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1 Classroom to Go Leveraging Technology to Maximize Instruction Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support Services

2 Students unable to attend school due to physical, mental or emotional illness or injury for more than two weeks must receive instruction Elementary instruction = minimum of five hours/week or one hour/day Secondary instruction = minimum of ten hours/week or two hours/day Impact of homebound instruction on student Limited educational exposure Student often falls behind academically Limited social interaction Separation from school culture Homebound Instruction

3 Impact of homebound instruction on school Contract with qualified outside provider (tutor) Instructional rigor may not be consistent with classroom Reduced instructional time Costs, examples: Average $50 to 80/hour for tutor Babylon = approx. 10 – 15 students/year, cost = $25,000 Northport = approx. 100 students/year, cost = $185,000 Lindenhurst = approx. 80 students/year, cost = $340,000 South Huntington = approx. 24 students/year, cost = $164,000 Homebound Instruction

4 Connection to the internet Redundancy Bandwidth Connection anywhere in the school Instructional Technology Technology Readiness

5 Creative Alternatives What technology can do differently. Using internet & wireless school technology, interactive robotics brings homebound student to school. Student connects to school from home Student controls the robot to participate in class real-time

6 Collaboration between our instructional technology, model schools and distance learning programs WSB will purchase one system for approximately $7000 Selected districts will each use the system for one month WSB will provide technical support, training, and collect data to determine the future uses Expectations: Low cost alternative or supplement for homebound instruction Increased student learning, achievement and social connection Continue as a shared service between districts Other program uses include: virtual field trips video conferencing WSB Pilot

7 In the Classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9 VcCslj8-w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9 VcCslj8-w Introducing VGo Let’s meet VGo


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