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General Information

Welcome to the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program!

Our intervention program is a collaborative effort between two North Carolina certified teachers: the online NCVPS teacher and the classroom teacher.

On this web page, you will find information that explains the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program. This will include information on how to register for courses. It will also include information about the training that each face-to-face teacher needs to complete prior to the start of the semester.

Our intervention program has proven to be a tremendous success for students across North Carolina. The program targets courses that pose the greatest barrier to graduation. Statewide data shows that NC Math 1, NC Math 2, English 2, and Biology are the courses with the most critical need for intervention. The intervention program would not likely be for all your students, but it will greatly benefit your at-risk students. Watch our video below to get an introduction to the program.

Guidance

As schools begin to plan their NCVPS intervention enrollments for the upcoming school year, please keep in mind these important factors:

Commitment to the Intervention Program

Before a school administrator may register students, the school and intervention classroom teacher (also called “face-to-face” or “f2f” teacher) must be willing to teach the intervention courses in the online learning environment and be committed to the co-teaching partnership with the NCVPS online content teacher.

The NCVPS intervention program requires a true co-teaching experience where the school’s f2f teacher is driving the instructional decisions while working daily with the NCVPS online teacher. The NCVPS teacher will help the f2f teacher personalize and differentiate the instruction for each student, but the NCVPS teacher does not deliver the instruction in real time to the students. The f2f teacher will be responsible for delivering the instruction to the students and will have lessons planned using the online content and supplementary resources, as needed. The f2f teacher will collaborate with the NCVPS teacher to determine the best way to teach the content to the students.

This partner teaching is the most critical piece for schools to understand. The NCVPS teacher will not be providing daily direct instruction; this responsibility rests with the school’s intervention classroom teacher. The online content provides archived teaching sessions that can be used, but the daily instructional decisions are driven by the classroom teacher who plans daily, through an asynchronous document, with the NCVPS partner teacher. This concept is explained further on this web page through the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program Classroom (F2F) Teacher Handbook.

By registering students into the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program, schools and their teachers agree to teach the courses in the NCVPS Learning Management System (LMS). Currently, all NCVPS courses are offered in Canvas.

Calendar Time Frame

The NCVPS registration system allows schools to register students within these academic calendar time frames:

Fall –1 credit block course

Spring – 1 credit block course

Please do not enroll students for the same course in multiple time frames. Schools must select one time frame for a student to take a course. Enrolling students for a course in multiple time frames creates teacher staffing issues for NCVPS.

View our NCVPS Course Calendars. Make sure you check the start and end dates for our Early Start option. If you determine the Early Start date best aligns to your school’s calendar for both beginning and ending dates, then make sure you enroll in courses in our registration system that are labeled as Early Start, such as “Early Start NC Math 1 Co-Teaching.”

Intervention Co-Teaching Catalog

See all the NCVPS co-taught courses on our Course Catalog web page.

Please note that the NC Math 1 Standards are taught over a 2-course sequence that begins each fall. Students must take Foundations of NC Math 1 Co-Teaching in the fall before taking NC Math 1 Co-Teaching in the spring.

Cooperating Classroom Teachers

School administrators need to prepare for the Intervention Co-Teaching Program by working with their intervention classroom teachers to determine who will partner with the NCVPS online teacher to provide the blended instruction for students.

Each school stakeholder, including the intervention classroom teacher and school administrators, should have an understanding of how the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program works so that teachers are prepared and the best scheduling decisions are made.

IEP/504 Guidelines

See our IEP Guidelines for intervention classroom teachers and NCVPS partner teachers.

Registration

Prior to Registration

Identify the Classroom Teacher: Identify who your school’s intervention classroom teacher will be for the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program. Have their email address and current contact phone number available to enter into your sections. If the information is not correct, it will delay batching the f2f teacher into the assigned course. Check to be sure the current teacher is listed if you are not prompted to add or check the system.

Making Teacher Changes: You can modify a teacher in the enrollment tab if necessary. Accurate information will get a faster response so your students can begin on time.

If you need to change the f2f teacher BEFORE the start date of the semester through the 15th day of the semester, you will need to make the change directly in the NCVPS registration system. Changes to f2f teachers will be processed in one to three business days during the registration process. During this time period, you do not need to submit a ticket or reach out to NCVPS directly as changes made in the system will be monitored daily at the start of the semester.

NCVPS Guidelines: All schools should review the NCVPS OCS/Co-Teaching Course Guidelines prior to the registering. All classroom teachers are strongly encouraged to review the NCVPS Intervention Co-Teaching Program Classroom (F2F) Teacher Handbook and complete the survey at the end. The handbook provides vital information related to the co-teaching partnership.

Student Orientation: Students should complete the NCVPS Canvas orientation if they are waiting for classes to begin or for their registrations to be completed. This can take 1-2 hours to complete and you can use this to fill the classroom time while you wait for your registration to be processed. You may also access Pre-Instruction Resources for students to use while courses are being processed.

The Registration Process

Registration: Enroll students in the NCVPS registration system. This Co-Teaching Enrollment video shows how the co-teaching enrollment process works in our registration system. Also, see our printable guide for OCS/Co-Teaching Enrollments.

Course Capacity: Please check the Course Capacity document to make sure the co-teaching course you need is not already closed. Your section will not be staffed if we are at capacity or if we have closed enrollment. Creating a section in the NCVPS registration system after the 10-day drop/add period or after enrollment has closed does not guarantee the partnership. If we have reached course capacity, then schools may submit a request to be added to our internal waitlist. These requests must be submitted in a ticket via the NCVPS Virtual Support Center. Confirmation and details regarding the waitlist will be sent through a message in the ticket.

Multiple Sections: If your school needs two sections of one course, split between two classroom teachers, you will need to enroll ALL students for both sections into one course in our registration system. Then, submit a ticket via the NCVPS Virtual Support Center to identify which students need to be moved to a separate split section. To do this, provide both f2f teachers’ names and the students that should be on their individual rosters in the ticket.

Post Registration

Additional Course Access: At any time during the semester, if you need to add Canvas course access for a TA (Teacher Assistant) or a substitute teacher or another classroom teacher, please submit a ticket via the NCVPS Virtual Support Center. You will need to provide the full name and school email for the other person that you wish to have Canvas access.

Initial Communication: Once the f2f teacher gets course access, he or she will hear from the NCVPS online teacher by email within three business days to begin the partnership.

NOTE: NCVPS is no longer using the TEACHER DESIGNATION form as we have in the past. Your f2f teacher information will be captured in the NCVPS registration system when you are creating sections for your school.

Student Transfers and Creation of New Sections

Enrollments can be transferred between existing co-teaching sections when students change schools (this includes transfers to an alternative setting). If a student moves to a school that does not have an active NCVPS co-teaching section, then a request to add your school’s section will need to be submitted in a ticket via the NCVPS Virtual Support Center. We will try to honor all requests.

Co-teaching students can be added to existing school sections at any time during the semester. If your school’s section reaches capacity and you are unable to move forward with new enrollments, then please submit a ticket via the NCVPS Virtual Support Center requesting assistance.

Please note we try to accommodate all school needs as best as we can.

Questions

If you have any questions about the NCVPS Intervention Co-teaching Learning program, please contact the following:

Catrina Parker: Co-teaching Math
Jen Currin: Co-teaching Science
Mary Keel: Co-teaching English