach virtual meetings are Mandatory in order to share best practices and maintain effectively informed of updates and training. TEACHER The virtual teacher, academic coach & mentor teachers will provide help links, recordings, live sessions, and many more tools to help students complete their assignments; including face-to-face visits.
What is an AHD Specialist? Academic Helpdesk Specialist (AHD) tutor students in the content area needed. Respond to students’ content questions Math problems Writing issues (editing, revising, generating thesis) Homework assignments (projects, reports, etc.) Troubleshoot technical/computer issues (Level 1) Uploading or accessing assignments Accessing software Generating documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
AHD Additional Responsibilities: Assist Virtual Teachers & Students with Live Sessions & chats via Blackboard Live Edmodo Groups Communicate via email chat
Parent/Guardian Expectations: PARENTS Student and Parent/Guardian can check grades at any time in Maestro. Credentials are emailed to your email once the students registers. Parent/Guardians will receive automated weekly/monthly progress reports from their virtual teachers. Continuously monitor student’s progress. Be available for instructor’s calls. Sign and return Student/Parent handbook signature page 13 & Student Information Form to school to the Academic Coach.
Student Expectations: STUDENTS Student collaboration is encouraged, however each student is responsible for their own work and grades. Student is expected to work daily or at least every time he/she is in the lab. Student is expected to take notes and has the opportunity to resubmit assignments to improve their grade. A mandatory monthly call will take place between Parent/Guardian, Student, and Teacher.
More Student Expectations: Student is expected to check their email, BrainHoney announcements and dashboard daily. Students should inform teachers/academic coach of contact information changes within 48 hours. Students are responsible for work when they are absent from school. Students are expected to attend live lessons or view the recordings of the live lessons (sessions).
SVA/MVA Promise…. Students will NOT just be sitting idly in the lab waiting to begin They will be given access to tutorials, introductions, and self-assessments to guide their academic learning throughout the year (Student Orientation Course). Official academic work will begin on Monday, August 26th after students have completed the orientation and are ready to begin their coursework.
Course Information: Student should complete a minimum of 3-5 assignments per week depending on the course and pacing schedule set by the teacher. At the end of each module, students are expected to complete a Discussion Based Assessment (DBA) with their teacher and/or a Live Session. Student should only use the course website and other supplemental websites approved by the teacher, not (Google, Yahoo answers, etc.)
Ave Programs: In order to more fully engage and hold your blended lab students accountable, SVA/MVA offers a handful of Programs: AVE Amici “Pen Pal Program” w/Intl Students House Affiliations (Greek themed) Students will be enrolled in "House" for creation of camaraderie and community as well as motivation through healthy competition. Leadership Opportunities to tutor our Dual Diploma International Students Peer Learning Groups “Peer Tutors” Live Sessions Academic Helpdesk Online Tutors Student of the Month Elected by School Administration/AC
By: Academica Virtual Education Orientation to your Virtual Course
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism Plagiarism is copying or using ideas or words (from another person, an online classmate, or an internet or print source) and presenting them as your own.
Netiquette & Cyberbullying: Student collaboration is encouraged, however each student is responsible for their own work and grades. Please be aware that all SVA/MVA Teachers utilize a myriad of technologies, such as PlagScan, to check student work for authenticity.
Helpful Videos: Brainhoney http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=brainhoney+tutorials+for+stu dents&oq=brainhoney+tutorials+for+students&gs_l=youtube.3...11019.13786.0.1 39126.96.36.199.0.0.0.151.1276.13j3.16.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.V_uOOsT8pRk http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=brainhoney+tutorials+for+stu dents&oq=brainhoney+tutorials+for+students&gs_l=youtube.3...11019.13786.0.1 39188.8.131.52.0.0.0.151.1276.13j3.16.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.V_uOOsT8pRk Edmodo – an educational social collaboration site to interact with your teacher and fellow students. http://bit.ly/pCk24J http://bit.ly/pCk24J Dropbox – save your files for free virtually. http://bit.ly/nKfqRt http://bit.ly/nKfqRt