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Distance Learning at BHS

posted Sep 9, 2014, 12:18 PM by School Publications

This year at Brownstown Jr/Sr High School there is a new Spanish class being taught by Debbie Bower and supervised by both Michelle Seabaugh and Nicholas Brough. Mrs Bower is a teacher at Dietrich and teaches the class via Google Hangouts through webcam 36 miles away.

The benefits of virtual learning are that students can experience teachers from other districts, take classes not offered at their school and gain virtual learning experience. Colleges such as Lakeland and Kaskaskia also use distance learning and this new class can give them knowledge with that process.  “I expect there will be some kinks that will need to be worked out, but at the end of the day I see our students gaining a quality educational experience out of this opportunity”, says Michael Shackleford, Principal of Brownstown High School.

The excitement for this class is all over the school, as Brownstown has never dealt with distance learning. Foreign languages are an essential part of our world today and are a requirement to complete education requirements for most careers. With an opportunity like this students at Brownstown can get a headstart on their future college career.  

by Tabitha Dolan