Midland ISD partners with Proximity Learning

Proximity Learning Inc.,a virtual staffing company connecting qualified teachers with students in grades kindergarten through 12, has announced a new partnership with Midland Independent School District to bring live, interactive instruction to junior high and high school students across the district. Through the partnership, PLI will provide certified teachers for algebra, geometry, health and...

ECISD Uses Live Instruction to Fill Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning is expanding in the district. You’ll recall ECISD… was doing a test run with virtual teachers in two classrooms— at each high school. The school board decided to expand the program within the district adding 6 more classes. Mike Adkins, ecisd spokesman, “we need certified, highly qualified teachers in front of our kids everyday. at this point we have more than 200 teacher vacancies and so to not look for every opportunity...

The Switch to Virtual Education

By Rimsha Syed  Getting to know students in a virtual instructional atmosphere is arguably tougher than the relationships formed in brick and mortar settings, however English and history teacher, Lisa Malick, is committed to making students feel welcome and cared for nonetheless.     Miss Malick had to leave her teaching post after eight years...

Texas Schools Turn to Virtual Teachers

By Christina Vercelletto Dive Brief: Four American Sign Language classes in two high schools in Ector County, Texas are being taught virtually. The classes are part of a trial run through Proximity Learning, an Austin-based online education provider, and will be evaluated in November, Your Basin reports.  While such virtual classes should ideally have each student equipped...

The Transformative Power of Virtual Education

By Rimsha Syed BEAMING. Shekema Silveri being given the Milken Educator Award at the Georgia assembly. (via: https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org) Grappling with the reality of the national teacher shortage crisis and the timeless desire to maintain an intimate teaching environment for the sake of community, Ms. Shekema Silveri is delighted to build relationships and meet the...