Virtual Learning – Online Learning

FlexPoint Offers a Blueprint for Building an Online Learning Program — from THE Journal

FlexPoint urges us to go beyond one-size-fits-all approach to online education. The FlexPoint Blueprint aids in selecting the right tools and asking the right questions, to build a path to hybrid learning success. Suggestions:

  • Ask parents/guardians for their preferred communication method.
  • Create a centralized resource hub online—with tools and resources for students and parents who are new to online learning to help them stay on track and engaged.
  • Create communications channels where parents can provide feedback and ask questions—like a social media group or message board. Once set up, ensure your team is able to consistently monitor and answer questions.
  • Hold a virtual open house with families to introduce them to staff and your online learning option.
  • Schedule live morning announcements for your students via an online video meeting platform.
  • Host science and social studies fairs online where students can showcase their projects. 
  • Host virtual career days or field trips for the students to attend. 
  • Provide families with access to a platform where they can monitor their child’s progress.

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