Expanding course options with blended learning
Blended learning is the hottest learning trend in use by public, charter, private and online courses. Because of budget and resource cuts, schools are finding it necessary to address a wide range of critical needs based on a “do more with less” approach to curriculum. Online learning, combined with a traditional classroom approach, provides the option of addressing a wide range of critical needs that may not be possible within the current budget framework, including:
- Expanding course catalogues;
- resolving a shortage of qualified teachers; or
- providing an alternative for students who are not well suited to the traditional classroom model.
Meeting Student Needs through Flexible Scheduling
School districts that include the use of virtual schools are able to remove time and place barriers and offer a quality alternative to the traditional classroom. Districts engage more students by enabling them to enroll in a wider variety of classes and complete coursework on a schedule that works for them.
Whether enrolled full-time or part-time, a growing number of students prefer learning in a virtual environment for one or more of the following reasons:
- A desire to graduate ahead of schedule;
- Limited or conflicting class schedules;
- The need for an alternative to a traditional school setting;
- Living with illness or other challenges; and
- Professional careers in athletics or the arts that require the student to travel extensively.
Teaching Options- School District Teachers or GSN Certified Teachers
School districts using GSN’s digital curriculum have the option of either assigning existing teaching staff to facilitate the online experience or contracting to use GSN’s experienced and certified teaching staff. For more information, contact us.