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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Online Courses


Visit Putnam/Northern Westchester's website to learn about these exciting courses! Click on the logo above to visit that site.


Several online courses, offered through PNW BOCES and designed by select Westchester County high school teachers, present unique opportunities to “learn the way you live” and prepare students for future educational and career demands.  These courses will be scheduled outside of the traditional nine-period school day, but will be counted towards the 5.5 credits required, as they each represent rigorous academic undertakings.  Students who take one of these new online courses will work and learn collaboratively using an innovative educational platform and Web 2.0 learning tools.  Students will have opportunities to participate in live webinars, discuss learning with their peers using synchronous (students and instructors logging on at the same time) and asynchronous (students and instructors working and responding independently) chats and forums, use networking tools to share resources, create and share work virtually, and learn through a variety of media.  These courses also offer an opportunity to learn with students from other high schools in this region and to manage coursework in a way that parallels instruction at the college level. 


A limited number of seats are available for these courses, so an application to enroll  is required.  Students seeking to enroll must show evidence of being highly motivated, self-disciplined and independent workers.   


If you would like to take a self-assessment to help you decide if you are well suited to online learning, feel free to take this short survey created for students at Penn State University:  Online Readiness Assessment


last updated: 10/19/12