The learning-coach role can vary depending on the age and needs of the student as well as on the type of online learning program in which the student is enrolled.
In a home-based program, the learning coach is a parent, a family member, or another adult who is at home with the student while the student is going through their courses. If students are taking their courses at a school, a learning coach could be a teacher, para pro, or assigned mentor.
At the Secondary level (grades 6-12), a learning coach will have some responsibility in the beginning as they ensure their student understands how to navigate their courses. As the student gets used to course navigation and into a structured routine the responsibilities of the learning coach will decrease significantly. Most secondary students can go through their courses independently and just need a learning coach to help as needed. Student needs vary, some students may need more assistance and some students may need less assistance, a learning coach will need to adjust based on the needs of the student.
See below for a list of common duties a learning coach may need to help their student with.
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