New online school based on video game experience looking for SC approval

On their website, they specifically ask for students who play MineCraft, World of Warcraft, and Second Life. The Noble Group is an online virtual charter school looking for approval to education South Carolina students in grades 3 through 12 as early as the fall of 2014. They say they need at least 500 children to express interest in attending by signing up online. While this doesn't commit families to the school, it expresses interest in the program.


A group called Noble Virtual School wants to bring a new, online, three dimensional charter school to South Carolina.

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Thank you very much for posting this article about NOBLE Virtual School. The real value in NOBLE is in a number of factors - all based upon education research of the last twenty years - but seldom implemented:
1. Project-Based Learning. The virtual world is used for learning Adventures in which students actually experience real-life applications of the concepts they are learning in the curriculum.
2. Student and Teacher Interaction - it is very possible in a face-to-face school for a student top go days, weeks or months without having a teacher speak directly with them. In virtual school it is very common for a students to get only one email a week from a teacher. At NOBLE teachers and student constantly interact within the virtual world.
3. Superior Content - our curriculum material is provided by OdysseyWare - which won Best Teacher Authoring software at the ISTE 2013 Conference in San Antonio in June.
4. Parent Involvement - NOBLE has an extensive Family Connections program in which traditional homework is abandoned for family activities that reinforce concepts taught in class.
5. Teacher Training - NOBLE teachers will spend one hour a day in professional development - 180 hours a year -- most school system average 24 hours.

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