West Genesee Virtual Learning Plan

Printable Version of West Genesee Virtual Learning Plan

Remote Learning:

Online learning will have the same structure base as the last few months of school. Teachers will be utilizing the GoogleClassroom and/or Sites platform to carry out instruction.The online teaching/learning will be bolstered in comparison to what it was in the spring. There will be daily attendance and lessons and assignments to be completed, some of which will incorporate synchronous (live) teaching. The units that are currently being built will be organized so that they may be carried out in person or online, therefore ensuring all students are receiving similar curriculum and instruction in whichever modality they participate. As per the day to day strategies and adjustments the teacher might utilize and incorporate will be up to the teacher’s discretion as he/she may use their professional judgment to differentiate instruction as they work through the process.

Important Notes:

  • The descriptions below are subject to change. As we all adjust to a more robust version of virtual learning, the teachers have the professional discretion to calibrate this modality in the best interests of learning.
  • If/When state or local officials change the current reopening status (either by restricting or relaxing), that may necessitate a change in student / teacher assignments. In other words, if schools open up more fully or if we return to remote learning for all students, class lists will need to be adjusted.

Remote Learning K-5 Chart

 

Synchronous Whole Group/Small Group

(days/min)

Asynchronous/Other (videos, independent work, etc.
K – 5 In addition to regularly-scheduled, direct instruction in ELA (which includes Science and Social Studies topics) and Mathematics, there will be opportunities for students to get reinforcement and feedback for work done independently.

 

Positivity Project, Show and Tell, Health and Wellness, building relationships, etc. will take place as well.

 

Please note: We are devising schedules to maximize learning while not requiring a child to be on a computer for an entire school day.

Students should expect to complete work while not online. In general, a student should be prepared to be assigned:

 

ELA – 30 min./day, 3 days a week Math – 30 min./day, 3 days a week

Special Areas Students on remote learning will have regularly scheduled instruction with special area teachers. Activities will be posted online for Special Area extensions
Special Education Resource – 20/40 min/wk (synchronous and asynchronous) Consult (co-teach w/classroom, provide modifications) Speech/OT/PT (per student)
Special Class (some students will require this -synchronous and asynchronous)
ENL English Language Learners will be grouped for specific minutes of synchronous instruction based on their proficiencies. A specific schedule will be shared by your child’s teacher.

Remote Learning 6-12 Chart

Grade 6 – 8 In addition to regularly-scheduled, direct instruction, there will be opportunities for students to get reinforcement and feedback for work done independently.Remote classes will be taught by certified teachers designated to the course. Students will be given readings, videos, teacher-recorded lessons,etc., as an introduction to new learning. The students will then have direct access to the courses’ teachers through a virtual meeting platform to check for understanding and concept attainment, as well as support. Schedules for direct access will be developed by the courses’ teachers.
Special Education Resource – 20/40 min/wk (synchronous and asynchronous) Consult (co-teach w/classroom, provide modifications) Speech/OT/PT (per student)
Special Class (some students will require this -synchronous and asynchronous)
ENL English Language Learners will be grouped for specific minutes of synchronous instruction based on their proficiencies. A specific schedule will be shared by your child’s teacher.
Grades 9-12 In addition to regularly-scheduled, direct instruction, there will be opportunities for students to get reinforcement and feedback for work done independently. Remote classes will be taught by certified teachers designated to the course. Students will be given readings, videos, teacher-recorded lessons, etc., as an introduction to new learning. Students will then have direct access to the courses’ teachers through a virtual meeting platform to check for understanding and concept attainment, as well as support. Schedules for direct access will be developed by the courses’ teachers.
Special Education Resource – 20/40 min/wk (synchronous and asynchronous) Consult (co-teach w/classroom, provide modifications) Speech/OT/PT (per student)
Special Class (some students will require this -synchronous and asynchronous)
ENL English Language Learners will be grouped for specific minutes of synchronous instruction based on their proficiencies.

Family Communication:

Teachers will be available via email, google classroom, etc., during the school day.

Grading:

  • Grade K-5: A combination of Standards-based grading and feedback.
  • Grades 6-12: A combination of feedback and numeric grades.

Attendance:

  • Attendance will be taken during live instruction and/or based on class participation during each day’s independent work sessions.

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