With most K-12 students, parents, teachers and administrators engaged in another semester or full academic year of pandemic-induced remote learning, it is clear that the future of education is going to include a significant online component.
That online future will be much brighter for school communities using iTutor’s Virtual School – a secure interactive learning platform that allows administrators and teachers to build, organize, schedule and offer live, synchronous classes and instruction using the district’s own teachers coupled with school-produced and branded content, all in one place. Schools report that this approach is far simpler than juggling and toggling back and forth between multiple technologies and platforms.
Even better news: iTutor’s Virtual School has proven effective since 2014, as it has been widely adopted and used by more than 20,000 K-12 students and 1,500 teachers at more than 1,000 schools nationwide, as part of iTutor’s partnership with school districts in 20 states, from Alaska, to New York, to South Carolina. School districts can be up and running in three to five business days, along with a dedicated iTutor team that provides tech support on an ongoing basis.
The Garrison (NY) Union Free School District recently became the first public school system to adopt Virtual School for use by its teachers and students as Covid-19 has made online learning both required and preferable.
“We believe Virtual School will help our teachers continue to deliver world-class instruction, and our students continue to thrive, even in the face of the pandemic,” said Sarah Tormey, president of the Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education, which oversees the unique, one-building, high-performing school district serving students in grades K to 8.
iTutor founder and CEO Harry Aurora, who started the company because of his belief in education for all, regardless of location, circumstance, economic status, or ability, summed up Virtual School’s benefits.
“Forced online by Covid, most schools and teachers today are scrambling, using multiple platforms and a variety of techniques to provide online instruction to their students – and achieving inconsistent results,” he said. “iTutor’s Virtual School platform brings together, in one place, scheduling, course and class development, instruction and administration – all branded and customized by the school for its students.”
School administrators can replicate their schools’ schedules on the secure, FERPA-compliant Virtual School platform; create courses and classes; easily enroll teacher and students; monitor student progress and teacher performance; and drive educational outcomes. Through iTutor’s Virtual School dashboard, teachers can sync with third-party cloud storage platforms (such as Google Drive) to upload materials and content and build and schedule classes.
iTutor sponsors regularly scheduled webinars and demonstrations for interested school district administrators and educators to learn more about the Virtual School platform. For information on upcoming webinars, please go to: https://go.itutor.com/virtual-school-webinar
About iTutor and Virtual School
iTutor offers the most effective online instructional platform available to school districts, schools, and individual students today. iTutor’s Virtual School allows educators to create meaningful, one-on-one relationships with students, and to deliver any course, at any time. iTutor has helped thousands of students achieve success in homebound instruction, credit recovery, test preparation, bilingual instruction, and after school tutoring.