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Elementary School

The Advantages of Cyber Education for Elementary Schoolers: A Teacher's Perspective

Discussing my job with someone I’ve just met is always entertaining. I am often asked, “So… what do you do?” When I reply that I’m a cyber school teacher, I often get a blank stare or a confused look. I then explain that I’ve been a cyber school teacher for 18 years and have exclusively taught in lower elementary grades, primarily in Kindergarten and first grade. I have been teaching first grade for the past 10 years. At this point, I either get a more confused look or a nod and smirk of someone impressed by my statement. Regardless of the response, it always results in many questions and a deeper discussion. How does that work? Are the kids all at home? Do the kids sit still for you? What does that even look like? How many kids are in your class? Do you expect the kids to sit in front of a computer all day? You’ve been doing this for that long? My responses are typically pretty standardized, but for this blog, I will go into more detail about what my job entails daily and what my students hopefully experience in my classroom.

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About Cyber Education

Summer Reading Recommendations Part 2: Ignite Imagination!

Summer is a magical time for children—a season brimming with endless possibilities and adventures. It’s also the perfect time for kids to dive into books that can transport them to new worlds, spark their imaginations, and enrich their minds. Here, we present part two of a curated list of summer reading recommendations for children, featuring a mix of classic tales and contemporary adventures. These books entertain, offer valuable life lessons, and foster a love for reading.

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In the Community

A Glowing Discussion: PA Virtual Charter School Shines on CBS 21

On April 17th, CBS 21 aired a segment that delved into cyber school enrollment and how cyber school works. Hosted by the ever-insightful Jasmine Brooks, the segment provided a platform for professionals to share their insights and experiences with online education. One standout voice in the discussion was our very own Katie Barnett, a dedicated teacher we have been lucky enough to have as part of the PA Virtual community for 18 years.

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Elementary School

National Month of the Young Child

The season of spring is a time of new and exciting beginnings, which makes sense as to why April is designated as the National Month of the Young Child. Decades of research have shown early experiences for children from birth through age 8 provide an important foundation and set them up for success as they transition into school. To celebrate National Month of the Young Child and encourage developing necessary skills, this blog will feature activities to do with your children based on the four main domains of early childhood education: physical development, social and emotional development, cognitive development, and language and literacy skills development.

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About Cyber Education

Role of Parents in Cyber Education: How Your Involvement Makes a Difference

The role of a parent in a child’s education cannot be emphasized enough. Parents are a child's first teacher, and children imitate what they know, especially in the younger formative years when a love or distaste for education can take root. Even as children grow into high school, parents continue this crucial role by providing guidance, support, and encouragement. Navigating the world of teenagers from a parent’s perspective is not easy. Academic challenges, social pressures, and making important decisions about the future can be daunting.

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Cyber High School  |  Insider  |  Insider Perspectives

What Does a Live Cyber Class Look Like at PA Virtual Charter School?

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