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Highlighting a Successful Year: Part 1

Highlighting a Successful Year:  Part 1 Our students and staff at Achieve Virtual have had an incredible year.  I’d like to take this time highlight some of the wonderful things going on in our classes this year.  Meet some of our teachers and the unique learning experiences going on in their courses.  In part 1 […]

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Need Credits This Summer?

Need Credits This Summer? Achieve Virtual is providing free summer school to interested students.  Students are allowed to take a maximum of 2 classes, no exceptions due to our shortened summer and limited enrollment numbers. Students may choose to only take one class, but two is the maximum. Our summer school program will be 7 […]

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Contest Opportunity!

Contest Opportunity! Posted originally at Free Tech 4 Teachers by Richard Byrne.    Create an Interactive Image for a Chance to Win an iPad Mini   ThingLink and Rosen Digital have teamed up to run an interactive image contest for K-12 students. The ThingLink Interactive Image Contest for K-12 is giving away ten iPad minis, one to each […]

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A Parent’s Role in Virtual Education

A Parent’s Role in Virtual Education Because of the increased autonomy and self-motivation required to be successful in an online program, parent involvement is generally a key indicator of a successful virtual school experience.  Studies show that there is a direct positive correlation between parent involvement and student success.  This could probably be said for […]

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Importance of Good Communication in Virtual School

Importance of Good Communication in Virtual School Just because you may be taking your classes from home by yourself, you will need to be able to communicate with several people including teachers, Achieve staff, and other students.  Let’s begin by discussing communication with your teachers. One of the most important aspects of online school is good, […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 5 Instructor Involvement This blog is the fifth and final of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 4

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 4 Knowledge and Experience This blog is the fourth of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 3

5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 3 Interaction Intensity This blog is the third of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 2

5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 2 Community Cohesion This blog is the second of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 1

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 1 Affective Association This blog is the first of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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