The Blue Ridge School district has embraced the use of technology in the classroom and now they are turning their attention to the possibility of what is becoming called e-learning days.
The harsh central Illinois winters, evidenced by this winter especially, can cause districts to call off school and lose momentum in classroom instruction but Susan Wilson, Superintendent of Blue Ridge Schools, says the trending possibility of e-learning days during these school cancellations is something their technology committee is looking into.
According to Wilson, the legislation's five-hour parameter is going to be a challenge. She says it could problematic for families who potentially cannot monitor their kids for that time to make sure they are taking on the homework.
Wilson notes the technology programming is becoming more streamlined so everyone is using the same program. She indicates right now they have a couple different platforms and programs at different levels to make it easier on their families.