Keewaytinook Internet High School Demonstration
January 19, 2005
SLAAMB Board Room, Upstairs from K-Net Office, 115 King Street
Freda Kenny, KiHS Vice-Principal, Balmertown
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) is a unique high school program which combines elements of a traditional classroom with Internet delivery. Students can remain in their home communities and earn credits toward their Ontario Secondary Diploma. Students come to a physical classroom and are mentored and tutored by a qualified teacher. They access their course material online from a subject specialist and complete their work using technological applications supported by the Internet. The completed activities are posted to the school server and the instructor corrects and comments on the work in a secure environment.
The demonstration will show how teachers and students are using the connection made available by the satellite network to give a rich educational experience while remaining in the First Nation community. We will connect to a KiHS classroom and listen to students as they share a presentation outlining experiences using the technology available. There will also be opportunity for questions from those participating.