Kern County Superintendent of Schools collaborates with local school districts to roll out “online schools”

Posted at 8:10 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:10:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced today it has entered into a partnership with Canvas, and online learning platform.

Canvas is being made available to any Kern County school district that wishes to utilize the platform at no-cost through June 30, 2020.

For the past two weeks, KCSOS’s Instructional Services team has been working on creating an “online school” environment and “virtual classrooms” using Canvas.

“We do not have the luxury of time at the moment, so our team has been working around the clock to create a turn-key solution for teachers that can quickly be utilized to mitigate any negative impact on our students’ educational progress,” said Lisa Gilbert, Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services at KCSOS.

Among Canvas’ core benefits are:

  • Completely customizable for the specific needs of teachers and students
  • Integrated with Zoom so that students can interact in real time with their teacher and classmates
  • Integrates easily with other learning platforms like Google and more than 350 education applications
  • 24/7/365 user support at no-cost to districts
  • Educators can share resources, curriculum, lessons and collaborate with their peers
  • Online classrooms are available to students through any mobile device