2014-15 GenNET ITV Course Options

Information for staff enrolling students in courses

2014-15 GenNET ITV Course Enrollment Spring-Fall Timeline/Deadlines

As the school year winds down, it is also closer to the time when districts who will be participating in GenNET ITV courses for the 2014-15 school year need to report tentative and then final enrollment numbers. Please note the following timeline:

  • May 1 - June 6, 2014: Districts enroll, collect local course agreements and course contracts to be signed by students and parents for GenNET ITV courses currently shown on the ITV schedule.
  • May 16, 2014: Districts report 1st-round of number of enrollments/seats needed for courses currently on schedule with a "place-holder." (This is extremely important for districts who have committed to sending a course for final scheduling and teaching assignments)
  • May 30, 2014: All courses currently listed without receiving sites or "Teacher Needed" will be dropped.
  • June 6, 2014: Districts report actual number of seats requested for course and make final commitment to courses for 2014-15 school year.
  • June 6 - June 20, 2014: Districts forward individual copies of student contracts for GenNET and FANET enrollments to the Genesee ISD via Fax, scanned and emailed, or by inter-school mail.
  • June 6- September 5, 2014: Districts can add to previously committed student enrollment numbers and additional districts can add to courses with open slots pending availability. Contracts for additional students should be forwarded to the Genesee ISD as soon as possible after placing students in courses.
  • September 24, 2014: Final day to add or drop students to ITV Courses. Districts will be invoiced in October for students committed on 6/6/14 and any additional students who were added to the enrollment.
Click here for current 2014-15 GenNET ITV Schedule

The high school GenNET ITV schedule is created the fall prior to the next school year. The schedule is created based on local district requests and needs for their students. Click on the button above for the most current schedule updated 6/2/2014.

NEXT STEPS FOR ENROLLING STUDENTS IN GenNET ITV COURSES.............

Click for GenNET Counselor Guidelines and Checklist

Determining the success for students can easily be considered by reviewing this checklist when suggesting students to be enrolled in GenNET ITV courses. Click on the button above.

Click for Local District GenNET ITV Student Application

Local school districts may ask students to complete an application as part of their own process when enrolling students. It is not a requirement to send it to the GenNET Office. Click on the button above.

Click here for 2014-15 GenNET ITV Student Contract

Click on the button above to download and duplicate the student contract. All students must complete the contract and counselors are requested to submit contracts by June 13, 2014.

Registration Details and GenNET Office Contact Information

All prelimnary student enrollment numbers should be reported to Barbara Crane.

For Course and Instructor Information requests contact Martin Jennings.


Preliminary student enrollment numbers due: May 16, 2014

Confirmation of student enrollments due: June 6, 2014

All GenNET Student Contracts due: June 20, 2014.

Delivery options include:

  • Fax Contracts to: 591-4505
  • Scan and email contracts to: bcrane@geneseeisd.org
  • Send copies (not originals) via inner-school mail to the GenNET Office at the Genesee Intermediate School District - TMS Office

GenNET ITV 2014-15 Blended Learning Options

For nearly 20 years, students in Genesee County have grown up with GenNET (Genesee County Network for Educational Telecommunication). GenNET continues to share two-way interactive, distance learning courses available to high school students across Michigan.


Instruction is provided to students using two-way interactive television (ITV) sites located in schools. Courses come complete with a live teacher who interacts with students each day and blends student learning beyond class time with a learning management system (LMS).


Videoconferencing technology allows students and instructors to interact in a dynamic classroom environment. This opportunity enhances learning and allows students to meet students from other districts. Courses currently scheduled for the 2014-15 school year include:


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • American Sign Language I, II, III
  • AP Psychology
  • Astronomy I
  • Child Development
  • College-Level Calculus II and III (from Kettering University)
  • College Writing and Research
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • German I and II
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Intro to Music History
  • Japanese I and II
  • Sports Medicine

How does a high school GenNET ITV class work, and what's it like?

Meet Mrs. Jennifer McKay, American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher at Bentley High School. Mrs. McKay has taught ASL for several years.


She has not only seen students achieve success in her classes, many have gone on to teach ASL or have become professional sign language interpreters in communities across America.

To meet Mrs. McKay and hear about her courses, click here.

Benefits for students enrolled in GenNET ITV Blended Learning Classes

  • Students suggested by their high school counselors are able to take classes not offered at their home school.
  • Motivated students have an opportunity to become independent and collaborative learners, as well be self-directed learners under the guidance of their GenNET Teacher who they interact with every day.
  • High school students can also take higher education courses offered by Flint-Area colleges and universities.
  • Students throughout the state can share the experience of highly qualified, fully certified teachers and college-level instructors.
  • ITV courses are the perfect blend with the use of a learning management system which also qualifies for student as an "online learning experience" credit for graduation.
  • Students experience first-hand new communication techniques to qualify them for future employment.
  • Students have the opportunity to interact with and make new friends and colleagues throughout the State of Michigan.

Blended Learning Sending Site Options for GenNET Districts

Sites that are able to, may want to consider becoming the "sending site" for courses in the 2014-15 schedule without a teacher currently assigned to them. These are identified on the schedule with the tag "Need Teacher."


A sending site district is able to include up to ten (10) students in its ITV classroom and send to up to three (3) additional sites with 6-8 students at each site. Sending sites provide textbooks and materials for students at receiving sites just like they would for students in a traditional classroom.


This blended learning option is a win-win for local districts sending courses. Tuition is charged for the daily live interaction with teachers based on rates set since the beginning of the GenNET ITV Program. The fee structure and "what's included" are:


  • $450 per student from the receiving sites, per semester.
  • No tuition charge for students at sending sites.
  • Technical and instructional support provided by the Genesee ISD.
  • Twice-weekly courier service between sites.

All students are enrolled in a learning management system (LMS). Having this to accompany each course allows students to stay on track, even when away from the classroom.


For more information about becoming a sending site, contact Technology and Media Services at the Genesee ISD at 591-4436, or email instruct@geneseeisd.org

http://www.gennet.us/gitv.htm

For additional information about the many aspects of GenNET ITV as well as GenNET Distance Learning Online courses options, click on the large button above.

GenNET Office Contact Information

The GenNET Office at GISD Technology and Media Services (TMS) works with local high schools to enroll students in courses each year. Contact the GenNET office for questions about this exciting and sustained program for nearly 20 years!
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