Stakeholder´s Weekly Newsletter
NCVPS Spanish 1 with Sra. Kilburn
Beginning Week 5
Students should be working on Lesson 5 of Unit 1 this week, having had completed the prior lessons. If they are behind, just encourage them to catch up. They need to work through the course in sequence in order to understand each new lesson.
Required Live Classes
The students are required to attend 10 Live Classes via the virtual classroom Blackboard Collaborate during the course of the year. One live class for the Getting Started and one for each unit. They have been told to look at the calendar of classes for the semester and to take note of when they plan to attend each Unit's class. At this point, they should have already attended 2, Getting Started and Unit 1. Please check with your student and make sure they are arranging this. After attending the Live Class they submit a write up to get credit for the attendance assignment. Most students find these classes very helpful and frequently attend more than the required amount
How can you tell how your student is doing?
On the course landing page, on the left hand margin, there is a link called "Grades". If you open this, you can see which assignments have been done and the grade they received. The students have been told to print out the Schedule of Assignments and use it as a check list as a way to keep track of completed work as well.
The Learning Block - Important to read daily and to read past posts if out for some reason
The Learning Block is a forum inside our course where I post daily announcements, reminders, celebrations, and instructional tips. This is the place in the course where the students can hear directly from me regarding conceptual topics in the course. When the student first opens Moodle, they are bounced directly into this forum. Many of the students are reading and responding to my comments there but I also still have students missing out on valuable instruction. Please help your student become used to reading announcements daily and if out for some reason to read past announcements.