Remote Learning Plan Summary

● Student learning that aligns with District 303 curriculum will be delivered through a District supported Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Seesaw, or email.

● In an effort to respond to students and their academic needs, staff members will be available between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.

● Teachers will use a variety of methods to stay connected with students, including: Google Classroom, Schoology, videos, emails, and phone calls.

● Teachers will collaborate with their course and grade-level teams to develop activities and tasks that are aligned with the curriculum and instructional units throughout the duration of remote learning.

● Assessments will be based upon a student’s progression of skills and abilities.

● Students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency will be provided with opportunities to continue learning and receive additional feedback to support their learning. 

● Remote learning activities can assist students with increasing their grade, but will not have an adverse effect on a student’s grade.

● Competency-based grading and reporting will continue for grade K-5 during remote learning.

● Remote learning details are outlined in the remote learning plan. Specific information for your child's classes and courses will be shared by the school and teacher.

Grading K-5

● Students in grades K-5 will receive feedback from their teachers on students meeting state standards for their particular grade level.

● Students struggling may receive additional support from educators and specialists within their school.

● Our goal is to prepare students for the next level; therefore, teachers will focus on the most essential standards during remote learning.

● Teachers will continue to advance in the curriculum utilizing both formative and summative assessments to drive instruction. 

● Teachers will report out on competencies taught prior to and throughout remote learning. 

● Teachers and staff will make every attempt to engage students in remote learning. 

The chart shows the number of suggested minutes students are expected to be engaged in learning each day. The minutes include time with teachers as well as individual work at home. The times do not include elementary specials. English Learner services, special education, and/or related service minutes may be provided outside the suggested time expectations based on individual student need(s). 

Asynchronous/Synchronous Learning

Asynchronous/Synchronous Learning
As teachers plan remote learning experiences for students, the delivery method or means by which students will engage with the content or learning can vary. Teachers may plan asynchronous learning or synchronous learning experiences.

Asynchronous Learning:
Students learn content, ask questions, and practice at different times and locations. Examples of asynchronous learning in a remote setting are:

  • Pre-recorded presentations, such as slideshows and videos
  • Email
  • Discussion boards
  • Social media groups
  • Collaborative documents in Google Drive/Schoology, etc.

Synchronous Learning:
Students learn at the same time by attending scheduled meetings are lessons. Examples of synchronous learning in a remote setting are:

  • Scheduled time for students to share ideas
  • Scheduled video conferences or group phone calls
  • Live streamed lectures or demonstrations

If and when synchronous learning occurs at these levels, teachers will communicate directly with families ahead of time. For students unable to attend the synchronous instruction, the lesson will be provided to students asynchronously.