Online Learning in Fort Bend ISD
A variety of online and distance learning opportunities exist in FBISD, which serve to extend learning opportunites for all students.
Course Credit: Online and distance learning may be used to earn original credit, allow for credit recovery, or supplement regular classroom instruction creating a blended learning approach to either provide additaional support or enrichment to students. Approved external online course providers in FBISD include the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN), The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Tech University. FBISD currently utilizes the Edgenuity platform for online courses offered internally within the district's O-Lab program. Please see the high school course selection guide for more information regarding online courses and program expectations.
Texas Virtual School Network - TxVSN
The University of Texas - Online High School Course Offerings
Texas Tech University - Online Course Offerings
Supplementing Curriculum: There are a number of content providers that FBISD partners with to provide engaging interactive videoconferencing content to supplement curriculum. Whether teachers and staff desire to match their students with a content expert, allow upper level students to see a knee replacement performed by a team of doctors, or take their students on a virtual field trip---web-based connections are supported to facilitate virtual "travel". The most highly utilized content providers are: Connect2Texas, Region IV ESC, The Center of Science & Industry, The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, and The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago.
District Compliance- TETN Events: Texas Education Agency uses the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) to present on timely topics throughout the year, including program updates and additional training. We can access the TETNs through Region IV ESC.