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April 16, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for April 16, 2015

Another item from today’s inbox…

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
April 16, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
April 9 – Progress report posted in the registration system.
April 23 – Progress report posted in the registration system.
May 8 – End of early calendar courses.
May 14 – Final grades for early calendar courses posted in the registration system.
May 22 – End of traditional calendar courses.
May 28 – Final grades for traditional calendar courses posted in the registration system.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories

Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

Registration Open for 2015-2016
Registration is open for the 2015-2016 school year. This includes registration for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.

 

For those school registering for the NCVPS Occupational Course of Study co-teaching courses, we  encourage you to enroll for courses now that you need even if you don’t know all the students that will need the course.  You can always add additional students or drop students before the start of Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters or Yearlong 2015-2016 courses.

 

Getting Started

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page. You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful e-learning program at your school.

 

Course Catalog Updates

 


German is returning to the NCVPS catalog! The North Carolina ITS has decided to allow NCVPS to continue to offer German courses through Oklahoma State University for the 2015-2016 while NCVPS completes the RFP process.

 

Microsoft’s Sharepoint 2013
Microsoft’s Sharepoint 2013 has been added to our course catalogue for next year. See the details below.

 

Funding Updates

 

DPI has not released the new allotment totals yet for districts and charter schools.  We have started districts and charters with their allotment totals that they had for the 2014 – 2015 school year:

 

After the North Carolina General Assembly passes the state’s 2015-2016 budget bill, we will adjust the allotment totals. You will likely see an increase in your allotment totals after the adjustment.

 

If you have any difficulties, please open a ticket at the Virtual Support Center here: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

Grade Reporting
See how your students are progressing!
We will post an unweighted progress report in the registration system on April 23 for all classes.

 

Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number ofintervention strategies for districts and schools to help.

 

Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.

AP Test for NCVPS Courses

Please forward this message to your school’s AP testing coordinator.

 

Be sure to input the NCVPS code (045) into the “Online Provider Code” found on page 1, item G of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam.

 

This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of the student’s May 2015 test scores for our records.

 

These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

Tech Updates
Below are some tips and reminders to help you have a wonderful school year!
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help to insure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset 

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements 
 

For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
Vendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

  • American History 2 – Apex Learning
  • American History 2 – Apex Learning
  • Civics and Economics – Apex Learning
  • French 1 – Edgenuity
  • French 2 – Florida Virtual
  • Math 3 – Edgenuity
  • Psychology – Edgenuity
  • Spanish 1 – Edgenuity
  • Spanish 1 – Florida Virtual
  • Visual Arts – Edgenuity

Professional Learning with NCVPS

 

The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course.

The next class starts on June 15. Please check out this link for details.

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!

 

View our full course catalog here.

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 
View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

April 2, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for April 2, 2015

From this morning’s inbox…

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
April 2, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
April 3 – State Holiday
 
April 9Progress report posted in the registration system.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories

Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

Registration Open for 2015-2016
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2015-2016 school year. This includes registration for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.

 

For those school registering for the NCVPS Occupational Course of Study co-teaching courses, DON’T WAIT!  We encourage you to enroll for courses that you need even if you don’t know all the students that will need the course.  You can always add additional students or drop students before the start of Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters or Yearlong 2015-2016 courses.

 

Microsoft’s Sharepoint 2013 has been added to our course catalogue for next year. See the details below.

 

DPI has not released the new allotment totals yet for districts and charter schools.  We have started districts and charters with their allotment totals that they had for the 2014 – 2015 school year:

 

After the North Carolina General Assembly passes the state’s 2015-2016 budget bill, we will adjust the allotment totals. You will likely see an increase in your allotment totals after the adjustment.

 

If you have any difficulties, please open a ticket at the Virtual Support Center here: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

ELA & ELC Award Finalists!
The North Carolina Virtual Public School is pleased to announce the finalists for the first annual E-Learning Advisor / E-Learning Coordinator of the Year Award!

