MVA Global Academy

As an Upper School, we are dedicated to providing Person-to-Person (P2P) Interactions in a blend of Synchronous and Asynchronous classes. Synchronous classes are hosted in real-time and are essential for maintaining relationships, both teacher-to-student and peer-to-peer. Asynchronous classes work well for independent, deep learning. Click HERE for detailed information.
 
We use a number of online resources for virtual academia that include (but are not limited to as teachers may incorporate the use of online resources and apps to assist in the learning process:

List of 4 items.

  • CANVAS

    Teachers post daily lessons, recorded videos, activities, slide and document sharing, text communication, grades, and more in our Learning Management System (LMS) called CANVAS, whether the content is delivered online or in our traditional setting. This platform is used by higher education institutions, giving our students experience with the app.
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM

    Teachers and students will share documents using Google Docs, an online platform for paperless communication that streamlines work. Teachers can post assignments, create classes, organize folders, collaborate and edit documents, and see students’ work in real-time. Access to Google Docs helps interactions such as the editing and commenting on a common document. Teachers will share work here and recommend a process and norms for co-creating content for each specific class.
  • MICROSOFT TEAMS

    Face-to-face/audio meetings and discussions are hosted via Microsoft Teams as an integral part of the virtual learning process. It is a robust platform that allows real-time, slide and documents sharing and text communications and the app is on all school-issued iPads.  
  • SOCIAL MEDIA

    We are communicating school-wide to stay connected socially through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media platforms.

Attendance

Teachers have a minimum of three scheduled contacts each week and record attendance. On days with no scheduled contact, a student is marked present. On days with scheduled contact, if a teacher does not hear from a student by 7:30 a.m. the following academic day, the student is marked absent.
 
The contacts obligation is to:
  • Attend scheduled live class sessions
  • Sign into Canvas and complete assignments
  • Participate in online chats
  • Upload images, documents, videos, etc. documenting learning