What is Virtual Elementary School?
The Ignite Virtual Program (IV) is a program offered by Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy. IV is available for Utah students in grades K-6. Students will have the freedom to learn and complete their Math and Literacy lessons and follow-up assignments in a 24/7, anywhere, and at any time model through real-time and online instruction. The IV program also embraces a hybrid approach to learning where students will meet with their Virtual Teacher and class on-site (at school) up to 2 days a week for project-based, tech-free, hands-on learning, field trips, visits from outreach programs, and specialty classes such as Physical Education (PE) and Innovations. The Ignite Virtual program will immerse students in a highly intuitive virtual classroom designed to challenge and support their academic advancement, and promote rigor, strong stamina, resiliency, independence, and innovation.
VIRTUAL LEARNING IN UTAH
PERSONALIZED DIGITAL LEARNING
Project-based Learning (PBL) Social Studies or Science Site Day: PBL is a teaching method that drives student learning by engaging them in real-world, meaningful projects. It’s a style of inquiry-based and student-centered learning. In PBL, students work in groups over a set period on a project designed to solve a genuine problem or answer a challenging question. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a product or presentation. Project-based learning activities allow students to develop deep content knowledge. Importantly, PBL also supports the development of 21 st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. The site days are held on Tuesday’s and run from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Flex Friday: On Friday (“Flex Friday”) we offer students the option to participate in field trips, visiting outreach programs, and Specialties – Physical Education and Innovations. Friday hours are from 12:00 -12:30. Students are visual learners, and outreach programs and field trips let students touch, feel, and listen to what they’re learning about, which helps them build on classroom instruction, gain a better understanding of topics, build cultural understanding and tolerance, and expose them to worlds outside their own. Flex Friday is strongly encouraged. Students will have the opportunity to attend one field trip a month. Outreach Programs such as visiting museums and professional performances will visit Ignite Virtual students once a month on a Friday. Physical education provides cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for physical activity and physical fitness. Physical education (PE) is offered twice a month providing students with the ability and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. Innovations is offered twice a month providing students the opportunity to learn to code, become digitally literate, practice keyboarding, learn lessons in Library, borrow books, and more! Innovations is a class that supports IEA’s entrepreneurial Mission and Vision. PE and Innovations are offered on the same day (Friday) twice a month.