eLearning Days


In 2011, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) began slowly opening the door for districts to use technology and 1:1 initiatives for teaching and learning outside the traditional classroom. In 2017-2018, that has evolved into e-Learning Days. (To read more about IDOE e-Learning Days evolution, go to eLearning Day Program.)

As STOH continues to make technology an active part of teaching and learning in our schools, and after receiving IDOE affirmation that we meet the criteria and approval to participate in the e-Learning Days Program, we are now ready to go live in 2018-19.  School Town of Highland will have our first e-learning day November 6, 2018
While there are many excellent reasons for conducting a district-wide eLearning day, the primary benefits are that students have the opportunity to learn in a blended environment that has been curated by a professional teacher and that promotes skills that are reflective of real-world learning. The experience provides students with an opportunity to enhance technical and organizational skills sought by employers and colleges. Some of the added benefits of eLearning are that it allows for the opportunity to limit makeup days in the future due to inclement weather and it also expands opportunities for schools to conduct professional development for their staff without disrupting the educational process.

eLearning days can also be planned -- Teachers report to their schools for professional development and students are provided with a virtual elearning day. Either format enables our students the opportunity to engage educationally outside of the traditional school day in a format increasingly present in today's education world.

The district has complied a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to address questions and/or concerns parents and students might have.