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School Administrators

The approval and support of school administrators is essential to the success of virtual school implementation at the local level. Administrators are responsible for insuring student access to technology and instructional support. Administrators are also responsible for the assignment of facilitators to students enrolled in virtual school courses.

School Counselors

School counselors are responsible for identifying students who may benefit from virtual courses, helping students identify appropriate courses, and confirming that courses selected align with the students' five year plan.

Facilitators

Facilitators are on-site personnel whose job is to assist the online teacher in the day-to-day operation of the course. The facilitator is often the only person with whom the student will physically interact.

The facilitator must be a member of the school faculty, be physically present on the participating school’s campus, and hold appropriate licensing. To support communication and collaboration with the online teacher, the facilitator must have access to email, Internet, a phone, and fax machine.

Specific duties of the facilitator include, but are not limited to:

  • timely completion of an online training course;
  • assisting student in obtaining necessary supplies for WVVS participation (obtaining access to computer hardware or other equipment necessary for WVVS participation does not imply that state, county or school will purchase hardware for student use outside the school setting);
  • working collaborative with the online teacher to create an orderly classroom environment that promotes learning and maintains classroom discipline according to the school’s policies;
  • encouraging students to stay on pace and seek assistance as needed;
  • monitoring progress of students;
  • communicating with the online teacher as needed regarding student progress;
  • proctoring examinations and other student assessments;
  • troubleshooting technical problems and seeking technical assistance as needed;
  • maintaining regular contact with the school guidance counselor(s) regarding student progress;
  • communicating with parents of WVVS students to keep them informed of student progress; and
  • recording student grades for WVVS courses in the WVEIS data system.