Take home school laptop and use it for all official business
Take home resources needed for lesson planning
Review pre-recorded technology lessons and/or attend live webinars to support for appropriate use of technology tools
Work collaboratively with your instructional coaches and grade-level professional learning community to create digital lessons and assignments for students
Post lessons and assignments in the district’s learning management system (LMS).
Share plans with administrators and appropriate instructional support staff
Ensure that lessons are structured to require minimal parent support with supervision, as appropriate.
Live Teacher Assistance and Video Lessons Online
Pre-recorded video lessons can be used for online instruction
Lessons will be uploaded to the learning management system (LMS) for student retrieval.
Live support may occur using the district-designated videoconferencing platform(s).
Live Teacher Assistance may occur between 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on each school day. Each teacher, grade level, or content department team will select and publish times he/she is available each day during those hours. A minimum of 2 hours is required each day with one hour permanently scheduled and the other hour established by appointment.
Ensure that your administrator is included on invitations for live sessions.
Teacher leaders will work with administrators to ensure that support is offered at various times of the day rather than all subjects taking place at the same time.
Grades will not be taken during Phase 1 of the school closure.
Grades will be taken for participation and on appropriate assignments to reflect mastery of instructional content.
Assignments should be submitted promptly to avoid a final course grade of an incomplete.
Grades will be entered in the student information system (SIS) promptly and within 3 days of the submission due date.
Teachers will utilize discretion regarding the submission
Teachers may use several measures as informal and formative assessments to determine student progress to include timed assessments, open-book tests, and surveys that are delivered using the learning management system (LMS).
Grading categories and weights may change during school closures to align with the instructional model. For example, the weight of tests might be reduced.
Teachers will communicate with students and parents during school closures weekly.
Daily emails or announcements on the learning management system (LMS) will be forwarded to share information about assignments, grades, and teacher assistance times / office hours.
Continue to check and respond to email daily.
Establish a google voice account (attached to a personal email) to use to phone parents, as needed.
Establish a routine workday to ensure work and life balance.