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Working in the Riley Center  
  • Keep valuables on your person.

  • Please ask to use equipment that does not belong to you.

  • When using any equipment, use it with the understanding that it needs to last many generations.  Treat all equipment with care and respect. 

  • Please do not alter or move equipment without instructors permission.

  • Manage your media usage, cell phones, internet, etc. in a manner that will not disrupt your learning or the learning of others.

  • Please ask your instructor if it is appropriate to eat or drink in class.  Leave all spaces better than you found them.

  • Please ask your instructor if it is OK to leave the room.




Having the Internet at your fingertips has tremendous benefits to you as a student, both in its ability for independent exploration and clarification of ideas discussed in the classroom. Please understand that a computing device can also be a significant distraction to your learning. Consider these tips to guide your practice:

  • Whenever the instructor speaks to the class, please disengage from your work on the computer. If you are wearing headphones, please remove them.

  • If the classwork does not require the use of a computer, but you wish to use the device for additional research or note taking, please ask the instructor for permission.

  • The most common distractions are often checking email, instant messaging, youtube, social networking sites, games, etc. Feel free to use these sites if you have time before the class begins, or at the end of the lesson. As a courtesy, please ask your instructor.

  • If you are working in a computer lab, do not disconnect any device, add additional software or manipulate any system setting without first speaking with your instructor.

  • Use Hand Sanitizer & Disinfecting Wipes often 

  • Sign out of YOUR PORTFOLIO & Log Off Student

  • Hang Up Head Phones, Tuck in Keyboard, Push In Chair





  • Our self directed learning courses are “Blended” courses where web-based, online learning opportunities, compliment face to face instruction.   

  • Blended learning allows students to progress at a rate that works best for their learning style.

  • Our hybrid blend allows students to take any class at any time during the day.    More than one subject can occur in a single classroom.

  • The key to a successful blended course is the student’s ability to follow directions, strategically interact with the teacher and peerss, monitor one's own learning habits, and a maintaining a high level of curiosity. 

  • Throughout the course,  you will need to provide evidence of mastery for each project or lesson presented.  Evidence will be documented in your ePortfolio.



TIPS from Former Students
  • Read what is presented in each unit.  The information has been gathered to help you learn more efficiently.

  • Treat your eportfolio as a type of manual that you are creating.  Make it user friendly and a tool that can be used in years to come.

  • Don’t fall behind.  If you start to, take the work home or come in for extra lab time.

  • The units are just a guide, focus on the topic presented then do the research to go deeper.  It will be worth it.

  • Leave the headphones alone... do not remove them from my station!

  • Check your email and texts at the start of class.  If you need to use your phone during class, let the instructor know so he does not freak out.

  • Some work can be done with others... don’t be afraid to ask if it is ok to do so.

  • I like to work, sometimes people waste time and talk too much.  They usually fall behind too.  Relax, enjoy the freedom to work independently and get into the subject.

  • Read the comments your teacher gives you in the assignment turn in sections... they do help.

  • Explore... go deeper than what is provided in your Learning Paths.

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