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Use of Technology to Improve Instruction for students not currently able to attend school
Transcript of Use of Technology to Improve Instruction for students not currently able to attend school
Use of technology to improve Instruction for students not currently able to attend school in the Colonial School District
Colonial School District
13 schools----10,465 students
65% minorities and 50% classified low income
91 students are currently not receiving education in one of the district's 13 schools
"She is going into the hospital and will be out of class for 6 weeks."
"Wow, I'm going to miss her."
"What if we could bring school to her in the hospital?"
Students out of normal school environments do not share the same education experiences as their peers in school.
Sports and Clubs
They miss out on ....
Out of School Education (OSE)
Problem: Colonial's OSE plan is not optimal
Lack of Connectedness
Or a sense the the student matters to...
Peers in school
"That would be awesome, can you do that?"
Goal: Optimize the Colonial's OSE using advances in technology
Virtual Academy Program
Web Cam enabled classroom and laptops--Dimdim
Virtual Worlds--Quest Atlantis
Develop a OSE system replicating the classroom environment
Improve social-emotional growth for students that receive OSE
"I think we can..."
Current OSE Service Delivery
Social and Emotional Concerns
Depression and Anxiety
For both students and educators
Thank You....Any Questions???
Making sure everyone has access
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