Virtual Learning

For now, here are some suggested ideas to get started on remote learning and supplies for your child:

  • Set up a distraction free area within your home for your child to work.
  • Ensure your child has a comfortable, upright chair to sit in.
  • Use a shelf or small bookcase to keep school supplies organized.
  • Get creative about allowing your child to personalize their learning space. Consider projects like upcycling a tin can to use as pencil holder.
  • Consider getting some basic school supplies to start the year, like a set of pencils, pencil sharpener, a couple of erasers, a set of crayons/markers, and a single subject notebook.
  • Establish some household norms for taking care of your child’s device. Set up a charging station for your child and establish good habits of tech care.
  • Consider developing a visual schedule with your child’s input. This may include words and/or pictures that help your child navigate the sequential order of their day (i.e. breakfast, quiet reading time, school on the computer, play time, lunch…) Having their input is critically important.
  • End each day with a positive affirmation or compliment about your child’s learning.

Our upcoming remote learning is being framed by 6 important considerations:

    1. Students are engaged and included in the learning – in particular, what does engagement really look like in remote times? This will likely be measured in both online “live” participation, viewing previously recorded sessions and submitting work for teachers to review and provide feedback.
    2. Students receive grade level content and instructional rigor – teachers will not be going back to previous-grade standards, but supporting students and filling in gaps in their new learning.
    3. Teachers focus on the depth of instruction, not the pace
    4. Teachers focus on commonalities, not differences
    5. Teachers prioritize content and learning – there will be “power standards” identified for each grade
    6. Teachers identify and address learning gaps