Well, this is certainly going to put a twist on dodgeball. North Carolina's Virtual Public School is piloting the nation's very first online gym class. That's right - starting this fall, enrolled high school students will be logging into P.E.
Virtual Public School students be like:
Basically, how this works is teachers provide online demonstration while students practice those skills then spend the semester compiling a video portfolio to display "progress and display mastery," a press release from N.C. Department of Public Instruction details.
Kind of cool, I guess. But I kind of wish there were more virtual reality involved.
The classes were created to give local students an opportunity to catch up on credits, allow homeschooled students to join a shared P.E. course, and assist "pre-professional athletes with rigorous athletic training demands that require an alternate academic schedule."
If the program proves to be a success, it will be expanded to the greater Charlotte area by spring of next year.