Priority 3: Academic Achievement and Growth

Priority 3: Academic Achievement and Growth

During school closures in the spring of 2020, teachers provided instruction using a variety of innovations and we intend to continue this practice through Blended Learning which combines intentionally coordinated online and offline experiences. Blended Learning empowers students to be actively engaged in learning through collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.


Each K-12 GWSD student will be issued a device, power supply, protective case, and a headset (microphone, headphone).  In addition, the district is committed to supporting families in acquiring internet connectivity.

School-Based Blended Learning

 

100% Bricks & Mortar

Location

Hybrid

Location

100% Remote

Location

Coronameter Public Health Orders

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Campus Status

Campus entirely open to students and staff

Campus is open. Not all students on campus at once to increase physical distancing.

Campus entirely closed

Students on campus

100% of students attend 5 days per week

50% students attend M/W;
50% students attend Tu/Th; IEP/ELL/504/ALP/RTI/FRL
/internet/safety options TBD 

No time on campus - learning is remote

Staff at school

5 days per week

5 days per week;
Fri is ½ remote w students and ½ teacher work day

Limited access

Transportation

Buses at 100% capacity

Buses at 50% capacity

No buses

Learning Environment

On campus

Both on campus and in digital spaces;

Preschool classes reduced to 10 with essential workers given priority placement

In digital spaces through Google Classroom &/or Seesaw (Lake/GES)

Teacher Communication

Face-to-face and digital communication

Face-to-face and digital communication.

Digital communication

Collaboration amongst Students

Face-to-face and digital collaboration

Face-to-face and digital collaboration.

Entirely digital collaboration

Feedback

Combination of in-person feedback and digital feedback in multiple forms

Combination of in-person feedback and digital feedback in multiple forms 

Digital feedback in multiple forms

Scheduling

Structured by school’s master schedule 

Structured on days when students attend school; more flexible on days when students are learning remotely

Some flexibility

Activities & Athletics

Dependant upon CHSAA guidance; spectators TBD

TBD

No activities or athletics

Many stakeholders contribute to the learning experience of a student. The roles and responsibilities of students, parents, and staff are described below.

Student Roles & Responsibilities for School-Based Blended Learning

  • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences.
  • Identify a comfortable, quiet space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully.
  • Regularly monitor online platforms (Google Classroom, SeeSaw, email, etc.) to check for announcements and feedback from your teachers.
  • Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty, doing your best work.
  • Do your best to meet timelines, commitments, and due dates.
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support.
  • Collaborate and support your peers in their learning.
  • Comply with GWSD’s Acceptable Use Policy, including expectations for online etiquette.
  • Proactively seek out and communicate with other adults as different needs arise (see below).

For questions about ...

Contact

a course, assignment, or resource

the relevant teacher

a technology-related problem or issue

any relevant teacher or counselor 

a personal, academic or social-emotional concern

your school counselor

other issues related to hybrid/remote learning

the principal or assistant principal in your building


Parent Roles & Responsibilities for School-Based Blended Learning

  • Establish routines and expectations.
  • Define the physical space for your child’s study.
  • Maintain open communications with your children’s teachers.
  • Begin and end each day with a check-in.
  • Take an active role in helping your children process their learning.
  • Establish times for quiet and reflection.
  • Encourage physical activity and/or exercise.
  • Remain mindful of your child’s stress or worry.
  • Monitor how much time your child is spending online.

For questions about ...

Contact

a course, assignment, or resource

the relevant teacher

a technology-related problem or issue

ticketing through Incident IQ on your child’s ClassLink

a personal, academic or social-emotional concern

your child’s assigned counselor

other issues related to Hybrid/Remote learning

the principal or assistant principal from your child’s school


Staff Roles & Responsibilities for School-Based Blended Learning

Leadership Team


  • Establish clear systems, structures, and channels of communications for staff, families, and students
  • Support staff as they design blended learning experiences and ensure high-quality education for all students
  • Support teachers in developing strategies to differentiate their instruction, providing feedback and assessing students

Tech Support Team

  • Support  teachers, students, and parents with devices and educational technology tools
  • Continually monitor the needs of teachers, students, and parents and troubleshoot their challenges, as needed

Content or Classroom Teachers

  • Design instruction with intentionally coordinated online and offline experiences
  • Empower students to be actively engaged in learning through collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
  • Communicate frequently with students and, as needed, with parents
  • Provide timely feedback to support student learning
  • Emphasize learning, not compliance.
  • Support student organizational efforts with tools such as a digital planner and the consistent structure of Google Classroom/SeeSaw.
  • Collaborate with colleagues regularly.

Interventionists and Special Service Providers

  • Help content or classroom teacher differentiate lessons and activities for the students
  • Collaborate with teachers to support learning experiences
  • Provide services to students that are outlined in an individual’s plan
  • Monitor the progress of students on your caseload and provide timely feedback
  • Communicate regularly with students on your caseload and/or their families
  • Communicate regularly with the subject or classroom teachers who teach the students on your caseload
             

School Psychologists and Counselors

  • Support students/families in crisis
  • Maintain a bank of social-emotional lessons, resources, and support
  • Provide a timeline for graduation requirements and support a variety of college and career opportunities for students (HS counselors) 

Librarians

  • Collaborate with colleagues to find resources for high-quality learning experiences and research
  • Support teachers, students, and parents with educational technology tools

K-5 Specials Teachers

  • Communicate regularly with your students and provide timely feedback to them
  • Design instruction with intentionally coordinated online and offline experiences
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers on how to integrate music, art, STEAM, and physical education into classroom projects and experiences.

Educational Assistants

  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers to identify ways you can support students 
  • Monitor student learning and provide feedback to students, as requested by the teachers of the students you support
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