GaVS Physical Science

August 2013 Newsletter

A Little About the Class

This section of Physical Science is an introductory to Physics concepts. Taking a course online has many benefits. One benefit including having multiple different opportunities to learn a concept. As students read through the content they can view videos, read scientific articles, do crossword puzzle reviews, and more. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend a live synchronous chat session held weekly. In these sessions, we review practice multiple choice problems, perform math calculations, listen to songs with concept specific information, and review essential concepts. If the student cannot attend Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm, they can always listen to the recording. Online courses are rigorous, requiring student motivation and organization. It is imperative that the student print out their schedule and check off their assignments as they complete them. You can support your student by asking them how they are doing with their assignment completion from week to week. Accountability is important for some students. In addition, students need to know to communicate with me as often as they need. If I don't hear from a student, I won't know how to help. I want each student to be successful and have a great experience in this course.

Upcoming Dates

Next Benchmark Due Date:
Friday, August 30th

D2L Help Sessions:

Tuesday, August 20 at 11AM

Thursday, August 22 at 7PM

Tuesday, September 3 at 11AM

Thursday, September 5 at 7PM

Tuesday, September 17 at 11AM

Thursday, September 19 at 7PM

Attend by clicking this link.

Helpful Resources

There are many extra resources that I will be providing students to help them study for module tests and study for the End of Course Test in May. Each month, I will add more resources to this list.

  • Print off the Reference Sheet to use on all quizzes and tests to make sure you know the formulas. The sheet can be accessed by clicking HERE
  • Studying for Unit Tests as well as for Cumulative End of Course Test: www.usatestprep.com

Helpful News Announcements to Look For this Month

Need help with setting up your Parent Auditor Account? Need to know how to read quiz feedback or how to participate in a discussion? There are lots of questions and answers for both parents and students in GaVS Knowledgebase. You can access at the following: http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List

Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as the semester progresses.