HISD to launch Parent Virtual Learning Course

The Houston Independent School District will soon launch an online course designed to provide parents with the tools needed to support their child’s transition to the online classroom this fall.

The Parent Introduction to Virtual Learning online course will be available on Monday, Aug. 10 at HoustonISD.org/ParentCourse. It is designed to introduce virtual learning and provide guidance to parents on the HISD @ H.OM.E platform. The course should be completed no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

Course lessons include:

  • Ways Parents Can Support Virtual Learning
  • Technology Supports for Virtual Learning
  • Supports for Special Populations
  • Academic Policies for Virtual Learning

The course is also designed to support the asynchronous instructional model that will allow students to work at their own pace. While teachers will be available to provide live instructional support, this mode of instruction does not require real-time interactions.

A detailed FAQ, timeline, parent guide and other resources related to the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at HoustonISD.org/Reopening.