EChalk, a provider of online communication tools, has announced that the Corpus Christi Independent School District in Texas, has selected its Online Learning Environment for all of its 62 schools and for the district website.
Corpus Christi Independent School District (ISD) will begin implementing eChalk’s Online Learning Environment throughout its 62 schools immediately. The implementation is an expansion of a successful six-school pilot program begun in 2005. Partially funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the program measured the impact of eChalk’s Online Learning Environment on classroom instructional practices and student achievement. During the pilot program, Corpus Christi ISD was able to document positive improvements to student test scores, school attendance and disciplinary referrals.
The Online Learning Environment will allow all Corpus Christi ISD teachers to extend their classroom instruction by providing all students and parents with anytime, anywhere access to homework assignments, resources, grades and other curricular materials in a safe and secure online environment, while allowing teachers to collaborate on and share best-practice lessons.