After a year of implementation, Valparaiso Community Schools is proud to continue utilizing eLearning days during the 2019-20 school year. eLearning stands for electronic learning that can be accomplished by students working on a device from home through the internet.
While there are many excellent reasons for conducting district-wide eLearning days, the primary benefits are that students have the opportunity to learn in a blended environment that has been curated by a professional teacher and that promotes skills that are reflective of real-world learning. The experience provides students with an opportunity to enhance technical and organizational skills sought by employers and colleges. Some of the added benefits of eLearning are that it allows for the opportunity to limit makeup days in the future due to inclement weather and it also expands opportunities for schools to conduct professional development for their staff without disrupting the educational process.