Online School Orientation
We provide an online orientation for both Learning Coaches and students. The orientations are designed to familiarize new Connections Academy families with how online school works and what you need to know to be successful. Orientations are available at your convenience, 24/7.
Learning Coach Success Series
The Learning Coach Success Series offers live, webinar-style sessions for both new and returning Learning Coaches.
The Foundations for Success are onboarding sessions where newly enrolled parents can learn more about being Learning Coaches; get parent-tested tips for daily routines and organization; and learn all about Connexus?, our learning platform. Session titles include:
- Getting Ready for the First Day
- First Days: What to Expect
- Beyond the First Days
You can also ask questions and get answers!
The Frameworks for Success Series includes not only onboarding sessions to get you started in online school but also sessions for all Learning Coaches to keep you going throughout the year as you support your students. Examples of topics include:
- supporting exceptional students
- preparing for college
- providing socialization opportunities
- motivating students to achieve success
- building character
Recordings are available if you miss a session or just want to go back and review.
Tips for a Successful Learning Environment
Before the school year begins, you will want to plan and prepare to have your student learn at home. Creating a dedicated learning space is key for encouraging productivity. Learn how to design an organized and comfortable workspace for your student to allow them to focus and establish good work habits.
Create a Dedicated A+ Learning Space
You can also use the Family Plan template of tasks and guidelines to help discuss the expectations of the school week. By creating an if-then plan, you can prepare for challenges and outline your role and your student’s role.
Your Family Plan for Success
Once you receive your student’s course schedule, you can begin to think about how you will organize the coursework throughout the week. To keep your student’s coursework on track, develop a scheduling plan together using the Connexus planner or by creating your own daily schedule. You may also choose to create a personalized alternative or block schedule.
Create a Daily Schedule
Connections Academy Technical Support
Families have access to our searchable online help system, available 24/7. The Learning Coach can also call 1-800-382-6010 to speak with a Connections Academy technical support representative for assistance with installation and troubleshooting. And your child’s teacher and other school staff are available to give support and encouragement when you need it.