Congratulations to students nearing the completion of their certificate or degree! The deadline to apply for Spring 2022 Graduation is March 1. Learn more about preparing for graduation by participating in a Graduation Prep Session (access the Virtual Student Union for registration information) or viewing the Crossing the Finish Line: NOVA Graduation Preparation Program video.
Are you homeschooling while trying to juggle your academic, personal and career responsibilities? Are you searching for exciting resources to help with this mission? The NOVA Online Success Coaches are here for you! We realize it is challenging to take on this added responsibility of homeschooling and keeping your children entertained while coping with your workload. To help you out, we have put together some fun resources to help you all stay happy, active and educated!
As follow up, we encourage you to join our Discussion Board in the NOVA Virtual Student Union (VSU) and share your favorites along with your homeschooling success stories! If you are not enrolled in the VSU, join now and participate in our daily activities and discussions: Enroll now
This video clip from a Morning Show highlights homeschooler tips: https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020
Northern Virginia Community College Libraries – LibGuide links for free classes, books, videos, kids’ activities, podcasts and more. Find it HERE.
Audible offers access to free books online, https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
PBS offers wonderful educational options: https://www.pbs.org/parents
Watch live webcams from the Zoos
Explore a variety of free educational resources: http://amazingeducationalresources.com/
Visit a Museum: ‘Peabody at Home’: https://peabody.yale.edu/at-home
Enjoy a Virtual Tour
—-Mt. Vernon: https://virtualtour.mountvernon.org/
Learn a foreign language: Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/
Exercise together: Do Yoga With Me https://www.doyogawithme.com/
Watch a Broadway Play: https://www.playbill.com/
Family activities: https://nymag.com/strategist/2020/03/things-to-do-with-kids-while-quarantined.html
We invite you to share your favorite homeschooling tips! Connect with other parents and classmates and share your homeschooling tips, resources and success stories on the VSU Success Coach Discussion Board! Enroll now
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 2pm. The Online Student Advisory Board Meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
Open to any online student looking to join the board. Give input on how to make the online experience better! This meeting we will be discussing Graduation, Women’s History Month, and more!
For more info on how to get involved visit the Student Advisory Board page!
Let us know if you plan to join the meeting! Click the link for a short survey- https://forms.gle/6aHCjP45xUr47Ztr8
Connect with other online readers! The Student Life Department and NOVA Online Library hosts a monthly book club give away. Every month you can sign up to receive a free copy of the book and participate in online activities relating to the book. Every book will fit one of the categories in the NOVA Reads challenge.
How to register?
- Fill out this month’s book club form to let us know you’re participating this month. Students who sign up will receive a copy of the book in the mail (while supplies last). We only have 30 copies, so we suggest signing up early!
Current Book Selection
How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
Hello everyone, we had a successful first Online Student Advisory Board meeting last week!
To review the meeting minutes visit the Advisory Board Meeting Notes & Updates page.
Let’s hear your perspective on the topics we discussed! Answer the following questions in the Student Advisory Board Forum
- What support and student life resources have been useful to you as an online student?
- What has been missing?
- If you had $500 to fund an activity or event – what would you do?
Remember, any online student is welcome to participate. The more feedback and input the better! To join us for our February Meeting, please let us know your availability in the poll below:
Our first meeting is set to take place virtually via Zoom (learn how Zoom works) on Thursday, January 30th at 1pm.
To Join the Meeting Follow One of the Methods Below:
- Link to Join the Zoom Meeting Via Computer
- Number to Join Meeting Via Phone
- Meeting ID: 616 088 879
Let us know if you plan to join the meeting! Click the link for a short poll – https://forms.gle/6aHCjP45xUr47Ztr8
Liberty Mountain Ski Trip February 5th, 2020
Sign up now to attend!
Applicable for those located in the Northern Virginia Area. Must be able to travel to the following campus Student Life Offices to register & to pick up transportation for the trip!
Participating Campuses & Student Life Office Location:
- Manassas – MH 108A
- Loudoun – LC 102N
- Annandale – CF 232
- Woodbridge – WS 158
- MEC – HE 116
**Tickets are first come first serve. Manassas Campus and Loudoun campus are reserving TWO online student spots. So indicate if you are an online students when you register!**
- All day experience – 8am – 7pm
- Location: Ski Liberty Mountain Resort
- Fee: Students pay $30 (cash or check) & the fee includes Rental Equipment (skis or snowboard), Meal, Lift Ticket, and Transportation to the Resort.
For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org – Tickets go quickly!
Micron will be hosting a career day on site at their Manassas location. The Career Day will consist of an overview of semiconductors and our company, a window tour of our fully automated Fabrication Manufacturing Facility (Fab), and information about current and future internship and full time job opportunities. Refreshments are provided. Space is limited and registration is required due to security policies.
Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Address: 9600 Godwin Drive, Manassas, VA
Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:59 PM. Brittany Hollis, IET Career Coach will be in contact to confirm your attendance and provide further details prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Hollis, IET Career Coach at email@example.com.
Registration Link http://career.novastem.us/MicronCareerDay
OR scan the QR code to register :
Below are some first week reminders to help you be successful in your online course.
To view the links included below, make sure you are enrolled in the Virtual Student Union!
1. Read, read, read your Syllabus
Pay special attention to course requirements, submission guidelines, exam and testing information, due dates, and grading criteria.If you do not understand the expectations, contact your instructor immediately.
2. Submit work on time
Do not wait until the last minute to submit assignments or take exams. The first week assignment is very important to turn in. It accounts for your attendance. You may be dropped from the class without a refund if you do not meet the course due dates.
3. Be proactive and communicate with your instructor
Always email your instructor with your student email. You’ll want to check this account daily. There is also an option to message your instructor through Canvas. View here for Canvas Tutorials for students (Links to an external site.).
4. Reach out if you need support
NOVA Online Student Services is here to support your online learning experience. We have Success Coaches, Counselors, Library Services, Student Life and more available to help!
New to online learning? No problem!
Visit the New to Online Classes Page
Also consider, attending ASC’s online workshop on Strategies for Successful Online Learning – Friday, January 17 @ 12:00 p.m.
Book Club Spring 2020 Suggestions are in! Vote for your favorites now: