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Virtual learning might be on the horizon for SC schools after COVID-19 pandemic

Originally published in The Index-Journal – March 27, 2020 The ongoing coronavirus pandemic led Gov. Henry McMaster to give an executive order and close all public pre-K-12 schools, initially through March, but on Tuesday, the closures were extended through April. School districts across South Carolina were forced to turn to eLearning and instructional packets to […]

Online Schools Donate Cleaning Supplies

Originally aired on KING-TV – March 26, 2020 Hospitals and health agencies across the country are in dire need of supplies. After state testing was cancelled because of the coronavirus, Insight School of Washington and Washington Virtual Academies decided to donate the cleaning supplies they purchased to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. KING-TV was there […]

Virtual classes on course amid COVID-19 crisis, traditional classrooms may fall behind

Originally aired on WJBK-TV – March 24, 2020 Angela Brandenburg’s classes haven’t skipped a beat amid the COVID-19 crisis. That’s because her school – Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy – is already online. “We have that ability to be flexible for every student – their school is at home with them so whatever they need […]

Arkansas Virtual Academy creates state’s first virtual FFA chapter

Originally aired on WMC-TV – March 1, 2020 Virtual education can be a better fit for some students’ schedules, while one academy is adding more opportunities for kids online. The Arkansas Virtual Academy has added the state’s first Virtual FFA chapter for students to join. Certified teachers and schoolwork curriculum mimic the typical classroom setting. […]

PAlive! Nicole Manley Math Interventionist

Originally aired on WBRE-TV – February 26, 2020 Insight PA Cyber Charter School math interventionist Nicole Manley is working to foster love for a subject a lot of students struggle with. Watch her interview with PAlive! to learn how her online ‘Math Nights’ is combating students fears. To learn more about Insight PA Cyber Charter School, […]

South Carolina helps prepare young people for careers

Originally published in The State – January 27, 2020 When I enrolled in classes at Coastal Carolina University, I was so excited to begin my college journey. I thought that the school’s marine science program would be an opportunity to swim with dolphins and basically play in the water all day. But I didn’t quite […]

Op-ed: Include virtual education in teacher certification requirements

Originally published in The Indianapolis Star – February 9, 2020 I have been in education for a long time, both as a teacher and as an administrator. I have also taught in multiple school settings, including in a traditional classroom as well as in a virtual one. Having a front row seat to various learning […]

Wabash County woman starts Indiana’s first virtual FFA chapter

Originally aired on WFFT-TV – January 31, 2020 A Wabash County woman started Indiana’s first ever virtual Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. Amber Lewis, agriculture and criminal justice teacher for the Indiana Digital Learning School, identified a need for an FFA chapter that was accessible to everyone. “One of the great things about being […]