This recognition appropriately reflects the endless hours these individuals have spent helping students succeed.
On behalf of the North Carolina Virtual Public School, we extend our appreciation to these nominees for a job well done!
A special thank you is extended to all ELAs and ELCs in North Carolina schools.
We notice and appreciate your dedication, enthusiasm, patience and continued hard work!
Thank you ALL for everything you do for North Carolina’s students!
CONGRATULATIONS!
______________________________

The following ELAs and ELCs across the state of North Carolina received nominations for this award:

Tara Zandt – Southern Middle School in Person County

Christy Gardner – Northeast Biotech High School in Cabarrus County

Gabrielle Beckman – AC Reynolds High School in Buncombe County

Terrie Stainback – Roanoke Rapids High School in Roanoke Rapids

Pamela Baker – Bertie Middle School in Bertie County

Maura MacKinnon – South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte Mecklenburg

Latasha Fonville – Hugh M. Cummings High School in Alamance County

Wendy Kraft – District Office in New Hanover County

Betty Byrum – Perquimans High School in Perquimans County

Deborah Ellis – East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill Carrboro School District

Erin Schneider – Orange High School in Orange County

Jessica Milligan – John Hoggard High School in New Hanover County

Kayla Garlock- Roland Grise High School in New Hanover County

Rachel Rose – Emsley High School in New Hanover County

Derrick Austin – Overhills High School in Harnette County

Teresa Heffelfinger – Shelby High School in Cleveland County

Tricia Daffron – Currituck High School in Currituck County

Kay Osswald – Lake Norman High School in Iredell County

Jatana Baucom- Union Academy Charter School in Monroe, NC

 ________________________________

The following top three scoring candidates will move to Phase Two of the selection process:

 

Wendy Kraft – New Hanover County Schools

Jatana Baucom – Union Academy Charter School

Jessica Milligan – John Hoggard High School

NCVPS in the News
We are proud and pleased that Education Week highlighted our program in “Online Course-Taking Evolving into Viable Option for Special Ed.”

 

Edweek reported the following:

 

“Skip Stahl, a senior policy analyst for the Wakefield, Mass.-based Center for Applied Special Technology, said he sees the North Carolina virtual courses as a gold standard unlikely to be replicated by for-profit companies.”

 

Thank you, Skip Stahl, and thank you North Carolina schools and districts for helping make us the “gold standard.”

New State Learning Management System
We are excited to share that the state is adoptingInstructure’s Canvas as its statewide Learning Management System (LMS).

 

This change means more ways to collaborate and to share content across the state. Canvas will provide us with more ways to engage students and to differentiate courses to meet student needs.  It will also connects easily with Home Base.

We are working with Canvas right now to develop a migration and training plan.  We will keep you posted along the way.  This is great news for North Carolina and NCVPS!

Grade Reporting
See how your students are progressing!
We will post an unweighted progress report in the registration system on April 9 for all classes.

 

Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to help.

 

Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.

AP Test for NCVPS Courses

Please forward this message to your school’s AP testing coordinator.

 

Be sure to input the NCVPS code (045) into the “Online Provider Code” found on page 1, item G of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam.

 

This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of the student’s May 2015 test scores for our records.

 

These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

Chromebook Issues
silver-keyboard2.jpgNCVPS leadership would like to remind school-based technologists that Chromebooks are not on our list of supported hardware specifications.  Students will struggle to successfully complete NCVPS courses with a Chromebook as their primary technology resource.  The collaborative tools, java content, pull down menus and submission of assessments can all be problematic and/or non-functional in NCVPS courses.

While we realize it can be a challenge for districts to supply technology resources for students, allowing students to attempt their coursework on a Chromebook will have a major impact on student success. This negative impact is seen by NCVPS on a regular basis.

Please take a look at NCVPS technology requirements (see below) to gain further information on system resources students will need to be successful in NCVPS courses.

Tech Updates
Below are some tips and reminders to help you have a wonderful school year!
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help to insure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset 

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements 
 

For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
Vendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

  • Math 2 – Fuel Education
  • Psychology – Edmentum
  • English 3 – OdysseyWare
  • Physics – Edgenuity
  • Physical Science – Edgenuity
  • Earth and Environmental Science – Edgenuity

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!

