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Cyber Charter School Blog

PA Virtual School Newsroom

Jennifer Kilpatrick

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There's An App for That: K-12 Educational Resources [Math & English/Language Arts]

 Looking for some extra help outside of the classroom for your child? Don’t want your child’s learning to become stagnant? There’s an app for that. Here are a few apps that can help support your child in Math & English/Language Arts this school year.

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About Cyber Education

Curriculum Matters

A deeper look into the nationally recognized curriculum used by PA Virtual          PA Virtual challenges students each day in a flexible online learning environment from the comfort of their own homes. How does a school connect students from across the state and ensure their academic needs are met? Our state-certified teachers guide students through their studies using the nationally recognized K12, Inc. curriculum that aligns with the PA Core Standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. PA Virtual teachers deliver these online courses to students in each grade at every level of learning. Teachers use their creativity to individualize lesson plans based on the needs of students in the virtual classroom. PA Virtual has used K12, Inc. as the source for curriculum since its inception in 2001. Nationally, the curriculum aligns with the Common Core, however the PA Core Standards are slightly different. Parents may find “PA Only” lessons or supplements provided by K12, Inc. or teachers during the course of the school year. 

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PA Virtual School Choice Campaign Goes National

Each January, we celebrate National School Choice Week (NSCW), a time for traditional public schools; cyber charter schools; brick and mortar charter schools; home school groups; and private, independent, and parochial schools to come together in support of the school choice movement. The upcoming National School Choice Week will be celebrated January 20-26, 2019.

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Getting To Know You

First Grade Teacher Nominated for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

First grade teacher, Katie Barnett, recently received the announcement from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year that she was nominated for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year in 2020. Barnett began teaching at PA Virtual in 2006 and this is her 13th school year here. When Katie, or as her students call her, Mrs. Barnett, was asked what it means to be nominated she replied that she was flattered, “but it just makes me want to work harder for my students. There are so many fantastic educators out there and so many wonderful modes of teaching. I want to continue to improve myself, my knowledge, and ultimately the educational experience I am able to give my students.” We interviewed Mrs. Barnett to find out more about what motivated her to become a teacher and why she enjoys teaching at a virtual school. Read her answers below!

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Kids in the Kitchen!

Share: Cooking and baking are great ways to incorporate math, reading comprehension, and following directions into a fun activity! Over the summer, one PA Virtual parent challenged her children to help come up with breakfast and dinner ideas for the family.  Seventh grader, Sarah Hallberg, shares her experience and  her great-grandmother's 'famous' sticky bun recipe! Make sure to read to the end to get the recipe!

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How to Follow Your Child's School on Facebook

Photo by William Iven on Unsplash

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