In the Monroe #1 BOCES region, a district needed help connecting an elementary student to her classroom. Due to medical issues, the student hasn’t been able to attend school for several months. Even with the help of a tutor, the student was missing out on the social aspect of school and interactive learning with other students. With the help of a VGO robot, whom the class has affectionately called Frosty, the student can now connect to the classroom for socialization and math instruction.
Video Conferences are a great way for students to learn and collaborate. But how does a teacher know if students are understanding the key learning points of the conference?
Below is a document that educations can print and distribute to students to use during or right after a conference. Using this document allows for educators to ensure students have learned during the conference. Also, gathering evidence addresses Common Core Learning Standards.
Each year the NYSDLC offers Career Connection Video Conferences to high school students. Students are able to learn from experts in the field about relevant high school courses, college, internships, and career expectations. In the past the fields of interest have included – doctors, nurses, architects, master chefs, radio dj and station manager – and many more!
A recent study discussed the benefits of field trips for students. There has been a drastic reduction in schools participating in field trips due to expense, scheduling, and curriculum. Click on the link below to read the entire article.
For the second year Career Connections will be provided by the New York State Distance Learning Consortium (NYSDLC). Career Connections offer students the opportunity to meet with professionals in fields of their interest. Career and college readiness via distance learning!
2013 – 2014 Career Connections Schedule is currently being created. Watch for updates from your distance learning coordinator.
Geologist John Amos – November 6, 2013 – 10-11am More Details
Master Chef: Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt – The Art of Charcuterie November 12, 2013 – 9:15 – 10:30am OR 12:15 – 1:30am More Details
Each year the New York State Distance Learning Consortium offers free collaborations and Career Connections to classrooms who participate in their BOCES Distance Learning CoSer. NYSDLC Collaborations Flyer 2015-2016