OCDE’s Harbor Learning Center shows ‘virtual doesn’t have to be impersonal’

Up until recently, students at OCDE’s Harbor Learning Center had been working in a sustainable garden with teacher Marianne Taylor, who specializes in agriculture and natural resources.

Statewide social distancing means group activities have come to a halt for the time being, but the HLC staff is leveraging teleconferencing technology to bring these kinds of educational opportunities to students who must stay at home.

Along with supporting 27 school districts, OCDE directly serves thousands of students each year through its alternative and special education programs. Watch the video above to see how distance learning is taking shape.

Video by Greg Lammers, a lead producer in OCDE’s Communications and Media Services unit.