There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to children and learning. One of the ways Don Valley Academy accommodates the individual needs and learning styles of our students is through offering virtual learning. We bring the classroom to your child, during quarantine. Here are some of the benefits virtual learning provides to our students.
Virtual classes allow students to receive the flexibility they need. There’s no time wasted commuting to school and students get to collaborate on their studies with their teachers. Virtual classes give students the flexibility they need to explore their skill sets and build their strengths. They get to engage explicitly with their own learning processes and thus develop confidence in their learning style.
Virtual teachers are accessible and approachable to students. A simple email or message sent online starts the conversation and students can easily get extra attention for areas they’re struggling with. Digital communication makes teachers much more available to parents’ and students’ questions.
We provide ongoing guidance to students as they continue their educational careers.
- High-Quality Lessons
The learning environment in a Zoom classroom is similar to that of a traditional classroom. Students are still participating in lessons with their peers and are expected to respect the classroom rules. In this way, virtual classes are of the same high quality as exceptional traditional classes. However, they offer many more benefits.
We believe that smaller class sizes allow for more flexibility and creativity in students’ learning processes. They get more one-on-one guidance from teachers and permission to develop the learning style that works best for them.
- Interaction and Socialization
Children learn how to socialize and interact with others through school. Virtual learning doesn’t fall short in this area and still gives students the same opportunities to collaborate with each other. Children can make friends and enjoy learning together in virtual classes, especially when the class sizes are smaller. They receive more attention from teachers in small virtual classes than they would in larger traditional classes.
- Parent Involvement
Parents can be involved in every aspect of their child’s virtual learning. From overhearing what they’re learning about during class to being included in messages between the teacher and student. Our teachers also send frequent reports to parents on their child’s learning progress. You are always in the loop with your child’s learning.
At Don Valley Academy, we believe that virtual learning is an asset to your child’s education. We offer both part-time and full-time studies as well as summer school. Contact us today to learn more.