DSES Remote Learning Information
Dyllis Springs Elementary’s goal is to provide a virtual learning program that matches the rigor of the traditional classroom. Case in point, our virtual learning program will look a lot different than what students received in the spring. We are proud of the instruction that students received last spring, but our aim is to push virtual learners even further in their virtual studies this year.
Our goal is to ensure that the quality of the virtual learning education mirrors that of what is occurring in the traditional classroom. We hope that it mirrors so closely, that when virtual learners return to traditional learning, they find that they haven't skipped a beat with their peers. Here are some important things to highlight about the Remote Learning Program:
The state requires us to provide 7 hours of instructional time to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade learners and 4.5 hours of instructional time to our Kindergarteners.
Synchronous or asynchronous learning time both count as instructional time. Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real-time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs without real-time interaction. A teacher providing a student with an activity to work on without live teacher support is an example of asynchronous learning.
Dyllis Springs Remote Learning model will incorporate a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Virtual learners will not be online all day long. Virtual learners may log into their Google Classroom with their teacher for a little while and then be asked to go work on an assignment on their own or with their guardian.
Each teacher will be creating their very own Digital Classroom schedule. Their schedules will require students to be logged on at specifically scheduled times in the day. Each virtual learner needs to be present for these scheduled times in order to be marked present on their attendance.
Our teachers are in the process of calling parents of remote learners to set up conference times Teachers will be sharing with each parent when their class will be meeting for the first time. They also will be sharing their schedules and class guidelines for successful distance learning.
DSES takes engagement in Remote learning very seriously. If a student is not on pace in their remote learning – they are not participating in online sessions, not completing or attempting assignments, a week behind in work completion, not responding to teacher communications – then the following steps will be initiated.
Parent/Teacher/Student Conference – digitally or on the phone – to determine areas of need.
Should dis-engagement continue, then the Parent, School Administration, and Teacher will develop an action plan for the student identifying the services necessary for the student to be successful.