Enhanced E-learning Guidelines
The following guidelines are the result of a collaboration between teachers, principals, and district administrators. This reflects lessons learned during crisis learning in the spring and Summer School e-learning at ETHS. This document will be updated with additional guidance as new circumstances arise.
Enhanced E-Learning at ETHS
ETHS will start the 2020-21 school year with Enhanced E-Learning. Teachers will spend the first week or two building an online classroom community and identifying student gaps or needs in learning.
Teachers and students will spend time getting to know each other as learners and as people in an effort to create trusting relationships between teachers and students and grow friendships between students.
Each e-learning day is counted as an attendance day.
Teachers will refine curricular outcomes to emphasize content knowledge and skill development. We will continue to address content standards, including through embedding social emotional learning within academic instruction and curriculum.
Students will be expected to engage in daily learning experiences for each of their classes. Each class will have two 70-minute blocks of live learning sessions each week and 30 minutes of asynchronous work/homework each week.This will be a combination of synchronous and blended learning activities. Similar to the regular school year, students may be required to complete homework beyond the scheduled class periods. Timely completion of work and makeup work will be required.
- The ETHS bell schedule has been modified for the 2020-2021 school year. Based on feedback from students, families, and teachers, who stressed the importance of consistency in the schedule, a new schedule was developed for all three reopening scenarios (i.e., fully remote, hybrid, or fully in-person).
- Each class is scheduled to have two, 70-minute periods, a portion of which is set aside for daily, live learning.
- No additional full class, live sessions will take place outside of this schedule.
- There is time built into the schedule for individual and small group meetings for support (AM Support and Office Hours).
- In addition to the two scheduled class periods per week, students can expect to complete up to 30 minutes of additional work per course, per week (asynchronous).
- During Wildkit Day, students may complete asynchronous lessons, catch up on work, connect with activities and supports, and seek additional support from their teachers.
Social Emotional Learning and Interventions
Access to mental health services for students, resources for families and staff, communication, and school-wide support for social emotional learning has increased.
Grades will be reflective of students’ attainment of skills and knowledge rather than simple engagement. We will return to using letter grades and regular reporting of grades.
Assessments will reflect content knowledge and skills. Every student should receive the opportunity for feedback regarding knowledge and skills prior to summative assessments.
ETHS will be following a block by period schedule.
- Each course will have 170 minutes of instructional experiences each week. This will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning activities.
- Each class period will have synchronous (live) learning experiences.
- Daily participation by students is required in each class and attendance will be recorded.
- Similar to the regular school year, students may be required to complete homework beyond the scheduled class periods.
- Timely completion of work and make-up work will be required.
Common Communication Structures
Common communication structures are imperative to ensure that parents and students have a clear and consistent way of accessing and interacting with their learning experiences. Students and families provided consistent feedback that the lack of a consistently used learning management system (LMS) was one of the challenges of remote learning in the spring
- A learning management system, or LMS, is a course management system. It includes features like lesson materials, quizzes for self-assessment, progress tracking, and learner feedback. An LMS organizes content in one place for easy access
- All staff are expected to use Google Classroom as the LMS.
- Assignments, announcements, etc. will be delivered to students via the Google Classroom LMS.