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Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy holds ribbon cutting for new blended learning center

The Adovcate Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Baton Rouge Blended Learning Center at 4962 Florida Blvd. on March 8. The academy is an accredited, full-time online public charter school with nearly 2,000 students across the state, a news release said. Its Baton Rouge center will serve students in […]

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Making Curriculum Fun with the Iditarod Race

3/4/2017 Faye Hall, Getting Smart  While many students dread the end of winter break, for Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) it marks the beginning of the most exciting time of the year, as we gear up for the Alaska Iditarod—the greatest sled dog race on earth. I stumbled upon the website www.iditarod.com while looking for math supplements […]

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WIVA teacher makes lasting impact in the digital age of education

(By Brittany Falkers, We Are GreenBay ) Online learning has become an important part of the education system for hundreds of kids in Wisconsin. One online educator out of De Pere is inspiring her students for the future and she is getting some recognition along the way from her peers. This month’s Terrific Teacher Pam Fierst was […]

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Gordon helps kids overcome bullying

By Fritz Busch (The Journal All Access) NEW ULM – A New Ulm resident who dealt with bullying in his younger days, then a flesh-eating disease last year that nearly caused him to lose an arm, continues to help students overcome bullying and learning disabilities. “I know what it’s like to be bullied,” Chris Gordon […]

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LAVCA Teacher Keeps Classes Running During Deadly Floods

Clouds rolled into Louisiana pouring over two feet of rain in some areas and breaking flood records across the state. Brick-and-mortar schools were forced to close. But even as her own street flooded, Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA) teacher Heather McFarland stayed on schedule and continued instructing her students online. “I only had one child […]

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Teacher Perspective: Back to School at Wyoming Virtual Academy

  Today marks the first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year at Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA). WYVA is a program of the Niobrara County School District #1 and is open to students in grades K through 12. I have proudly been an online teacher for all of the six years that WYVA has been available […]

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He’s Happy Teaching in a Virtual Reality

Now this is a classroom. Spencer Kahly is sitting comfortably in the converted porch of his home on B Drive North in Battle Creek. His floor heater hums contentedly and he’s wearing a comfy shirt and green Crocs. “Sometimes,” he said, “I comb my hair.” On his desk is a laptop that can, with the […]

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Alternate Route to School Goals

By Erik Rockwell Imagine a typical classroom scene. Kids sit at their desks, notebooks out. The teacher stands at the chalkboard, scrawling information that, yes, will be on the test. That teacher was my grandmother. She taught in Iowa schools for 40 years. Now I’m a teacher, too. But Grandma wouldn’t recognize my classroom. I […]