Distance Learning can mean a lot of things, and can benefit students and teachers in many ways. Here are just a few.
Extend the classroom—Through video conference solutions, it is our hope that we will offer a few courses to students in other districts across the state. It also means that if a course doesn’t have quite enough enrollment at one high school in our district, students from another high school can join the class remotely, along with the possibility of several students from other districts. Distance courses will keep the course selection at LPS varied and solid.
Enrichment activities—With video conferencing equipment, it will be easier than ever to bring experts into the classroom to enrich the learning experience for students. Virtual Field trips to zoos, museums, or other non-profits are getting easier and easier!
PLCs and meetings—Now that videoconferencing is widely available, driving to remote locations to meet is greatly reduced since you can meet “face-to-face” with your laptop, built-in camera and microphone.
Staff Development—Not only will we be able to offer training to remote locations, but this and all the above solutions can be recorded.