Participating in an IITV class or web-based course requires fairly high expectations. Students are expected to adhere to the highest code of conduct. Below are some guidelines that will lead to success.
Student Profile for Success
Attendance in an IITV Course
- Must be willing to take responsibility for their own progress
- Have a high level of discipline as independent learners
- Have a high level of motivation
- Have very good writing and communication skills
- Must be willing to initiate calls/emails to the instructor for assistance
- Ability to critically analyze and self-assess progress
- Are Internet and computer literate
- Are problem solvers and are able to find answers on their own
- Possess a more serious attitude toward the course
Participation in a web-based course
- Each student in a regularly scheduled IITV class adheres to the attendance policy of the host site (sending site) for the period of time of their IITV class.
- Due to the uniqueness of the IITV classes, it is expected that IITV participants will attend class regularly and will coordinate all known absences with the IITV teacher in advance when applicable.
- Students who miss an IITV class are responsible for the work missed within an approved and agreed upon schedule coordinated with the IITV teacher.
- Each student taking an internet course is expected to read the lessons on a daily basis, or at least once a week. A considerable amount of the coursework in any distance education program demands that the student reads it. There are no short-cuts.
- All assignments and tests are paced and the student must follow the schedule as set by the instructor.
- There is the danger that the anonymity that comes along with a distance education course lets the student “sit in the back of the virtual classroom” and not participate.
- Students must be aware that they need personal commitment and motivation.
- Each participant adheres to the grading policy of the host site (sending site).
- Guidelines are shared and distributed by the instructor at the beginning of the school year/semester and students are to share this with parents accordingly.
- Any questions regarding grading should be directed to the teacher immediately so as to resolve any issues in an effective manner.
Acceptable Use Policy
- Each participant is supplied the appropriate textbook/materials as required for full participation. These remain the property of the host site unless otherwise stipulated and are expected to be returned at the end of the semester/year. In good, usable condition.
- Should there be loss of said materials, the student will be responsible for replacement or reimbursement for the lost textbook/materials to the host site.
- Students will be responsible to purchase their own calculators, geometry sets, and other materials as described by the teacher.
- Each participant fills out and signs, with a parent/guardian, the Student Agreement.
- This policy/guideline ensures that students have the highest standards of behavior and is in compliance with agreed practices of Prairie Spirit School Division.
- Adhere to the established expectations and participate actively and positively.
- Communicate clearly and regularly with the teacher.
- Coordinate with the teacher when absent from class to make up any missed work.
- Represent their school and classmates at their home site with highest respect and pride.
- Respect and collaborate with remote site student participants and staff.