CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Technology now allows Chambersburg Area School District teachers to take attendance, lecture and demonstrate computer methods to students without having to step foot in a traditional classroom.
A $120,000 Classrooms for the Future grant in 2008-09 allowed the district to purchase Blackboard, an online teaching tool popular in colleges.
With Blackboard already in use in Chambersburg Area Senior High School and Faust Junior High School, district officials are planning to offer some high school seniors an option to learn from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next school year.
"We want to wean them into that model," said Chris Bigger, the school district's curriculum director.
Brian Hostetler assistant principal at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, and Christine Wolgemuth, instructional technology mentor for the school district, presented the school board with information about e-learning last week.