eLearning

We can serve students way before they need eCredit. So why don’t we?

 

Our eCredit teachers are passionate about students learning;  however, it’s difficult to assess whether students learning eCredit impacts their achievement in the next grade when the majority of students are our 12th graders looking to graduate by May. What’s even more frustrating is getting 12th grade students enrolling in eCredit  to recover a 9th or 10th grade course. If  we had helped them sooner, imagine what they could’ve done with their learning over the four years? Can you imagine if eLearning was able to support schools beyond eCredit Recovery and inject some of the programming as intervention not as recovery? What do you think would happen? These credit recovery students who are typically at-risk, disengaged students, often close to dropping out students, may have had a more successful academic career had they been targeted earlier on to receive credit intervention rather than recovery. Rather, they come to eCredit at the end of their K-12 experience when they are exiting the system and desperately looking for options to recover credit and earn a diploma; unfortunately, it’s too late for their high school experience and a missed opportunity in that child’s life .
I would like to see eLearning and eCredit serving our students when it matters; when they can take their learning to the next year and be able to be successful in the next grade level– and maybe, by doing this we will open up doors for them by preparing them sooner than later to take, for example, advanced courses which can become a realistic and encouraged one. So instead of waiting for eCredit, when we see a student failing mid-semester, we give teachers access to Compass Learning and allow them to use it with their struggling students. I’ll bet that those students will not fail that course that school year. Teachers and students should have access to the content that eLearning is sitting on… it can be used for MORE than eCredit. And I will continue to push to make this a reality for our district’s students.

Comments

  1. Alison Vincent says:

    Incredible insight, makes perfect sense.

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