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Schoology

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is in the midst of a multi-year implementation of a learning management system, Schoology (pronounced School-uh-gee).

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During the 2017-18 school year, 14 of the division’s Digital Learning Anchor Schools spent the year field-testing this new system as the school division worked to better understand its possibilities and how it could best support classroom instruction. In the 2018-19 school year, all schools will have access to Schoology, giving teachers an opportunity to explore its capabilities. In the 2019-20 school year, teachers will begin utilizing Schoology for all their digital classroom needs.

What, exactly, is a learning management system?
A learning management system is a digital platform that allows teachers to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. It specifically allows teachers to keep all of their online resources, class assignments and school division curriculum in one place so that students can easily and efficiently join together for dynamic and personalized classroom instruction. To learn more about Schoology, watch the video below:

What does this mean for families?
This school year, parent access to the system will be field-tested at a number of the division’s Digital Learning Anchor Schools. This will help VBCPS identify best practices and preferred uses for the system from the parent perspective. Parents at these schools will see noticeable differences in how they access their child’s classroom activities. At other schools, parents will not have direct access to Schoology, but should be on the lookout for more information and opportunities about the system during the course of the school year based on the outcome of the field test. However, as a reminder, parents and families can still view their student’s grades and progress at any time by utilizing the VBCPS Parent Portal. For more information about Parent Portal, visit www.vbschools.com/parents/parent_portal.

If you have a specific question about how your child might be using Schoology this year, please contact the school directly and ask to speak with a member of the Administrative Team.