NBC’s World of Dance Eva Igo and MN Virtual High School

2017-11-27T14:19:34-05:00November 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Life is about being open and prepared for possibilities and opportunities. Minnesota Virtual High School student, Eva Igo, was both when World of Dance producers approached her about being part of the NBC reality show. She was not only part of it, she made it to the finale and performed what the judges thought was the best performance of the night. Eva had a network of supporters that allowed her to soar on the show, first and foremost, her mother, Dawn, and Michele Larkin Wagner, her MN dance teacher and choreographer. Behind the scenes, WOD staff worked on her [...]

Teaching Online and Blended Learning Students

2018-02-21T17:13:17-05:00November 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

by Eric Goodman, M.Ed. For the past two years, I have been teaching Spanish to students online at Minnesota Virtual High School (the best online school in MN) and in blended learning classes at MTS Secondary, a “brick-and-mortar” school in Minneapolis. Both are tuition-free, public charters schools and members of the K-12 academic community of Minnesota Transitions Charter School, but the experience of learning full-time online and through blended learning classes (a combination of line and traditional methods for learning) is different. With MVHS, I work with students all across the state, some urban and some suburban, but at MTS Secondary, [...]