Common eLearning Terms

  • Synchronous Learning 

    Definition

    Synchronous learning is remote learning where everyone from a given group is online at the same time using tools such as Google Meet, and/or Canvas Conferences. 

    What does this look like? 

    • Checking in with students regarding their social emotional wellness, building community, and establishing personal connections.
    • Delivering direct instruction on content and engaging students in discussions to ensure understanding of information.
    • Previewing or explaining assignments or expectations of learning tasks.
    • Answering student questions about one of the recorded lessons.
    • Conducting small group instruction.
    • Modeling or sharing examples of final products. 

    Asynchronous Learning 

    Definition

    Asynchronous learning is remote learning where students access pre-recorded lessons or independent learning tasks at any time during the day.

    What does this look like?

    • Viewing recorded instructional videos of lessons in a content area.
    • Listening to read alouds and answering questions.
    • Engaging in online discussion by reading and posting responses (i.e. via Canvas, Padlet, Flipgrid)
    • Reading posted literary selections and responding.
    • Responding to and collecting student work.
    • Recordings of performances submitted by students.
    • Completing independent learning tasks and assignments.

Elementary eLearning Plan

  • General Parameters for all:

    • PD for staff on eLearning expectations, state mandates, rigor will occur during District School Improvement Days August 12-14
      • PD for technology needs (choice sessions or videos for go at your own pace)
    • Consistent daily schedule for students
    • Grading- Standards based grading will be used based on assessments from both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities
    • Collaborative groups continue to develop resources based on standards, then teachers choose activities to meet students’ needs
      • Common planning document where teachers link in assigned lessons
      • Timeline-everything completed by Friday at 9am 
    • Students identified for targeted interventions will receive support through small group instruction
    • Special education and related services will be provided in conjunction with the student’s teacher and/or in intervention groups outside of general instruction, depending on each student’s IEP.
      • Students in self-contained programs (ED, Target, Life Skills) will follow the same parameters listed below.


    General Parameters to Follow during eLearning for classroom Teachers:

    • Synchronous instruction required for each content area using Google Meet or Canvas Conferences 
    • Small Group instruction will be provided by classroom teacher based upon the needs of students and discretion of teacher
    • Common turn in applications by grade level and expectations for what to turn in each day
    • District purchased software (RAZ, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds, IXL) can be used for independent skill based practice 


    General Parameters to Follow during eLearning for Specials’ Teachers: 

    • Specials teachers scheduled to a grade level at a specific time each day 


    Every other Friday

    • Teachers connect with students about the week before if they were not participating
    • Social emotional lesson pushed out to students
    • Team collaboration day 

     

    Daily Schedule for Grades K-5

    8:00-2:00   •   300 Instructional Minutes Daily 

    Subject

    Minutes

    SEL/Morning Meeting

    20 (synchronous)

    Reading

    Whole group 

    Independent learning,
    practice and application

    30 minutes (synchronous) 

    40 minutes (asynchronous)

    Small Group Reading

    30 minutes (synchronous)

    Math

    Whole group and/or small group 

    Independent learning,
    practice and application 

     

    30 minutes (synchronous) 

    30 minutes (asynchronous)

    Math

    Whole group and/or small group

    Independent learning, 
    practice and application



    30 minutes (synchronous) 

    30 minutes (asynchronous)

    Specials 

    60 minutes (synchronous and asynchronous)

    Writing

    Whole group and/or small group 

    Independent learning, practice and application

    30 minutes (synchronous) 

    30 minutes (asynchronous)

     

    Sample Daily Schedules

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    Time

    Mono

    Dual English Teacher

    Dual Spanish Teacher

    8:00-8:20

    SEL/Morning Meeting

    SEL/Morning Meeting

    SEL/Morning Meeting

    8:20-9:20

    Math

    Specials Group 1

    Specials Group 2

    9:20-10:00

    Reading

    English Literacy Group 1

    Includes Small Groups

    Spanish Literacy Group 2

    10:00-11:00

    Literacy Small Groups 

    Skill Based Practice

    Math Group 1

    Spanish Literacy Small Groups- Group 2

    11:00-12:00

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    12:00-1:00

    Specials

    Math Group 2

    Spanish Literacy Group 1

    1:00-2:00

    Writing

    English Literacy Group 2

    Includes Small Groups

    Spanish Literacy Small Groups- Group 1

     

    Virtual Platforms for skill based practice/asynchronous learning

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    Pre-K

    Kindergarten

    1st grade

    2nd grade

    3rd grade

    4th grade

    5th grade

    Imagine Learning

    Imagine Learning

    RAZ Kids

    Math Seeds

    GoMath

    BrainPop

    Mystery Science

    RAZ Kids

    Reading Eggs

    Math Seeds

    GoMath

    BrainPop

    Mystery Science

    RAZ Kids

    Reading Eggs

    Math Seeds

    GoMath

    BrainPop

    Mystery Science

    RAZ Kids

    IXL

    GoMath

    BrainPop

    Mystery Science

     

    RAZ Kids 

    Freckle (mono)

    IXL

    GoMath

    BrainPop

    Mystery Science

    RAZ Kids 

    Freckle (mono)

    IXL

    GoMath

    BrainPop

    Mystery Science