Scaling VTVLC: Updates for the Field
Original AOE announcement: Scaling Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative to Support Continuity of Learning.
4/29 Update: Remote Learning Resource: Expanded Access to Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
5/8 Update: Expanded Access to Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative: Supplemental Information
For schools planning to access VTVLC resources now, the registration and rostering process needs to begin immediately. Please download and complete this rostering sheet as soon as possible. For access to courses in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, we strongly encourage schools/centers to populate all teacher and student roster information before the end of this school year. Please download and complete this rostering sheet as soon as possible.
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Courses for Educators
See: Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Support for Schools (4/29)
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Presents Canvas Webinars
VTVLC, in collaboration with experts from Instructure (developers of Canvas) will be hosting several webinars to help schools prepare for using Canvas. The series consists of several aspects of using the LMS from migrating content, to using the various features of the platform to customize content and engaging students. For more information and to register for these events, please visit the VTVLC Webinars website.
Online Teaching Best Practices
"Online Teaching Best Practices" is intended for entire schools and participants will be grouped by content areas (math, English, etc.). Each section of this course will be facilitated over a 3-week period by a Vermont licensed teacher endorsed in the content area and with their Online Teaching Specialist (OTS) endorsement. This course is provided at no cost for schools and is intended to provide teachers with best practices for facilitating courses from a distance. Upon successful completion, teachers will be provided a certificate of training for 10 hours of professional development in best practices for online teaching.
Course Description: This introductory class is meant to help teachers who unexpectedly find themselves teaching online without having previous training in the pedagogy of online teaching. It is a selection of materials from multiple classes by the Northeast Online Teaching Institute including Methods 1: Introduction to Online Teaching, Methods II: Online Teaching Tools & Techniques, and Online Teaching with Practicum. The class uses the seven National Standards for Quality Online Teaching to focus the class content.
For questions, please contact Jeff Renard, Director/Principal of VTVLC. School administrators can complete the reqeust form to register their school.
Transitioning to Online: Getting Up and Running
More than 1,400 Vermont educators have already completed this online workshop to learn to prioritize their efforts in connecting with their students from a distance. The transition to the online classroom can be overwhelming for both teacher and student, but this workshop helps take the initial shock to a manageable level. During this free, self-paced, 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn from experienced online educators how to quickly establish communications, maintain a rapport, and engage students to maximize the success of the transition to online learning. Register online through the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative.