As a brand new college 12 months arises, space college districts proceed to implement new applied sciences of their school rooms.
Because of the Distance Studying & Telemedicine Grants from the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA), Cameron College (CU) has put in distant studying expertise into the school rooms of 28 space excessive colleges. CU acquired choice as one among solely three establishments in Oklahoma to be awarded grant funds from the aggressive program this 12 months.
The excessive colleges benefiting from the grant embody Apache, Bray-Doyle, Cache, Carnegie, Cement, Central, Chattanooga, Comanche, Cyril, Elmore Metropolis-Pernell, Empire, Fletcher, Fredrick, Geronimo, Grandfield, Grandview, Indiahoma, Marlow, Rush Springs, Ryan, Snyder, Sterling, Temple, Tipton, Velma-Alma, Verden, Walters and Waurika.
CU helped to provide these colleges with the audio, video and broadband tools wanted to conduct distant concurrent school courses, which means college students enrolled in concurrent courses on the beforehand talked about colleges can now choose to take choose school programs with out ever having to depart their highschool campus.
CU-Duncan Director Susan Camp mentioned the brand new tools will enormously profit college students of rural colleges who want to take concurrent school programs at CU.
“The aim of that is to have the ability to take concurrent enrollment to those rural colleges. This designated tools will stop college students who’re concurrently enrolled from having to cope with the associated fee and the time of touring to the CU campus,” Camp mentioned.
Camp mentioned the Distance Studying school rooms may additionally be of profit to licensed and assist workers on these highschool campuses.
“We intend for this tools to not solely be utilized by college students, but in addition if there are licensed college with levels who’re pursuing extra levels … or paraprofessionals, usually described as trainer’s aids, working towards a level … we wish to assist ship that by means of this tools,” Camp mentioned. “There are a selection of ways in which this tools will likely be useful to those establishments.”
Camp mentioned a gaggle of school from CU-Duncan traveled to a couple of the brand new Distance Studying school rooms this previous week to realize perspective on what the distant class format will really feel like for the scholars.
“We took a day-long tour in order that college may go to one among these school rooms in a small, rural college and actually see and really feel what it appears like from their college students’ views, and likewise to develop a relationship with the advisors, principals and superintendents at these colleges,” Camp mentioned. “These directors are very supportive and really excited for what this tools means for his or her college students.”
Camp inspired these excited about concurrent enrollment with CU to go to https://www.cameron.edu/admissions/concurrently-enrolled-students for extra data. Highschool college students excited about enrolling ought to ask their college counselors for help.