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Welcome to the dedicated Valenture Institute Blog – a curated collection of our thoughts on education, its future, and how online plays an ever-increasing role in it.
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A (very much alive) Poets Society in the cloud
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Happy-to-be-back online: iBhodi Trust students return to Mitchells Plain classroom
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Online schooling at home is not homeschooling
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Get to know our talented faculty
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What Day 1 at our Newlands Boutique Campus looked like
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We let parents be parents
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3 Valenture teachers equal 72 years of teaching experience
A day in the life of a Valenture mentor
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How this Valenture learning designer uses Artificial Intelligence in Physics course development
Teachers with a wealth of knowledge and experience
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How our teachers use live lessons to facilitate deep learning
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The ‘convenience’ of online school for mental health
Meet our incredible teachers
What high school students say they want to be when they grow up
How we’ll learn in 2021
The lesser known benefits of online learning
A day in the life of an online high school teacher
What our students get up to in our Making and Baking Virtual Club
Meet our Newlands Boutique Campus Manager
Meet our Dunkeld Boutique Campus Manager
Meet 3 of our Junior High teachers
The joys of being a Valenture Institute parent
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#Online Education #Online Learning #Parent
A high school where there are no social cliques
Doing school at home ≠ homeschooling
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#Online Education #Online Learning #Home School
Remembering our Chancellor, Professor Robert Lue (1964 - 2020) 
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#Online Education #Online Learning #Rob Lue
How often students meet with their mentors
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Meet Valenture's very own soccer star
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You're different, so what?
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The line most often used by our admissions counsellors
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#Online Education #Online Learning #students #Qualifications
Happy United Nations Day!
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#Online Education #SDG Labs
Developing friendships in an online schooling environment
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Worried your child's not organised enough for online school?
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The role of the mentor at Valenture
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What a flipped classroom is - and why we choose to teach in it
Happy World Teachers' Day! What our students say they love most about their teachers at Valenture
"It's an environment where there is no bullying or peer pressure"
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#Online Education #High School #Online Learning
How easy is it to transition from traditional to online school?
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The valiant adventure of working at Valenture
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How do you build an online school?
Ed-tech investor, GSV Ventures, backs Valenture Institute with over $7 million
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"I like the way teachers allow us to engage and debate in class"
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"Online teachers know Sam better than ‘real life’ school ever did"
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Our students follow a British curriculum - what that looks like at each level
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A day in the life a Valenture student hoping to become a pro golfer
How Monday morning assemblies go down at an online high school
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A family’s (almost) snap decision to switch to online learning: Part 2
How extra-curricular activities work in our online school environment
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How we track a student's individual progress using learning technology

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How we track a student's individual progress using learning technology

One of the greatest advantages of learning online is that we have access to a wealth of information on each student's individual academic growth.

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#Online Education #High School #Online Learning
A family’s (almost) snap decision to switch to online learning: Part 1

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A family’s (almost) snap decision to switch to online learning: Part 1

A Valenture mom on how her son joined our online high school, almost overnight.

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#Online Education #students #Parent #High School
"COVID-19 came around, and that was a real concern for us as parents"

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"COVID-19 came around, and that was a real concern for us as parents"

How Valenture became the safest place for this asthmatic student during the pandemic.

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#Online Education #Online Learning #High School #students
Pod schools have had a meteoric rise amid the pandemic: But are they sustainable?

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Pod schools have had a meteoric rise amid the pandemic: But are they sustainable?

No model has, yet, ticked all the boxes for working parents.

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#Online Education #High School #Online Learning #students #pod schools #micro schools #COVID-19
"This school allows students to dream bigger"

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"This school allows students to dream bigger"

What is the highlight of studying at Valenture? One of our parents tells us more.

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Meet our mentors

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Meet our mentors

Every Valenture student has a mentor whom they meet regularly for catch-ups.

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"The SDG Labs made Valenture the winner for us"

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"The SDG Labs made Valenture the winner for us"

There are many reasons why families choose a particular school.

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#Online Education #High School #Online Learning #Parent
A 72-hour solution kept these Mitchells Plain learners going during lockdown

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A 72-hour solution kept these Mitchells Plain learners going during lockdown

What if we re-imagined the entire education system?

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#Online Education #High School #students
A faculty with 250+ years of experience
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How much does it cost to go to Valenture?
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Why parents say they chose Valenture
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"Students celebrate each other in class" - Valenture teacher
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How do I choose my subjects?
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“This has really given the kids consistency in a time of disruption”
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Online learning can be the best of both worlds
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Education should encourage learners to be engaged citizens and instigators of change.
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Where are our students from?
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We are not a homeschool
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“Traditional schooling wasn’t working out”

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“Traditional schooling wasn’t working out”

Even before COVID-19, many students were choosing to trade in brick and mortar school models for online learning environments.

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Parents hesitant to send kids back to school, but not just because of COVID-19
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#Online Education #Online Learning #High School #bullying #COVID-19
Ever wondered what our name means?
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How is education changing?
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We need to COVID-proof education
What to think about on Earth Day
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#earth day #Online Education #Online Learning
What it's really like to be a student at the Valenture Institute
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#Online Education #Online Learning #High School
Lockdown and the next chapter in your child's school year
Remote Learning Versus Online Learning. Yes, There Is A Difference
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#Online High School #Online Learning #Remote Learning
Valenture Institute launches Healthcare Providers Scholarship
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#healthcare providers #scholarship #Online Education #Online Learning
Rob Lue | Harvard Prof and Valenture Institute Chancellor | COVID-19 & Education | Ep 04
With The Coronavirus Seemingly Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon, Online High School May Be The Safest Place For Your Kids.
What Are The Benefits Of Homeschooling?
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#Home School #Online Learning
Behind The Scenes of a Valenture Podcast
Rob Lue | Harvard Prof and Valenture Institute Chancellor | The 4th Industrial Revolution | Ep 03
Rob Lue | Harvard Prof and Valenture Institute Chancellor | The Valenture Institute SDG Labs | Ep 02
Rob Lue | Harvard Prof and Valenture Institute Chancellor | The Future of Education | Ep 01

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Rob Lue | Harvard Prof and Valenture Institute Chancellor | The Future of Education | Ep 01

Think Outside The Classroom – In this episode, we had the opportunity of getting the distinguished Professor Robert Lue to give us his thoughts on the current state, and ultimately the future, of education. Amy Johnson sits down with him for this one-on-one dive into the mind of the Valenture Institute Chancellor.

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#Online Education #Rob Lue
International GCSE, A-Levels, AS-Levels – What Do They All Mean?
Homeschool Vs. Online School, Is There A Difference?
10 Ways You Can Help Your Child Learn From Home
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#Home School #Online Learning #Parent
What Does An 'Online Classroom' Look Like?
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#Online Education #Online Learning
How Do The UN Sustainable Development Goals Fit Into Education?
The Qualifications Your Child Will Need For A Better Future
Think Outside The Classroom, We’ll Show You How – Valenture Institute