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Bedford County eLearning is committed to an engaging environment with qualified and certified instructors that allows students to learn 21st Century skills and knowledge, empowers students to learn independently, and enables students the success needed for higher education, work, and life.
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Strong commitment to try what he/she is asked to try
Be productive in the virtual classroom
Students who do not meet the requirements for remaining in an elearning course, due to attendance issues or discipline or cheating issues, will be asked to return to their homeschool or transfer or be subject to court sanctions. Depending upon the individual circumstances, students may or may not be offered contingencies for re-application at the next school semester.
The dismissal procedure is as follows:
The appeals process for attendance and/or discipline issues results in the Appeals Committee decision (lab and/or system facilitator, online teacher, graduation coach, counselor, principal, and e-learning Supervisor) to return the student to his/her base school or BCLA.
The official notifies the parent and student of the results of the exit meeting, including contingencies for possible re-application.
The e-Learning Supervisor finalizes a grade and gets that to the EIS Supervisor and then to the counselors and coaches. It will be posted in Moodle after the grade is posted in PowerSchool.
Each teacher can request a scheduled proctored exam or a live chatat any time for a student. EOC’s will be proctored. There are two kinds of academic integrity violations. One is “plagiarism” and the other is “cheating.”
Plagiarism is to “steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s production) without crediting the source.” Students are well aware that this isn’t allowed in a traditional class. Nor is it allowed in an online class.
Some examples are but are not limited to the following:
Copying and pasting a report from the Internet and representing it as your own work.
Copying any work and not properly citing authorship
Some examples include but are not limited to:
Providing questions/answers of work to another student.
Receiving questions/answers of work from another student.
Integrity Policy is posted in every course:
1. The first time you are caught cheating (copying others work, exchanging files, allowing others to do your work, copying from the web, etc), we will let you know. You will be given zeros with comments that you need to do your own work. Please redo, show all work, and resubmit for a lower grade.
2. The second time, we'll be contacting you directly! That is so embarrassing! We will also call the school officials and you will receive a zero that you can't make-up. In addition, all work will be completed on paper, with work attached and sent to the teacher.
3. The third time, you will receive the zero, everyone will be contacted including your parents. You will be allowed to only work under the direction of a proctor. I will request you work only in isolation with no jump drive. All assignments will have to be completed with all work attached and sent to the teacher.
4. After this, you will be dropped from any online courses and not be allowed to take online courses.
5. Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Be mindful we can see most everyone on Moodle and that it is timestamped. Do not allow people to copy your work (you are just as guilty). Don't be caught in this embarrassing situation.
Fall of 2013 begins…………………………August 9, 2013
End of 1st 9 weeks………………………..... October 12, 2013
Beginning of next 9 weeks…………………October 13, 2013
End of online course……………………..... December 12, 2013
Spring of 2014 begins………………………January 9, 2014
End of 1st 9 weeks………………………..... March 6, 2014
Beginning of next 9 weeks…………………March 7, 2014
End of online course……………………......May 9, 2014
Summer of 2014 begins…………………… May 12, 2014 (if there is a summer school)
End of online course……………………...... June 27 , 2014
(1) Strong Start
(2) Stay on Pace
Where the elearning student continues to remain off-pace, the Advisory Committee will be notified and appropriate sanctions will take place. School officials may place the student back into traditional school, juvenile court intervention may take place for truant students, and parents will be notified.
Students MUST use their bedfordk12.org email for all school communications once current technical issues surrounding the setup has been corrected.
Remember that words are CHOICES.
Attendance EQUALS performance
Log into ALL virtual courses at one of the following links:
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Once you log in, you will see your course(s).
Click on the course type to enter.
Once in, you will see other subjects. Choose your subject.
Then when you are in, you will see the chapters (topics) of your course.
The Integrity Policy
Disregard the news forum. They have been disabled. Click on the first assignment.
The icons (pictures beside the assignment) will give you a hint as to the type of assignment. The first one might be a PowerPoint to teach concepts. The next one might be a movie file. An assignment will follow.
When you have completed your assignment, you’ll need to get it to the teacher. You will need “add submission” to the teacher. Some assignments call this the drop box. Click on upload or dropbox. It will be indicated by a hand.
For every hand, you have something to give to the teacher.
First “choose file” and search your hard drive for the completed assignment. Then click upload to send to your teacher. You can look under assignments or grades to check completions of assignments or what you lack. Be sure to put your name on your paper!
Either drag file to this box or click add.