Our teachers are at different proficiency levels in the use of Google Classroom, and we are creating a variety of training options that will begin after spring break on March 30.
He says that although the district initially had to scramble to get everything up and running, they were still prepared. But that requirement was waived this year because of the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19.
Colleen Hunter-Weekly of Wheeling is a special education teacher in the Buckeye Local School District.
During a virtual meeting this afternoon, the board voted to end the rest of the remaining school year in the classroom. It may be hard for other larger school districts to replicate it, because of the numbers of students. "The schools have tried to reach out to all of our students".
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Ainslen Tanner 6th Grader said, "My band teacher sent an email out to our parents saying we need to go out on our porch around 7 p.m. every day and play anything out of our books".
"We are constantly emailing and having phone conferences", Platt said.
As a teacher at Lighthouse, I know our charter school has some advantages that make remote learning possible.
Conceding that resources may vary dramatically from urban to rural and affluent to disadvantaged communities, Rivera said the department is offering a wide range of free resources ranging from instruction plans, online programs and platforms to enrichment activities parents can use. More than 2,000 Chromebooks were purchased so that students in grades 6-12 would each have their own to take home each night for lessons, and they have the ability through Schoology to communicate with their teacher. Districts will be expected to follow critical safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control with regard to social distancing for students, staff and school families. From there, we will determine what type of learning experiences we can deliver to families online and how we can provide educational materials in other creative ways.
Students are receiving some at-home assignments right now. The live feed was my students' idea, brainstormed in a hurry after school on Thursday after the closing was announced. They have also placed learning resources on their website. "I feel like our students are going to respond to this very quickly, and they're going to be able to respond to this very effectively".More news: Katrina Kaif stole my idea: Deepika Padukone takes a jab
Hofreuter said she is still hosting regular coffee with parents sessions to discuss school issues, only now she is doing them online.
Rivera said his office also is working with the governor and General Assembly to identify other existing money that could help districts provide additional technical devices to students and generally assist with the sudden transition to distance learning. Asked about the state's graduation requirements for seniors, Rivera said finding the answers to those questions are a priority.
Same for career technical students who may be short of requirements for certification.
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