New Online Course Pilot Program

April 14, 2020

Dear BHS Members,

We are happy to announce that current 2019/2020 members can now sign up for one of three online courses this spring 2020. These courses are part of an Online Zoom Course Pilot Program and we look forward to learning together how to improve online and hybrid (in-person + remote) courses.

Because we are unsure of the demand for this spring’s courses, we are asking interested members to sign up for just one of these courses for now.  If there is room for additional participants in any of these classes we will let you know.

There are three courses from which you can choose:  Beth Sander’s 'From Daguerreotype to Digital: Exploring the History of Photography', Paul Kelleher’s 'Education Wars: The Supreme Court and the Public Schools', and Liana Cheney’s 'Sacred and Profane Art in Padua'.  Classes will begin in late April and will run for 1 hour weekly or biweekly per the group leader’s preference.  More information on these courses and their schedules can be found on the New Online Courses and Calendar Pages of this website.

To sign up for one of these courses, please go to the 'New Online Courses' page of the website and select ‘Click Here to Register’ on the left beneath the course title and summary information.  A confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email as soon as you complete and submit your online registration form.  We are sorry but we cannot accept registration requests via email.

In the event that one or more of these online courses is oversubscribed, we will give priority to those who had originally signed up for these in-person seminars and remaining ‘seats’ will be assigned randomly.

We will need every registrant to participate in a brief 30 to 45 minute Zoom training session prior to the start of their first class to confirm members are familiar with Zoom and know how to work the audio and video controls.  More information regarding Zoom training sessions and specific class links will be sent to registrants after sign-up.

We hope many of you will be able to participate in one of these online courses and we look forward to following up for feedback during and at the end of this pilot program.

Best regards,

Judy Tedeschi
Executive Director