 

View our full course catalog here.

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 
View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

March 27, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for March 26, 2015

From yesterday’s inbox…

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty view this email, you may view it as a web page here.
March 26, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
March 26 – 1st 9-week grades for traditional calendar posted in the registration system.
March 26 – Progress reports for early calendar and credit recovery courses posted in the registration system.
March 30 – Registration for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 opens.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories

Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year
Registration for the 2015 – 2016 school year will open on March 30. This will include registration for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015. We anticipate that registration for Spring 2016 will open in the first week of April.

 

DPI has not released the new allotment totals yet for districts and charter schools.  We will start districts and charters with their allotment totals that they had for the 2014 – 2015 school year.  We will then adjust when the new numbers come in after the General Assembly passes the state’s new budget bill. You will likely see an increase in your allotment totals after the adjustment.

 

If you have any difficulties, please open a ticket at the Virtual Support Center here: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

NCVPS Catalogue Updates
NCVPS has posted its course listing for the 2015-2016 school year on our catalogue page here.

 

Below are some highlights to note.

 

1. Following the name change by the State Board of Education, Civics and Economics has been renamed to American History:  The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics. This name change is effective in the fall of 2015.

 

2. The following courses are being revised and will not be offered in the 2015-16 school year:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP European
  • AP Latin
  • AP Statistics
  • Latin 3 (will return in the spring of 2016)

3. Calculus Honors is being removed from the catalog due to low enrollment.

 

4. NCVPS is unable to offer German through Oklahoma State University at this time.   In order to be compliant with North Carolina’s Information Technology System’s procedures, NCVPS is required to complete an RFP process in order to offer German and will be completing this process during the 2015-2016 school year.  If it is possible to offer German courses at any time during the 2015-2016 school year, the course catalog will be updated and information sent out to all stakeholders.

 

To enroll in German courses directly with Oklahoma State University, please visit the website:  http://germanonline.okstate.edu/

 

5. The following courses are new to the 2015-16 NCVPS course catalogue:

  • Middle School Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Art
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Discovering Photography
  • AP Physics 2
  • Forensic Science (Previously offered as a STEM course)

Traditional Calendar Grade Report – Posted March 26
See how your students are progressing!
This is the first weighted grade report for traditional calendar classes.

 

Look for the report with this title: “Spring 2015 Third Grading Period Rpt Due March 24, 2015 (includes EC).” This will mark the third grading period for yearlong classes. It is the first grading period report for traditional block classes, though.

 

Here is how we weight our grades:

 

Standard Grading Scale for Block Classes

37.5%     (First Grade Report)

37.5%  (Second Grade Report)

*Final Exam/Project: 25%

 

Standard Grading Scale for Yearlong Classes

18.75%  (First Grade Report)

18.75%  (Second Grade Report)

18.75%  (Third Grade Report)

18.75%  (Fourth Grade Report)

25%       (Final Exam/Project)*

 

*EOC and CTE Courses

 

The Final Exam for EOC and CTE courses will be the EOC and VoCATS score. Schools are responsible for the administration of all EOC and CTE tests. For those courses, the grades NCVPS reports to the school will be 75% of the final grade. Schools will score the EOCs and CTEs and average in the remaining 25% to determine the final grade.

 

*SAT Prep will not have a final exam because of the two-part nature of the course.

 

All other courses have their final exams or final projects online in the course.

The following fields are on our first weighted grade reports:

 

Grading Period 3 = All traditional calendar and early calendar courses will report a numeric grade here.

 

Comment = All instructors will leave a comment.

 

Progress Report Details:

 

1. This report will ALSO show the early calendar weighted grades from the March 12 grade report.

 

2. The grade column is titled “Grading Period 3″ because this will be the third grade report for yearlong classes. This is the first grade report for spring block early calendar courses, though. Please keep that in mind.

 

3. Even if a student is supposed to be dropped, we will report a grade until the school withdraws the student.

 

4. Credit recovery students will have a “Null” grade on this report. They do not have weight grades. See their progress on the separate progress report posted on this same date.

