Glendale Unified officials this week said they are exploring options to develop online courses that could serve as an alternative, or supplement, to traditional classroom learning.
Students already are permitted to take online courses for credit from accredited institutions, but only with pre-approval from school officials. Now the district is looking to develop its own online curriculum, Deputy Supt. John Garcia said.
The first of two options would see Glendale Unified teachers writing and teaching their own online classes, he said.
“This isn’t something that every teacher is going to be interested in, so we worked with the principals to say, ‘Are there some teachers out there that you can talk to, to see if they might be interested in developing an online course in a particular area for piloting in the summer?’” Garcia said.