Dr. Bruce Tabor, Ed.D, MEd, MBA, BBA, Superintendent/CEO
Phone 254-765-3095 | Fax 254-765-3473 | Location: Central Office Building | 201 N. 4th St. Wortham TX 76693 | Hours 7:30 to 4 | Blog Link
Superintendent's Administrative Assistant, Sherry Shivers email |District Accounting Clerk, Lana Calame email | Maintenance & Transportation Director, Jeff Craig email | District RTI Coordinator, Cheri' Spencer email | Bulldog Cafe Manager, Christine Daniels email |
Digital Instruction Update
Most public school online classes are provided by colleges through the Texas Virtual School Network. We know from our current experience that high school students are sometimes expected to understand components of digital instruction at the level of a college student. While students can often handle the academics, some high school students simply may not comprehend the mechanics of digital course delivery. They need more exposure to a typical online format and expectations.
The Digital Instruction Facilitator (DIF), would typically be a certified teacher or para professional with recent and extensive online learning experience. This role would serve as an instructional guide and mentor for all students enrolled in online instruction including Dual Credit; the DIF position should not be confused with that of a technology specialist. The DIF will help students address communication issues with professors, group projects, grades, research papers, vocabulary, presentations and more. Grant funding is being sought to support this pilot over the next four years but for now, I will step in to help create the best possible experience and outcome for our students.
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