 

 

Sample Grade Report

 

Supporting Links:

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Progress Reports Posted for Early Calendar and Credit Recovery – March 26
See how your students are progressing!

 

A progress report was posted in the registration system on Feb. 26. The report is titled “2015 Spring YL, Block, CR Progress Report Due March 10, 2015.” This is an unweighted progress report.

 

The following fields are on this report:

 

Progress Grade = All courses (except credit recovery and OCS) will have a numeric grade reported here.

 

Comment = All instructors will leave a comment.

 

Number of Modules  = This field is used for CR only.

 

Status = This field is used for CR only.

 

Sample Progress Report

Progress Report Details:

 

1. All standard classes will report a progress grade, and teachers will leave a comment for each student.

 

2. We do not report grades for OCS classes. Classroom teachers determine OCS grades.

 

3. We do not report grades for credit recovery classes. See the comments section to determine if the student is on pace or not.

 

4. Even if a student is supposed to be dropped, we will report a grade until the school withdraws the student.

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to help.

 

Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.

NCVPS Peer Tutoring

Check out one of our peer tutoring sessions. We captured this in a time-lapse video.

The NCVPS Peer Tutoring program uses the Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM) system to connect tutors to students. NCVPS has multiple tutors for each course that is supported in the program.

 

There are several features in BBIM that facilitate the tutoring process:

 

The White Board: Tutors use this feature to show students how to work problems in math and science as well as to brainstorm and present material in new and innovative ways.

 

Screen Sharing: This feature allows our tutors to see what the student sees.  This is commonly used to help students turn in assignments correctly, see instructions written by the teacher, and for more advanced hands-on subjects like computer programming where seeing the assignment as it’s done by the student and how the program runs is important.  It’s also helpful to see what buttons students are clicking while they are doing the assignment in case that’s were their error is.

 

Chat Save: The ability to save chats is helpful for evaluating our tutors and quality control measures.

 

Voice Feature: This feature allows the tutor to speak with the students.

 

In short, BBIM allows our peer tutors to give real time instruction as needed to our NCVPS tutors.

AP Test for NCVPS Courses

Please forward this message to your school’s AP testing coordinator.

 

Be sure to input the NCVPS code (045) into the “Online Provider Code” found on page 1, item G of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam.

 

This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of the student’s May 2015 test scores for our records.

 

These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

Chromebook Issues
silver-keyboard2.jpgNCVPS leadership would like to remind school-based technologists that Chromebooks are not on our list of supported hardware specifications.  Students will struggle to successfully complete NCVPS courses with a Chromebook as their primary technology resource.  The collaborative tools, java content, pull down menus and submission of assessments can all be problematic and/or non-functional in NCVPS courses.

While we realize it can be a challenge for districts to supply technology resources for students, allowing students to attempt their coursework on a Chromebook will have a major impact on student success. This negative impact is seen by NCVPS on a regular basis.

Please take a look at NCVPS technology requirements (see below) to gain further information on system resources students will need to be successful in NCVPS courses.

Tech Updates
Below are some tips and reminders to help you have a wonderful school year!
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help to insure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset 

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements 
 

For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
Vendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

  • Math 2 – Fuel Education
  • Psychology – Edmentum
  • English 3 – OdysseyWare
  • Physics – Edgenuity
  • Physical Science – Edgenuity
  • Earth and Environmental Science – Edgenuity

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 
View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

March 13, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for March 12, 2015

What seems to be a semi-regular Friday feature…

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a webpage here.
March 12, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
March 6 – End of early calendar 1st 9-Weeks.
March 9 – Beginning of early calendar 2nd 9-Weeks.
March 12 – 1st 9-week grades for early calendar posted in the registration system.
March 12 – Progress reports for traditional calendar and yearlong courses posted in the registration system.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories
Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

E-learning Advisor of the Year Award!
Yes! NCVPS is celebrating the BEST in e-learning support! The first annual search for the E-learning Advisor of the Year is underway! 

2015 marks the first year NCVPS will recognize an

E-learning Advisor or E-learning Coordinator who demonstrates exemplary support, innovation and commitment.

