An Orientation for Parents and Students

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Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Oxford Community Schools Administration Offices
Training Room E (downstairs)
10 N. Washington, Oxford, MI
• Planning strategies
• OVA website (lab hours,
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tutoring, helpful sites)
Pacing calculator
Mentors and mentor
communications
Content teachers
Note taking
Assessments (quizzes,
tests, cumulative exams)
• Progress reports and
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grades
Cool Tools: Scribblar
and Trillian
Technical
troubleshooting
OVA laptops
Parent involvement
Let’s get started!
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Introductions
Mrs. Peggy Boggs
Mrs. Gail Kozyra
Other Mentors Available for You
Mrs. Tracey Hurford
Mrs. Jennifer Burrows
Mrs. Janet Schell
Other Important OVA Staff
Mr. Brad Smith, OVA Technical
Mr. Mark Suckley, Counselor
Ms. Kat Caron, Registrar
Mr. Drew Hulbert, Director
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
OCS Vision
Creating a world-class education today to
shape tomorrow’s selfless, global leaders.
Mission Statement
Oxford Schools work together with local and
global communities to educate learners with
rigorous coursework, while fostering skills
relevant to each individual and enhancing
cooperative relationships. We prepare
learners for success in a world community
where they are invested in the process of
making principled decisions.
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Philosophy of OVA
Oxford Virtual Academy takes the distance
out of distance learning by working in
partnership with families to provide rigorous
academic preparation that is teacher
mentored, parent directed and customized to
meet the needs of students from all academic
backgrounds. OVA drives student learning
and supports positive family relationships
based on trust and a shared belief that the
student always comes first.
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Mentors and Mentor
Communications
• Weekly Communication
• Two way communication requirement
• Available by phone, email and instant messaging
• Assist with all aspects of student education
• Direct students and parents in proper course of action
• Cheerleader for your student!
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Planning Strategies
• Use course calculators
• Work five to six hours per day (include electives)
• Take good notes and use them!
• Reach out to your Content Teachers
• Communicate with your Mentor Teacher
• Ask for help
• Create a plan for the day, week, semester
• Stick with it!
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
OVA Website
http://oxfordvirtualacademy.
org/
• Mentor Teachers
• Lab Hours
• Tutoring Availability
• Pacing Calculator *
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Content Teachers
• Assist students with online content
• Keep Mentor informed of student progress
• May or may not be an Oxford School District teacher
• ASK FOR HELP
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Pacing calculator
http://oxfordvirtualacademy.
org/tech-support/otherhelpful-links
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
When you visit the OVA Lab:
• Please bring your own laptop and ear buds
• Follow the District Code of Conduct (including dress code)
• Follow the Acceptable Use Policy at all times
• Follow our OVA Lab Etiquette (posted)
• Connection Sites
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Note Taking
• Key to Success
• Show Examples
• Use for assessments
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Assessments (quizzes, tests,
cumulative exams)
• Use your notes
• Retakes allowed in some
programs
• Cumulative Exam – must be
taken at an OVA Lab
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Progress reports and grades
• E2020 Progress
• Apex Progress
• Lincoln Progress
“Parent Involvement from Day
1 is critical for student
success”
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
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Cool Tools
Scribblar and Trillian
• Video Updates
Let’s demo these….
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Count Day
• Must login in and do an
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activity on 2/6
Required to Login 10 times
between 2/7 and 3/8
Must complete an activity
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Technical Troubleshooting
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Update downloads
Flash cache
Email Mentor and…
Brad Smith, OVA Tech
Coordinator
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
OVA Laptops
• Property of Oxford Schools
• Destruction outside of
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normal usage is the
responsibility of the parents
No stickers
Watch downloads – use care
and discretion
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Extensions and Course Changes
• Must be requested via
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Registrar three weeks prior to
end of term – watch mentor
communication for date
Course changes require
approval from registrar
Registrar is Kat Caron
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Parent Involvement
• Monitor Progress
• Read Mentor
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Communications
Ask your child
Do not wait until the end of
the semester…get help
before it’s too late!
Tips for Virtual Success
An Orientation for Parents and Students
Let’s Get Started….
• E2020 / Apex see
Mrs. Kozyra
• Lincoln / K12 see
Mrs. Boggs or
Mrs. Hurford
• Laptops Pickup at
lab

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