The purpose of eAcademy™ is to provide local school districts with the ability to build the capacity to fully integrate online learning into their schools. As we have grown, we have built partnerships that enable us to provide additional resources to our districts.
In 2017, the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit recognized the need to establish partnerships that would help us provide access to additional courses from content providers that have not yet been developed by our eAcademy™ teachers. This resulted in the establishment of eAcademyPLUS™, a facet of eAcademy™ that allows us to offer additional courses to our students by leveraging vendor-created digital courses paired with instruction from local teachers.
All eAcademyPLUS™ teachers have the required skills necessary to review, revise, and teach high-quality, rigorous, and engaging online courses that are aligned to their district’s curriculum.
K-5 Accelerate Education Courses
All eAcademyPLUS™ K-5 teachers are full-time teachers actively teaching in Westmoreland County public school districts. This local connection ensures that we are able to provide consistent communication and support to all of our learners.
Each course is designed to be as interactive and engaging as possible. Every lesson includes video presentations, color coding, practice activities, and hands-on elements to ensure meaningful understanding. In addition, teachers can offer optional live group sessions or live one-on-one sessions to support learners and encourage collaboration.
Learning Coaches are a critical part of learner success in eAcademyPLUS™. Each lesson includes a Learning Coach Page that has dedicated support documents and videos for parents / guardians as they support their learner at home.
World of Learning Institute
We A.R.E ... Authentic, Relevant, and Engaging.
The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit is pleased to announce our partnership with The World of Learning Institute! Through this partnership, the World of Learning Institute will lead, facilitate, and manage World Language instruction through synchronous and asynchronous online learning through the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 World Language Curriculum.
The World of Learning Institute offers authentic, relevant, and engaging world language instruction to schools and individual learners. Their goal is to ensure that foreign language education is accessible to everyone.
To learn more about The World of Learning Institute, please click here.
To learn more about Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, please click here.
The Pursuit Program
Achieving Growth: Essential Steps to Success
The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit is pleased to announce our partnership with The Pursuit Program! The Pursuit Program was established in 2013 to help students focus on career preparation, leadership, and life skills. This concept evolved into an online program in 2019 to help enhance the learning environment of students so they are able to work at their own pace and excel.
From founder Wes Lyons:
"I understand the importance of student engagement so I created a platform that provides an opportunity for each student to thrive in an authentic setting and take ownership of their individual performance, as it impacts the overall success of their education. My ultimate vision is to help students find a sense of purpose, which is often lost in the traditional classroom."
The Pursuit Program has partnered with the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (WIU) to assist schools in the implementation process of the online program and help explain the program in detail.
To learn more about The Pursuit Program, please click here.