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JULY 2012 eNewsletter
In this issue: New Courses For Fall 2012, Summer Session II – Now Registering,
Join Our Upcoming Webinar, STEM for College & Careers
VHS Introduces New Courses In Fall 2012
New Languages Pave the Road to a New School Year
In partnership with Connections Learning, The VHS Collaborative (VHS) will be offering more online course options for middle and high schools worldwide. Starting in the fall of 2012, students will have the opportunity to take sought-after courses including Japanese I and II, Sign Language I and II and Driver’s Education.
Our continued partnership with Connections Learning allows VHS member schools and individually enrolled students access to a wide variety of programs. Students are able to access courses that would otherwise be unavailable to them through their local school programs. Read the full article.
Join Our Next Webinar
The VHS Collaborative Webinar Series Presents…
“Policy, Quality and Cost Considerations of Blended Learning Environments“
Join us on July 30, 2012 for a free webinar to review options for online education that will boost your school’s 21st century studies.
Identify the goals and benefits of implementing a blended learning environment
Explore the range of delivery methods
Look at the current marketplace of online education providers and partners
Discuss Policy and Cost considerations
Our session concludes with setting goals, offering ideas of delivery models that that will best suits your needs, and provide ways in which your school or district can further develop a curriculum to incorporate online learning.
Webinar: Policy, Quality and Cost Considerations of Blended Learning Environments
Date: Monday July 30, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
LEARN MORE OR REGISTER NOW
For more information contact dneuffer@TheVHSCollaborative.org, or call 978-450-0413.
STEM Learning For College & Careers
Blogging On Preparing Students for Careers in Science
Jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are growing faster than in any other field in the United States but less than 30% of high school graduates are ready to pursue college education in science.
We need to do more to ensure that all students have access to rigorous and engaging science courses that provide them with the skills, tools, and global perspective necessary to succeed in STEM careers. Read the full blog post now.
Subscribe to The VHS Collaborative Blog. Read more from colleagues, experts and online learning advocates and join in the conversation to discuss blended learning initiatives in education today.
Now Enrolling for Summer Session II
There’s Still Time to Take An Online Summer Course – Register Now
Whether you need to make up credit before the fall semester, or you are looking for interesting courses that will teach you new and innovative skills, VHS online Summer School courses are a great way to get ahead!.
With the support of a teacher, and interaction with online peers troughout the course, VHS’ Online Summer program is a convenient option for students who:
Need to make up credits to graduate on schedule
Have other commitments and need flexible scheduling
Want to try an online course while their schedule is less demanding
Are looking to get ahead or stay academically engaged during the summer months
Summer Session II offers online studies in the following subject areas:
Chemistry, Biology, English Literacy Skills, Financial Literacy, Pre-Algebra/Algebra Preparation, Planning for College, Health, U.S. History, Video Game Design
URL for The VHS Collaborative: http://thevhscollaborative.org/
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