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So Darren, when will you get here? Believe me, you could end up running a math/science magnet.
I could do a lot of things, but I'm not willing to leave my son behind and his mother isn't going to leave Sacramento. As I'm a father first and everything else second, I stay here.I'd *love* to do some foreign exchange teaching, too....
Hey, the big push here is distance learning. I am sure with a couple of cameras you could set up shop as an online math teacher.
I don't know if you were joking or not, but I see a big future in distance ed. JRL's I CAN Learn program isn't a bad idea, it's just usually implemented badly--it should be used for homeschoolers or for distance ed. Alternative schools, home/hospital students, suspensions/expulsions, extra units to graduate early or take more classes--brick and mortar, while it may be ideal and may stick around, clearly doesn't work for everyone.
Not joking at all. Our technology department has studios set up and there's an AP History class being taught currently using this method. The initial decision to do this came about because there were limited students in individual schools who wanted the course, but there were enough across the district to make it viable. Our district is very widely spaces and even commuting to a central location would take time and gas. So the kids go to a computer lab with mics and video hookups and work cooperatively. They meet as a group every three weeks. I see this as the wave of the future for many course. As I understand it, several homeschoolers in the district are part of the class as well as some kids who are in private schools that cannot offer the course.
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