Essential Soft Skills Students Gain in Online Education

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Essential Soft Skills Students Gain in Online Education

Beyond earning a degree, high school students acquire skills that prepare them for adulthood and workforce. Among the most important skills gained during those four years are soft skills – or personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues, and communication abilities needed for success on the job. These are the skills that can’t always be […]

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7 Rules for Online Etiquette

As an online student at Achieve Virtual, communication is a bit different than in a face-to-face setting.  We pride ourselves in providing several opportunities for social interactions, but the difference is that most communication is via written text in an online environment.  Because this means you are missing body language cues and immediate feedback from […]

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Meet the Teacher: John Wentland

We recently interviewed Mr. John Wentland, one of our fantastic science teachers here at Achieve Virtual.  He was voted as March’s You Make a Difference award winner and for good reason.  Mr. Wentland currently teaches Chemistry at Crawfordsville High School in Indiana as well as ICP and Chemistry for us at Achieve Virtual.  Our principal, […]

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March Student Tech Tip: Screenshots

As a virtual school student, there are several times when you will be asked to take a screenshot or a picture of your computer screen.  Whether you are showing proof of finishing an interactive or online game or showing your teacher or IT department a technical problem you are experiencing.  Sometimes it is very helpful […]

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Meet the Teacher: Robert Lewis

Congratulations to Robert Lewis, the You Make a Difference Award winner for last month. In this post, we highlight one of our wonderful social studies teachers.  This short video lets you meet Mr. Lewis as he shares what he is most excited about in his courses, what makes him an effective online teacher, and why […]

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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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