Contact: Laurie Ouderkirk (315) 963-4298
Distance Learning Coordinator
"Distance Learning is learning that takes place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in the same classroom."
(From the New York State Distance Learning Consortium)
The Oswego County BOCES Distance Learning Program strives to bridge the gap in educational opportunities and enhance learning experiences for students, teachers and community members by providing overall program coordination services, technical support, identification of district needs and connectivity access to school districts and educational institutions.
Why should I videoconference?
- Interact with professionals and experts who might otherwise be unaccessible
- Real time communication
- Enrich existing curriculum
- Bridge cultural gaps
- Improve communication and social skills
- Economical & time efficient
Selecting a videoconference:
There is an extensive number of videoconferencing or virtual fieldtrip content providers to choose from. You can connect with zoos, museums, or experts on a variety of topics. Below are two searchable databases that allow you to search by topic/subject, grade level, standards, cost, etc.
Search the BCISD/Polycom database
Search the CILC database
Please see the attached flyer for information on a FREE videoconference with Author Karen Levine on May 8th from 12:30 – 1:30. Click here to view flyer.
Participating Distance Learning Districts:
Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District
Central Square Central School District
Hannibal Central School District
Onondaga Community College
Oswego County BOCES
Phoenix Central School District
Sandy Creek Central School District
Students in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District connected via Distance Learning with schools across the country in celebration of Read Across America Week.