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Coronavirus Announcement

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Dear Students and Families,

As COVID-19 / Coronavirus continues to evolve and new information comes out each day, we will continue to provide you updates.  The education, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, families, and our community are our first priority. The following is information to keep you up-to-date:

→ QDA operations for student learning will remain the same. Students are expected to continue working.
→ Our office staff is still available via phone, email, and video conferencing.
    For the safety of our staff, there will be no in-person activities.
Testing Update:
     → All testing has been postponed until further notice.
     → We will update you as soon as information is available.

    We will continue to be in touch via phone and email with important information. Parents are encouraged to call their instructional supervisor or main QDA phone number with questions, device issues, or student assistance: 1-866-968-7032.

    Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.

    -QDA Staff

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    For the 2019-20 school year, QDA will be offering Odysseyware to students in grades 6-8. Prospective families can learn more about Odysseyware below or contact us toll free at 1-866-968-7032 to speak with a QDA staff member. In addition to Odysseyware, QDA is also able to offer Edmentum and Lincoln Empowered courses to prospective and returning students.

    The core of the Odysseyware® online learning program is a robust course library of standards-aligned, dynamic and pedagogically sound curriculum. The curriculum is designed to empower students to build proficiency, achieve content mastery, and engage in rich and challenging real world applications.

    The curriculum is intentionally designed to be flexible in meeting the needs of all learners including struggling students, students in special education, English Language Learners, and students needing remediation or enrichment.

    Embedded formative and summative assessments, scaffolded supports, and a balance of instructionally appropriate text and media elements, such as video, provide students with multimodal instruction to address diverse learning styles. Each video also includes a transcript that can be translated into 23 different languages.

    The Odysseyware lesson design fosters ongoing collaboration between learners and teachers, enabling students to progress and practice at their own pace and receive support and guided instruction as needed. Teachers can also customize content to address specific learning goals and adjust instruction based on real-time reports that show how students are progressing through the material.

    Engaging Multimedia Elements

    The Odysseyware software uses engaging multimedia to support student learning across content areas. Direct instruction videos are 2-5 minutes in length, and students have the control to fast-forward, rewind, pause, and replay as many times as they want. Examples include interactive lab activities and inquiry-based science videos that provide students with real-world learning experiences using scientific principles... read more here!

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    Source: Odysseyware - Instructional Approach

    QDA (Quaker Digital Academy) is K-12 public school for Ohio students. QDA is an Ohio non-profit online school with offices in New Philadelphia, Berlin, East Liverpool, and Steubenville. QDA provides students with a computer system, tutoring services, an academic coach, and access to hundreds of online courses. QDA is a tuition free school. Contact QDA today at 1-866-968-7032 or complete an information request to learn more about QDA.