 

Award Description

The E-learning Advisor (ELA) and/or E-learning Coordinator (ELC) award is to recognize an ELA or ELC whose innovative practices serve as a model for other schools or districts. Their innovation results in improving the overall effectiveness of online learning and contributes to the success of students taking NCVPS courses. This success has led to opportunities for students and improved student achievement.

 

Stay tuned for more details. Our teachers are nominating ELAs and ELCs right now.

NCVPS Catalogue Updates
NCVPS has posted its course listing for the 2015 – 2016 school year on our catalogue page here

Below are some highlights to note.

 

1. Following the name change by the State Board of Education, Civics and Economics has been renamed to American History: The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics. This name change is effective in the fall of 2015.

 

2. The following courses are being revised and will not be offered in the 2015 – 16 school year:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP European
  • AP Latin
  • AP Statistics
  • Principles of Business and Finance
  • Latin 3 (will return in the spring of 2016)

3. Calculus Honors is being removed from the catalog due to low enrollment.

 

4. NCVPS is unable to offer German through Oklahoma State University at this time.  In order to be compliant with North Carolina’s Information Technology System’s procedures, NCVPS is required to complete an RFP process in order to offer German and will be completing this process during the 2015-2016 school year. If it is possible to offer German courses at any time during the 2015-2016 school year, the course catalog will be updated and information sent out to all stakeholders.

 

5. The following courses are new to the 2015-16 NCVPS course catalogue:

  • Middle School Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Art
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Discovering Photography
  • AP Physics 2
  • Forensic Science (Previously offered as a STEM course)

Early Calendar Grade Report – March 12
See how your students are progressing! 

Two reports have been posted in the registration system. The first report is the first weighted grade report for early calendar classes. The second report is a progress report for traditional calendar classes. Let’s take a look at the weighted early calendar report first.

 

Look for the report with this title: “Early Calendar Spring 2015 Third Grading Period Rpt Due March 10, 2015.” (The first traditional calendar weighted grade report will be posted on March 26.)

 

Here is how we weight our grades:

 

Standard Grading Scale for Block Classes

37.5%     (First Grade Report)

37.5%  (Second Grade Report)

*Final Exam/Project: 25%

Standard Grading Scale for Yearlong Classes

18.75%  (First Grade Report)

18.75%  (Second Grade Report)

18.75%  (Third Grade Report)

18.75%  (Fourth Grade Report)

25%       (Final Exam/Project)*

 

*EOC and CTE Courses

 

The Final Exam for EOC and CTE courses will be the EOC and VoCATS score. Schools are responsible for the administration of all EOC and CTE tests. For those courses, the grades NCVPS reports to the school will be 75% of the final grade. Schools will score the EOCs and CTEs and average in the remaining 25% to determine the final grade.

 

*SAT Prep will not have a final exam because of the two-part nature of the course.

 

All other courses have their final exams or final projects online in the course.

The following fields are on our first weighted grade reports:

 

Grading Period 3 = All early calendar courses will report a numeric grade here.

 

Comment = All instructors will leave a comment.

 

Progress Report Details:

 

1. All of your enrolled students will be on this report, including traditional calendar students. Traditional calendar students will have a “null” grade in this report. The first grade report for traditional calendar students will be posted onMarch 26.

 

2. The grade column is titled “Grading Period 3″ because this will be the third grade report for yearlong classes. This is the first grade report for spring block early calendar courses, though. Please keep that in mind.

 

3. Even if a student is supposed to be dropped, we will report a grade until the school withdraws the student.

 

 

Sample Grade Report

 

Supporting Links:

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Progress Reports Posted – March 12
A progress report was posted in the registration system on March 12. The report is titled “2015 Spring YL, Block, CR Progress Report Due March 10, 2015.” This is an unweighted progress report. 

The following fields are on this report:

 

Progress Grade = All courses (except credit recovery and OCS) will have a numeric grade reported here.

 

Comment = All instructors will leave a comment.

 

Number of Modules  = This field is used for CR only.

 

Status = This field is used for CR only.

