Tag Archives: Virtual Schools

Today is National Teacher Day!

Illinois Virtual School would like to thank all of our teachers for their hard work and dedication. If a teacher has made a difference in your life, then please take a moment today to show them their efforts are appreciated.

You can also #ThankaTeacher on your favorite social media platform. The National Education Association has provided a free template that you can DOWNLOAD to take a photo or video thanking a teacher who has made a difference in you or your child’s life, or to just thank all teachers or supporting our nation’s students each and every day.

Click HERE to learn just a few reasons why teachers deserve our praise and support.

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Spotting Fake News

You may remember an IVS blog post from January that described a National Public Radio story which told of a Stanford University Study that found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real and fake news. Because of that study, many schools have started taking action to teach students the difference between real and fake news. Click HERE to read a Boston Globe story by Johanna Seltz that takes a look at how some schools are now teaching their students how to spot fake news.

Online Learning Identified as One of the Important Developments in K-12 Education.

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Horizon Report: 2016 K-12  identifies online learning opportunities as an option for “hundreds of thousands of students…because of homeschooling, medical issues, or engagement in sports, while millions of other students are supplementing their in-class instructions with online courses to complete advanced coursework or gain greater schedule flexibility”.