An informational and instructional newsletter by Sra Seymour
The Spanish 1 NCVPS course is an in-depth course that will challenge students both linguistically, socially, and digitally. Not only will they learn basic Spanish reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, but they will also widen their global perspective of the world around them through digital learning exercises and connective media. The Spanish 1 course takes the student on a journey throughout the exotic country of Costa Rica. There they will learn colloquial phrases, how to shop in an open air market, how to travel to El Volcan Poas, and the history behind the ox wheel and cart. Costa Rica is a country rich in ecological and cultural history.
What is a Tico? Costa Ricans are sometimes called Ticos. That's why our newsletter is called Talkin Tico!
All the pictures featured in these newsletters will be pictures from my recent Costa Rican travels.
Let's Get Together!
One of the best ways for me to maintain a beneficial relationship with schools and parents, is to have open lines of communication. To that end, there are several methods of contact that is extremely valuable for me, as the teacher, as I work to communicate regularly with you.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone / Text : 919-335-6604
Calls, texts, emails sent after 9 pm will be returned the next day. Calls, texts, or emails sent over the weekend (or on a holiday) will be returned on the next business day (Mon - Fri).
Peer Tutoring Center (PTC)
Parent Communication Information
Schedule of Assignments
The Required Live Class (RLC)
What are the required tech components for this course? Great question!
Hardware: Computer or laptop, microphone, earphones (if working from school)
Up-to-date add-ons: Java, Quicktime, Adobe Reader (all free)
Browser: Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (preferred). Chrome is not support by NCVPS nor the Blackboard tools that we use.
Programs: Blackboard IM and Blackboard Collaborate (both free with downloads in our course)
* Blackboard Collaborate does have an app, so students could complete their required live classes using their iPads or tablets
* Important! Chromebooks are NOT compatible with NCVPS Moodle courses.
* Any tech issues or concerns should be communicated to our Virtual Support Center at www.help.ncvps.org.