By partnering with Catholic Virtual, you can continue to provide the high-quality Catholic education you are known for, without the staffing and operational burden. As a Cognia accredited, Catholic school partner, we develop the curriculum, provide qualified teachers, supply a reliable technology platform and handle student communication, grading, technical support and more. Take the pressure off recruitment and lighten the load for your existing teachers with a remote, online learning solution that’s designed specifically for Catholic schools.
What is a Catholic school leader to do during these challenging times as they plan for next fall? This paper outlines three solutions to our current teacher shortage crisis.
The sense of community and quality of education that Catholic schools deliver through in-person instruction is part of what makes them special. That said, teacher shortages, budget constraints, enrollment pressures, and other challenges are making it harder for Catholic schools to deliver on their mission by relying solely on in-person instruction. As a result, many Catholic schools are embracing new educational technology (computer hardware, software, and methodologies used to advance learning), and making online learning part of their curriculum — ultimately, improving the Catholic school experience for students in many ways.
To meet the diverse needs of your students, expanding the course catalog through online courses offers several advantages. Keep reading to discover six key benefits of integrating online courses into a traditional Catholic school.
After working with hundreds of schools over the past two years of Covid, Birdsell and Burnford highlight six core advantages of implementing a hybrid model of education in schools, a model that balances quality virtual instruction with traditional in person classes. These advantages are assurance of quality in student learning, greater teacher engagement, increased focus on Catholic identity, increased student outcomes, flexibility in scheduling, staffing and costs, and an expanded catalogue. How then can a Catholic school plan and implement a hybrid model that leads to growth in each of the six identified areas?