Zoom: The Basics and Beyond

Learn and practice using the variety of tools available in Zoom to create a more interactive and productive experience for your students. We will explore breakout rooms, a variety of screen sharing options, annotation, and more. We will also discuss techniques beyond the tools to use to make sure students are engaged and attentive while in the Zoom room.

If you cannot attend a live session, you can access a recording here.

Collaborative Online Teaching and Learning

At VLACS, we offer a variety of ways for students and teachers to collaborate and engage online.  We have learned a great deal by trial and error and will share tips and techniques we have learned to create an environment where students and teachers work collaboratively to learn from each other and create group products. We will look both at how to leverage the tools in Zoom and how to develop effective lessons for collaboration in an online setting.

If you cannot attend a live session, you can access a recording here.

VLACS Partnership Training

Join us for a full day of training on all things VLACS.  During this training, you will learn about the different learning options at VLACS, the enrollment process, course navigation, and how to use the student information system to best support your students. You will also see things from the student view and gain an understanding of the timelines and process for enrollment and communication tools. There will be breakout discussions with members of the VLACS School Counseling and Partnership teams.

VLACS Partnership Webinar:  Using the VLACS Student Information System

Join us for a one hour tutorial on how to use and navigate the VLACS student information system. In this session, we will show you where to log in and how to access all of the information that is available to you in the VLACS student information system to best support your students.  There will be time at the end of the session for your questions. This webinar is intended for school administrators who will be monitoring their students in VLACS courses.

VLACS Partnership Webinar:  Learning Options and New Offerings

Join us for one hour to learn about the different learning options and new offerings at VLACS. In this session, we will provide you with an overview of the benefits of using VLACS as a supplemental program, the different ways in which students can demonstrate mastery and earn credit, and some of our latest offerings such as career-focused courses and badging. There will be time at the end of the session to answer questions. This webinar is intended for school administrators who will be overseeing and monitoring their students in VLACS courses.

December 4th, 10:00 am

VLACS Partnership Webinar: Student Experience from Enrollment Through the First 28 days

Join us for one hour to see things from your student’s perspective. In this session, we will show you how students enroll in a VLACS course and what the course looks like from their perspective. We will also review communication protocols and expectations. There will be time at the end of the session to answer questions. This webinar is intended for school administrators who will be monitoring their students in VLACS courses.

December 18th, 10:00 am

Assessment in a Virtual Environment

During this session, we will discuss items to consider as you assess students in a virtual environment. This will include a discussion of competencies, techniques, academic integrity and tips we have learned over our past 12 years.

If you cannot attend the live session, you can access the recording here.

Consistency And Assessment Across the School when Online

Whether your school will be implementing a full online approach or a hybrid model, consistent tools and practices will ensure your students’ success.  Topics for this session include the importance of using the same tools, limiting the use of emails, designing and implementing consistent formats and modes of communication, and applying consistent practices at all levels of a district. We will also discuss consistent practices to consider in terms of assessment.

If you cannot attend a live session, you can access a recording here.