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Global Village Academy Virtual Online Learning Program

gva virtual logoGVA Virtual online immersion program is a 100% online education option.  As a part of the Global Village Academy Collaborative, we have three campuses (Aurora, Douglas County, and Northglenn) of students that can enroll in one unified online learning program. Our GVA Virtual teachers (remote learning specialists) will virtually teach their own dedicated online class while providing daily interactions and support.   Our GVA Virtual teachers from all three campuses will commit to being remote learning specialists and collaborate to provide a robust, standards-based remote learning program that aligns with our mission and vision of our dual language immersion schools. 

 

One hundred percent online learning is new to many of our students and their families. Our team will support smooth transitions to online education for families by maintaining familiar learning routines of an elementary school while harnessing some of the flexibility that online learning can offer. Relationships, not technology, would drive our approach. We will utilize technology in age-appropriate ways to support robust learning outcomes for students while focusing on building and sustaining relationships that invite and engage students in authentic immersion learning will be at the heart of our approach.

 

We understand it may feel difficult to choose one of our options, but our planning depends on your response. Families are asked to commit to either an in-person learning environment or a fully remote option for a full semester. We ask that families make the best choice for their student(s) and family and respect the choice that other families make for theirs. Exceptions can be made for students who need to move from an in-person learning environment to a remote learning environment based upon a medical or health need.

 

What Will Remote Learning Look Like at GVA Virtual?

At GVA Virtual, students will participate in both synchronous and asynchronous learning in both English and their target language.  Please review the chart below to help you understand the definitions of both types of learning, and understand what this learning will look like. These are examples - not an exhaustive list.

 

Synchronous Learning*

Asynchronous Learning

Definition

Synchronous learning is remote learning where everyone from a given group is online at the same time using tools such as Zoom or Google Meet.

Asynchronous learning is remote learning where students access pre-recorded lessons or independent learning tasks at any time during the day.

What does it look like?

      Engaging with the teacher during a 10-15 minute mini-lesson.

      Checking in with students regarding their social-emotional wellness, building community, and establishing personal connections.

      Engaging students in discussions to ensure understanding of information.

      Conducting small group instruction.

      Practicing live listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the immersion language

      Previewing or explaining assignments or expectations of learning tasks.

      Answering student questions about one of the recorded lessons.

      Modeling or sharing examples of final products.

      Viewing recorded instructional videos of lessons in a content area.

      Listening to read aloud and answering questions.

      Engaging in the online discussion by reading and posting responses (Padlet, Flipgrid)

      Reading posted literary selections and responding.

      Responding to and collecting student work.

      Recordings of performances submitted by students.

      Completing independent learning tasks and assignments.

GVA Virtual K-5 Students

At least 2 daily synchronous sessions(One English and one Immersion), totaling eight sessions per week.   

At least 2 daily synchronous sessions, totaling eight sessions per week.      

GVA Virtual MS

At least 3 synchronous sessions (Math, Language Arts

At least 2 Synchronous sessions (Math, Language Arts

  • All synchronous learning activities will be recorded; it is most beneficial to participate in real-time. However, we understand each family may not have the capacity to attend live lessons.  Students will need to watch the recorded 10-15 minute mini-lesson, and complete the assignment asynchronously.

 

GVA Virtual Week-at-a-Glance

Grades

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

K-2

Synchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Math

 

Asynchronous:

Immersion Literacy

Science

 

Synchronous:

Immersion Literacy

Science

 

Asynchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Math

Synchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Math

 

Asynchronous:

Immersion Literacy

Social Studies

Synchronous:

Immersion Literacy

Social Studies

*Bridge to Science and Social Studies

 

Asynchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Math

Enrichment:  Virtual Field Trip (Incorporates culture, art, music, and PE)

3-5

Synchronous:

Immersion Literacy

English Math

 

Asynchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Science

Synchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Science

 

Asynchronous:

Immersion Literacy

English Math

Synchronous:

Immersion Literacy

English Math

 

Asynchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Social Studies

Synchronous:

English Literacy

Immersion Science

*Bridge to Science and Social Studies

 

Asynchronous:

Immersion Literacy

English Math

 

Enrichment:  Virtual Field Trip

(Incorporates culture, art, music, and PE)

 6-8

Synchronous:

Language Arts

Social Studies

Immersion 

 

Asynchronous:

Math

Science

 

 

Synchronous:

Math

Science

Immersion

 

Asynchronous:

Language Arts

Social Studies

 

Synchronous:

Language Arts

Social Studies

Immersion 

 

Asynchronous:

Math

Science

Synchronous:

Math

Science

Immersion 

 

Asynchronous:

Language Arts

Social Studies

Synchronous:

Language Arts

Social Studies

Immersion 

 

Asynchronous:

Math

Science

 

 

GVA Virtual Online Dual Language Immersion Model:

Our online dual language immersion model incorporates a 50/50 Immersion learning model.  The following chart shows subjects and Language at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels.  GVA Virtual will ensure our mission that students become fluent and literate in English and a second world language, excel academically in core content subjects, and develop 21st-century skills, including cross-cultural understanding is at the heart of this remote learning plan.

 

Grade Level

English

Immersion

K-2

Literacy

Science

Social Studies

Literacy

Math

Bridge to Science/Social Studies

3-5

Literacy

Math

Bridge to Science/Social Studies

Literacy

Science

Social Studies

 6-8

Social Studies

Language Arts

Math

Science

Immersion language- French, Mandarin, Russian, or Spanish (Classes will be leveled by language proficiency in the target language)

 

 

Student Responsibilities:  To ensure success in online immersion learning, students will need to participate in all assignments. Immersion is a concept that requires a lot of practice opportunities in the target language. This means that the students will be required to speak, write, listen, and read in the target language. While reading, writing, and listening may be practiced more easily, efficient practice for speaking may require your student to record their voice based on different assignments. Your student must stay in close communication with the teacher and practice the language daily online and offline. They will have to finish assignments on time.

 

  • Establish daily routines for learning.
  • Identify a space in home where you can learn and study comfortably.
  • Regularly check Google Classroom for announcements and feedback from your teachers.
  • Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty.
  • Do your best to meet due dates.
  • Communicate with your school counselor, teacher, and caregivers if you lack the resources to engage in distance learning and/or if you are feeling overwhelmed.
  • Be a good digital citizen.

Parent Responsibilities: Parents have to support their students by providing a space at home that is conducive to this mode of learning. They will receive training with the student on how to use the online platform to support their child at home.

  • Establish routines and expectations.
  • Identify a space in the home where the student(s) can learn comfortably.
  • Monitor communication from teachers.
  • Begin and end each day with a check-in; be mindful of stress or worry.
  • Encourage physical activity and exercise.
  • Support digital citizenship skills.

 

Online Remote Specialist Responsibilities: Teachers will have regular touchpoints with students and will be in daily communication with the students. Lessons will be aligned with standards. There will be clear expectations and appropriate examples for students to follow the class. As much as possible, class progress will be aligned with that of classes taught physically at school. They will create assignments that are chunked appropriately for online students while maintaining high expectations