North Vancouver Online Learning enrols a diverse group of learners. Taking a course online requires strong self-management skills including self-motivation, time management, and perseverance.
Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are strongly encouraged to self-advocate by sharing their IEP's with their teacher so we are able to best support learners for success.
- Self-paced courses so students are able to work at their own speed towards mastery of course concepts and competencies.
- Technology embedded in courses: students who struggle with written skills often benefit from using a computer for editing, revising and organizing. , students can show their learning online through blogs, video, animation, glogs, and other applications, students who are auditory learners can use voice thread and audio drop box to listen to and answer questions
- a "safe" place to ask questions and share ideas: students who may struggle in a large class environment are free to ask and answer questions in a private message with their teacher
- extra time on tests and exams: students who require more time can be given time extensions when necessary
- a streamlining of required assignments and assessments, as indicated on the IEP goals
- one-to-one tutorials as necessary (can be booked with their NVOL teacher directly)
- access to the NVOL Centre: a computer lab/work space to come to for support, test invigilation, and tutorials
Students who require more intensive special education support may benefit from taking their NVOL course in conjunction with a Learning Assistance Support Block or a Choices block at their mainstream secondary school, or with the support of a private tutor (provided by the family).
Please contact your NVOL teacher at the time of registration if your require any additional supports or adaptations. We are here to help!