Distance Learning

The Distance Learning Services area of the Technology department at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) was established in 2006 with support provided by the Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Foundation. Activities support Parent Involvement, Professional Development, Student Learning, and the sharing of information and resources with the community at large.

ASL Interactive Online Classes

Parents, family members, and professionals who communicate and work directly with deaf/hard of hearing children either in a classroom or at home can take advantage of ASL Interactive Online Classes, free of charge. Basic and intermediate level courses are offered over eight weeks. In addition to weekly class sessions, a virtual lab session is available for participants to practice their sign skills and ask questions. Class instructors present through an online video chat room, allowing participants to join from the comfort of their home or workplace. Learn more about this opportunity and when the next session will begin.

Video Galleries

With the hub of expertise at FSDB, we bring together teams to produce resources for stakeholders throughout the deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired education communities. View our video galleries to learn science, technology, and math terminology in ASL.

Live Broadcasts

Distance Learning Services also makes it possible for parents, professionals, and community members to participate in campus performances, athletic events, and meetings remotely from their home or work through the broadcasting of school events. The following events are broadcast live through web streaming:

  • School Advisory Committee (SAC) Meetings
  • Parent Engagement Workshop (PEW) Seminars
  • Open Houses
  • Commencement Ceremonies
  • Holiday Concerts
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Dance Troupe Performances
  • Athletic Events
  • Special Events (e.g., College and Career Day)

For more information, contact:

Colette Cook
Coordinator, Distance Learning

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