March 21, 2023

Idaho parent: virtual school "best supports his learning style"

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?
What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

In observation of #WorldDownSyndromeDay2023, an Idaho family shares how virtual school addressed their child's unique learning needs.

My son was in a traditional school setting from preschool until he was in 5th grade and it was exceedingly difficult. My child is a high needs student with behavioral issues and qualified for behavior services that the school was not able or willing to meet. When I found out from Idaho Parents Unlimited that I could access online school and still get behavior supports in my home I was extremely excited. I was originally concerned that my child may be too “severe” for online school.

I was WRONG!

Being home with Conner has been such a huge blessing. It has given us the ability to do things in a way that best supports his learning style. We can change things up day to day. Some days he works better at the table with the computer. Other days it is the floor with the iPad or printing things out and allowing him to sit on the couch and work.

It has also allowed us to provide him with curriculum around his interests such as his favorite tv shows Big Bang Theory, WWE wrestling,Grey’s Anatomy, as well as his interests in car mechanics. One of his favorite things is music and we have been able to incorporate that into his school routine which was not possible in a traditional setting. This has kept him engaged and excited about his education. His teachers have been incredibly flexible when things have come up that have made us struggle to meet all his goals. They have given us so much support and helped me advocate for Conner when I was not sure how.

When Conner started school at home, he was only able to read about 10 sight words.  He is well over 200 words now.  He was not able to write, but now he is able to copy and complete journal entries. He has been able to explore art projects, PE options, hands on math using things that makes sense to him, and we have been able to set up a school environment that is safe for him.

Conner is getting ready to graduate in May of this year and I cannot adequately express how grateful I am for all the experiences and opportunities we have had over the last several years. I would recommend this to any parent who is struggling with a traditional school environment for their child.

Lynnae Finnie, Payette, Idaho

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