 

Sample Progress Report

Progress Report Details:

 

1. All standard classes will report a progress grade, and teachers will leave a comment for each student.

 

2. We do not report grades for OCS classes. Classroom teachers determine OCS grades.

 

3. We do not report grades for credit recovery classes. See the comments section to determine if the student is on pace or not.

 

4. Even if a student is supposed to be dropped, we will report a grade until the school withdraws the student.

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Registration Options
SummerSummer registration is scheduled to open onMarch 30. Stay tuned for more details. You can start collecting student emails, which you will need for registration, and preparing summer support plans in advance of summer registration.

 

Transfers

NCVPS is still accepting transfer students on a case-by-case basis.

 

The last date to transfer in to NCVPS is on Friday, March 20.

 

If you have a transfer student, open a ticket with the virtual support center to get started. The support center will send you some information to complete before the transfer request is evaluated.

Celebrate National Learning Day!


The national Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13, 2015! NCVPS teachers have been showcasing and highlighting the best in digital learning in their courses throughout the week. How can you participate with us?

 

Start by checking out the national DLDay webpage here.

 

Meet our 2015 Teacher of the Year Jessica Ludders here.

 

Follow NCVPS throughout the day on March 13 for our digital learning showcase. You can follow us on Twitter @ncvps and with the hashtag #NCDLDay.

Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number ofintervention strategies for districts and schools to help. 

Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.

AP Test for NCVPS Courses

Please forward this message to your school’s AP testing coordinator.

 

Be sure to input the NCVPS code (045) into the “Online Provider Code” found on page 1, item G of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam.

 

This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of the student’s May 2015 test scores for our records.

 

These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

Chromebook Issues
silver-keyboard2.jpgNCVPS leadership would like to remind school-based technologists that Chromebooks are not on our list of supported hardware specifications.  Students will struggle to successfully complete NCVPS courses with a Chromebook as their primary technology resource.  The collaborative tools, java content, pull down menus and submission of assessments can all be problematic and/or non-functional in NCVPS courses.While we realize it can be a challenge for districts to supply technology resources for students, allowing students to attempt their coursework on a Chromebook will have a major impact on student success. This negative impact is seen by NCVPS on a regular basis.

Please take a look at NCVPS technology requirements (see below) to gain further information on system resources students will need to be successful in NCVPS courses.

Tech Updates
Below are some tips and reminders to help you have a wonderful school year!
Opening a Ticket 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help to insure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset 

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements 
 

For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
Vendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

  • English 1  –   Odysseyware
  • English 2  –   Odysseyware

NCVPS Professional Learning

Shattering the Myths of Online and Blended Learning, a 6 Week, facilitator-led, professional learning course, is now available through North Carolina Virtual Public School.

Have you ever questioned the relevance and rigor of online and blended courses in comparison to brick-and-mortar courses? Do you believe that online courses create an environment where learners simply read content and click “next”? Do you believe that online courses produce an environment where relationships cannot be developed and connected to the learning?  Then, you will not want to miss out on this learning experience.

 

Join North Carolina Virtual Public School as we shatter nine myths of online and blended learning, in this newly launched 6-week professional learning course.

 

The cost is $165.00/individual.

 

For registration details, visit http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/ncvps-professional-learning/.

 

Contact Don Lourcey for questions or comments: don.lourcey@ncpublicschools.gov

Middle School Art Adventures

NCVPS is pleased to announce that it will offer an arts course specifically designed for middle school students in the Spring 2015 semester. Please check out our Middle School Art Adventures course below!

(click image for larger view)


See more details about the Middle School Art Adventures course here.

 

View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTEDLike us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

February 27, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for Feb.27, 2015

From today’s inbox…

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
February 27, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015

February 26 – Progress reports posted in the registration system.

March 6 – End of early calendar 1st 9-Weeks.
March 9 – Beginning of early calendar 2nd 9-Weeks.
March 12 – 1st 9-week grades for early calendar posted in the registration system.
March 12 – Progress reports for traditional calendar and yearlong courses posted in the registration system.

NCVPS Celebrations
Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Let us hear about individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.

Click here to tell us about your successes.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

NCVPS 2015 Teacher of the Year

Progress Reports Posted Feb. 26
See how your students are progressing!

 

A progress report was posted in the registration system on Feb. 26. The report is titled “Spring 2015 Traditional, EC, Block, YL, CR Progress Report Due Feb. 24th, 2015″ This is an unweighted progress report.

 

The following fields are on this report:

 

Progress Grade = All courses (except credit recovery and OCS) will have a numeric grade reported here.

 

Comment = All instructors will leave a comment.

 

Number of Modules  = This field is used for CR only.

 

Status = This field is used for CR only.

 

Sample Progress Report

Progress Report Details:

 

1. All standard classes will report a progress grade, and teachers will leave a comment for each student.

 

2. We do not report grades for OCS classes. Classroom teachers determine OCS grades.

 

3. We do not report grades for credit recovery classes. See the comments section to determine if the student is on pace or not.

 

4. Even if a student is supposed to be dropped, we will report a grade until the school withdraws the student.

 

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to help.

 

Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.

AP Test for NCVPS Courses

Please forward this message to your school’s AP testing coordinator.

 

Be sure to input the NCVPS code (045) into the “Online Provider Code” found on page 1, item G of the student’s AP answer sheet during administration of the exam.

 

This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of the student’s May 2015 test scores for our records.

 

These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

SAR Data

School data managers will find the NCVPS SAR data in the NCVPS enrollment reports and grade reports.  E-learning advisors at the school will be able to help the data managers access the enrollment reports.

 

Data managers will need to manually enter the NCVPS teacher SAR data into PowerSchool.

 

Schools will use the PowerSchool UID for NCVPS teachers instead of their social security numbers.

 

Enrollment reports and grade reports will open into an Excel spreadsheet. Scroll to the right of the spreadsheet to access the SAR data (see below).

Please note that most HQ errors are due to a data input error or a spreadsheet sorting error on the school’s end.  Please confirm that the correct UID has been used.  In addition, sometimes a school will misread the spreadsheet and enter the wrong teacher for a course.  If you accidentally enter the Latin teacher’s data for an English course, it will naturally come back as non-HQ.

Chromebook Issues
silver-keyboard2.jpgNCVPS leadership would like to remind school-based technologists that Chromebooks are not on our list of supported hardware specifications.  Students will struggle to successfully complete NCVPS courses with a Chromebook as their primary technology resource.  The collaborative tools, java content, pull down menus and submission of assessments can all be problematic and/or non-functional in NCVPS courses.

While we realize it can be a challenge for districts to supply technology resources for students, allowing students to attempt their coursework on a Chromebook will have a major impact on student success. This negative impact is seen by NCVPS on a regular basis.

Please take a look at NCVPS technology requirements (see below) to gain further information on system resources students will need to be successful in NCVPS courses.

Tech Updates
Below are some tips and reminders to help you have a wonderful school year!
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help to insure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset 

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements 
 

For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.
Vendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

  • AP FrenchMiddlebury – Interactive Languages
  • Biology – Apex Learning
  • Biology – OdysseyWare

NCVPS Professional Learning

Shattering the Myths of Online and Blended Learning, a 6 Week, facilitator-led, professional learning course, is now available through North Carolina Virtual Public School. 

Have you ever questioned the relevance and rigor of online and blended courses in comparison to brick-and-mortar courses? Do you believe that online courses create an environment where learners simply read content and click “next”? Do you believe that online courses produce an environment where relationships cannot be developed and connected to the learning?  Then, you will not want to miss out on this learning experience.

 

Join North Carolina Virtual Public School as we shatter nine myths of online and blended learning, in this newly launched 6-week professional learning course.

 

The cost is $165.00/individual.

 

For registration details, visit http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/ncvps-professional-learning/.

 

Contact Don Lourcey for questions or comments: don.lourcey@ncpublicschools.gov

Middle School Art Adventures

NCVPS is pleased to announce that it will offer an arts course specifically designed for middle school students in the Spring 2015 semester. Please check out our Middle School Art Adventures course below!

(click image for larger view)


See more details about the Middle School Art Adventures course here.

 

View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/
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