Virtual Teachers Who Connect
Connections Academy attracts caring, talented virtual teachers who have a genuine respect for young people and believe strongly in collaborating with parents to prepare each student for success. Because they know their students well, Connections Academy teachers can personalize lessons and coursework to ensure that each student receives the right degree of challenge or support. Often, teachers get to know the entire family. These close bonds enable teachers to make lifelong connections with their students.
Inside the Virtual Classroom
Connections Academy students enjoy a rich online learning experience because teachers receive intensive training in online instruction. They know how to put multimedia resources and powerful interactive tools to work in order to motivate and engage students.
Connections Academy online teachers can create the lively personal interactions of a traditional classroom in an online setting. In a virtual lesson session, teachers can explain or demonstrate new concepts, lead discussions, write on a whiteboard, and show videos or other visuals. They can also create virtual “breakout” rooms where classmates can meet to collaborate on group projects.
Connections Academy teachers are certified in their grade levels and subject areas. All have a bachelor’s degree, and many have a master’s or other advanced degree. They update their skills with training, coaching, and professional development. Teachers also collaborate regularly with other teachers to share best practices, subject matter tips, and teaching methods, as well as to coordinate their efforts to meet the student’s needs.