Fusion Cyber Solutions
The Fusion Cyber Solutions program provides local school districts with the ability to build the capacity to fully integrate online learning into their schools. Fusion is not a cyber school; rather, it is an online learning initiative that involves a comprehensive shift in the way we envision our public schools. As our world and the growing number of students enrolled in cyber schools have indicated, there is an undeniable need for all schools to embrace online learning as a viable option for students. Our goal is for each district will be able to offer the majority of their curriculum in both an online format and face-to-face, resulting in an education system where students can move seamlessly between classroom and online courses. This gives districts the ability to provide students with the flexibility of online courses without leaving the district. Through the Fusion program, all district teachers will gain the required skills necessary to create and teach high-quality, rigorous, and engaging online courses that are aligned to their district’s curriculum. The consortium of schools participating in the Fusion program allows for sharing of courses and resources, giving districts the opportunity to develop their online learning initiatives over time. The Fusion program can be customized to meet individual district needs to successfully carry them through the 21st century.
Benefits of Choice
Building Capacity in Schools
The Fusion program provides districts with the tools, knowledge, and guidance to be able to integrate online learning into school districts on many different levels. This isn’t a third-party vendor that handles online learning for districts, but rather a comprehensive professional development approach that ensures districts are educating their students with their teachers and curriculum. We want districts to promote an online learning initiative as a product of the district. The district has control to implement the program as the administration sees fit.
Consortium Member Districts
- Albert Gallatin Area School District
- Bethlehem-Center School District
- Brownsville Area School District
- Burgettstown School District
- California School District
- Chartiers Houston School District
- Frazier School District
- Greene County CTC
- Jefferson-Morgan School District
- McGuffey School District
- Laurel Highlands School District
- Ringgold School District
- Southeastern Greene School District
- Trinity Area School District
- Uniontown Area School District
- West Greene School District
Changing School Culture
The philosophy behind the Fusion program is that local school districts must evolve to be able to offer online learning as an integrated part of the district’s curriculum and schedule. Online learning should be an integral part of the district, not to be seen as something separate. Students should be free to participate in a blended schedule where they move seamlessly between online and face-to-face courses taught by district teachers. The Fusion program will get your district there sooner than you think!
By participating in the Fusion program, your district will be doing more than just offering online classes to students. Because this is a comprehensive program that will become engrained in all aspects of the school, the impact is far-reaching. Districts can utilize the program for alternative education placement, home-bound students, and credit recovery. The potential to save money and increase student achievement in these areas is enormous!
Impact on the Classroom
Teachers who incorporate the tools and strategies from the Fusion Teacher Training into their classrooms have the flexibility to finish their curriculum several weeks early! Students come to rely on Moodle access as a resource outside of class, extending learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. They do everything from check homework and review lessons for understanding, to access missed class materials and discuss in-depth class topics. These tools and strategies have transformed the way we teach and the way students learn!
Fusion offers equipment with all the necessary software and hardware requirements to schools who choose to purchase a technology package. Districts are welcome to utilize in-house equipment, or rely on a student’s personal equipment. However, it is imperative that students have updated computers to ensure the functionality of all Moodle courses.
Below is a list of the minimum technical specifications required:
- Windows 8.1, Mac OS X 10.11 or Chromebook
- Newest Adobe Flash player
- Newest Adobe Reader
- Newest Java browser plug-in
- Microsoft Office 2013, Open Office, or compatible program suite
- Newest Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (these are the recommended browsers)
Join Our Team
The Fusion Team is looking for local educators to become proficient Moodle users, while developing challenging online courses.
For More Information
If you are interested in the Fusion program or have any questions, please contact:
Supervisor of Online Learning/Principal
724-938-3241 ext. 225