IN RESPONSE TO VIRGINIA EXTENDED SCHOOL CLOSURE
Free K–8 Learning Modules
Virtual Virginia now offers online learning modules for K–8 teachers and students, available via the Virtual Virginia LMS for teachers to use with their students through the end of the 2019–2020 academic year.
The following K–8 learning modules will be available:
- Kindergarten and Grades 1–5*
- STEM, Grades K–8**
- English/Language Arts 6, 7, and 8
- Math 6, 7 and 8
- Science 6, 7, and 8
- U.S. History to 1865
- U.S. History: 1865 to Present
- Civics & Economics
* Each grade-level resource will include learning modules covering English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
** The three STEM resources are divided into the following grade-level bands: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–8.
Free High School Resources to Support Virtual Learning
For the remainder of the 2019–2020 academic year, Virtual Virginia will offer 81 online resources in all high school subject areas at no cost for teachers and students to use in online delivery via the Virtual Virginia LMS. The resources contain fully developed lessons aligned to state and national standards, videos, interactive applications, and assignments. Teachers using the resources will have access to free training and ongoing support through a professional learning network of Virginia educators.
Online resources are available in the following high school content areas:
Health & PE
History & Social Sciences
Teachers: To gain access to these resources, contact your local school counselor of record, who can enroll you and your students in the appropriate course(s) in Virtual Virginia’s SIS via the bulk enrollment process.
Free Teacher Training to Support Virtual Learning
Virtual Virginia hosted a series of three webinars in March and April 2020 for all Virginia public educators at no cost. Recordings of these webinars are provided below.
Foundations of Online Teaching Using Web Conferencing
Learn how to create online classrooms, structure a live instructional session, and share best practices for synchronous instruction.
Webinar originally hosted by Virtual Virginia, March 19, 2020.
Supporting Instruction through Video Lessons
Learn how to use free tools to record brief video lessons that can be shared with students.
Webinar originally hosted by Virtual Virginia, March 26, 2020.
Teaching Online with Virtual Virginia Digital Content
Learn how to quickly get the most out of the Virtual Virginia Blended Resources (listed above), create assignments, monitor progress, and much more.
Webinar originally hosted by Virtual Virginia, April 2, 2020.
Should you have any additional needs for support through Virtual Virginia’s digital content and training, please contact Sarah Warnick, Director of Products & Services ([email protected]).