04-27-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Title
Using Technology as a Tool for Extending Learning

Discussion
Richard Myers, principal at Kennedy Middle School, and Amanda Van Ess, teacher at Kennedy, will present an overview of their pilot program VTAH - Virtual Teaching at Home.  Teachers at Kennedy Middle School use Wimba, a collaborative online meeting space, to provide virtual tutoring to students in the evening.  They will share the model they use, and discuss the positive outcomes and lessons learned from their unique pilot program.

Recommendation


Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 4/27/2010

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Beth Thedy, Director, Middle School Programs, ext. 583

Betty Dunn, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, ext. 270




Attachment:  Kennedy Middle School VTAH Presentation.pdf