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Houston ISD ready to launch at-home learning program

HISD parents and students asked to log on starting March 23 before classes begin the following week.

HOUSTON — Houston ISD is set to launch its at-home learning program Monday after administrators were forced to extend closures for campuses and other facilities into mid-April.

HISD Home-based Online Mobile Educations, which the district has branded as “HISD @ H.O.M.E,” is accessible to all students through their school’s website or by visiting www.houstonisd.org/home.

The program provides online student-directed lessons organized by content and grade level. It can be used on laptops, tablets, desktops and smartphones. Administrators said a webinar will be held soon to help parents learn how to use the program and access the digital instructional materials.

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During the week of March 23, all HISD students are instructed to log on and test out the digital resources available. During the week of March 30, curriculum-based lessons and activities will go live.

For the moment, HISD students will not return until April 10 as administrators continue to monitor the coronavirus crisis.

What if I don’t have internet access or a computer?

During the week of March 23, HISD officials said campuses will be contacting parent to get a count of who will need paper-based curriculum resources, which the district is prepared to provide. The district asks that parents fill out the online H.O.M.E survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9VPFZ5Q


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