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What can IVS do for you?

Welcome,

What can IVS do for you?

Since Illinois Virtual School (formerly IVHS) began in 2000 and piloted our first class in 2001 the world of digital learning has boomed into a broad landscape of tools, policies and innovations.  We’d like to support learners, schools and stakeholders as they grow. Whether taking our courses, exploring online opportunities or looking to craft a local solution, IVS can bridge education and technology.

So, what are you looking for from digital education? What are your goals? How can we partner with and support you?

Christine Gregory
Digital Learning Support Lead
Illinois Virtual School

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Parenting today’s learner – advice from the teacher

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Dear Parents,

The landscape of learning today looks a lot different than in did just a few years ago.  My oldest son went to a school without email and my youngest just had me sign off on his “Smart board rules and permissions” form. Regardless of how technically minded you are, there are some things which every parent should know and do to help their student be successful in school.

1) Check student progress.  In the age of web 2.0, you no longer have to rely solely on the note in the backpack to know how your student is doing.  The web has helped us work through the kinks in communication (aka my middle son who’s notes from the teacher never managed to make it to my hands).  Most schools now have an online progress monitoring Student Information System (Maestro, STI, Edline, or whatever your school portal is) there for you.  In…

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