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Distance Learning


Contact: Laurie Ouderkirk (315) 963-4298

Distance Learning Coordinator

Free Videoconference
Jamie O'Rourke
and the Big Potato

March 17-19th
An informational sheet is available by clicking the link.

"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 TWICE database

Search the CILC database

To request a videoconference, please complete the Distance Learning Request Form.

Participating Distance Learning Districts:

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District

Central Square Central School District

Fulton City School District
Hannibal Central School District
Mexico Academy and 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.