N.C. Schools Win Grant for Long-Distance Internet Learning

The school district has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for a distance learning strategy, enabling virtual reality field trips and Internet collaboration with other school districts over great distances.

by Drew C. Wilson, The Wilson Daily Times / December 12, 2019
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(TNS) — Wilson County Schools in North Carolina has received a $419,545 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for a distance learning strategy for five schools.

The grant will enable students to gain connectivity for virtual field trips and collaboration with other school districts over great distances via the internet.

Schools served by the grant include Elm City, Speight and Springfield middle schools and Beddingfield and Hunt high schools.

“Through video collaboration, Wilson County Schools hopes to offer secondary students once-in-a-lifetime enrichment opportunities through virtual field trips to destinations around the world while receiving live interaction with subjects matters,” Superintendent Lane Mills said in a statement. “These experts range from authors to scientists to state officials.”

The Wilson County Board of Commissioners was informed of the grant Monday at its regular meeting.

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