Parent involvement plays a vital role in the education of students especially early elementary students. IVLA recognizes elementary students require more guidance and adult supervision. You may need to sit with your student as they complete their work, or the student may be able to work independently requiring little assistance from you. Some lessons may require the parent to print something, purchase materials, or oversee the student in completing an activity offline.
Parents of an elementary student can expect to:
- Firstly, establish a daily routine
- Secondly, assist the student in familiarizing themselves with the computer. Some younger students need help learning how to use a mouse or navigating a web page.
- Thirdly, review student progress and comprehension.
- Fourthly, assist with lessons and communicate frequently with teacher and mentor.
- Lastly, read aloud with your student daily (especially in grades K-2)
Given these points, IVLA students will have a teacher and mentor to assist them with their learning. Not surprisingly, elementary students need a variety of activities. Students will work on activities both online and offline. The offline activities will give them a hands-on opportunity to practice what they have learned in their lessons.
Elementary students can expect to:
- Spend an average of 15 hours per week online on coursework.
- Complete one unit per week in each course.
- Notify their parent, teacher or mentor if they have questions or need assistance.