PSSD recognizes the need for alternative means of course delivery. When courses are not available in the student's home school, there are several Distance Education options available:
1. Interactive Instructional Television or IITV
Our nine high schools each have a classroom setup with cameras and televisions that allow for full 2-way interaction between the teacher hosting the course and up to 3 other schools. This means that the teacher and students can see and hear each other at all times.
Don't hesitate to contact your local school to visit this special classroom and ask for a demonstration or for a chance to sit in a live IITV class.
2. Web-based or online
See a full list of courses available to all Manitoba schools with teachers staffed to teach via the web. Click here for list of courses…
3. Independent Study Option or ISO.
Courses taken using one of these options, offer a way for students to get high school credits that would not normally be offered to them within their school.
Taking a course through the Independent Study Option (correspondence courses) has the least interaction with a teacher. This would be the last option for students since IITV and Web-based Courses are much better methods. More…