Online learning, especially at a virtual public school, gives parents the opportunity to take part in their child’s education. Here, at Connections Academy®, we call this trusted adult a Learning Coach, and they work with our state-certified teachers to support their student through their schoolwork. But how do you get started being a virtual Learning Coach?
Preparing to become a virtual school Learning Coach is similar to preparing for a trip; before traveling, most people spend a few days or weeks organizing what they need to pack and may even buy a few things for the journey. As the new year of virtual school approaches, you may feel like you and your family are headed to a new destination. It can be daunting at first, but to help make this new, educational adventure a success, we’ve compiled a brief guide of suggestions to help you succeed in your journey as an online K–12 Learning Coach.