Using high-speed networks, school districts send and receive classes to invigorate current curriculum offerings and to increase educational opportunities for students and adult members of the community in a real-time, two-way, audio and video environment. Participants have received assistance in classroom design, equipment selection and purchase, and instructor training. Funding comes from annual fees assessed to member districts, training fees, and other non-grant funds. Various state and federal grants are sought for equipment upgrades and professional development.
For more information on Distance Learning, Virtual Field Trips, and the 2014 USDA RUS Grant, click here.