What will digital learning look like?
Teachers will provide both live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) lessons and independent work. This means that students will be required to participate in digital instruction on a specific schedule with their teachers (synchronous learning), and also complete activities and assignments (asynchronous learning) on their own time to meet assignment deadlines.
- Students will receive quality instruction on all grade-level standards, learning the district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum.
- Instruction and support will be provided by teachers and staff from the student’s local school.
- For the most part, the digital learning day will follow the same operational hours as the in-person school day.
- Students will access assignments through eCLASS C&I course pages, but teachers also may use digital resources such as Google Classroom, SAFARI Montage, etc.
- Students will attend synchronous (live) online sessions with teachers through Zoom, Google Meet, and/or Teams Meet.
- Schools and/or clusters will have standardized processes for where and how assignments are posted and accessed by students.
- Teachers will provide schedules detailing which lessons will be done in synchronous sessions. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. This will allow students and parents to review the sessions, and will make them available to students who occasionally cannot attend a live session.
- Schools will provide specific information to support students and parents around digital learning processes and protocols. Check your school web pages and/or newsletters for more information.
- Additional student and parent support resources will be available on the district web page and in the student portal.
- The updated GCPS Parent Portal, rolling out in August, will make it easier for parents to see assignments, including missing ones. It also will allow parents to access student information, including gradebook data, discipline, report cards, transcripts, calendars, and more.
Will students who are learning digitally have a schedule for when they should be online? Yes, check with your school to learn more about your child’s specific schedule.
Will teachers be taking attendance? Yes, schools are determining procedures for how teachers will take attendance each day. That information will be communicated to families as part of the back-to-school information from the school and your child’s teacher.
How will students take tests and be assessed?
Assessments play an important role in the teaching and learning process. Teachers are learning new ways to informally and formally assess student learning digitally. These opportunities help teachers gauge a students’ mastery of the AKS and helps teachers design a response to each student’s learning. Student participation in these assessments and assignments is key in helping teachers help students. Students will be expected to complete these tasks truthfully and while following teacher guidelines for use of resources.