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IDOE Continuous Learning Plan for HSE Schools


Section One:  Delivery of Learning

 
1. Describe how you will deliver continuous learning opportunities for all students, including special student populations.
Students will receive online instructional content provided by their teachers. These lessons will be interactive and relate to the curriculum for the specific class. Students will have access to their teachers via email or another method communicated by the teacher.  Teachers will let students know how and when they will be available.  The TOR for students with disabilities will be connecting with students on their caseload to provide supports as outlined in the student’s IEP.  ENL Teachers are also connecting with students on their caseloads to provide additional supports as needed.
 
As a general guideline, eLearning assignments/activities should take between 20-30 minutes per class/content area. At the K-4 level where assignments/activities blend across multiple content areas, teacher will communicate about how long the assignment/activity should take to complete
 
2. Describe how your district communicates expectations for continuous learning implementation to 1. ) students, 2.) families, and 3.) staff.
Teachers will have eLearning content available no later than 9:00 a.m. of an eLearning day. For grades K-4, eLearning will be communicated in the eLearning section of the teacher’s Canvas course. For grades 5-12, eLearning will be communicated via the announcement section in Canvas. In addition, weekly video announcements are sent via Skylert, informing students, families, and staff of issues related to curriculum and instruction.  In these video announcements they are directed to more detailed information provided in the District’s Frequently Asked Questions, which are updated on a regular basis.
 
3. Describe student access to academic instruction, resources, and supports during continuous learning.
Primary access to academic instruction will be delivered through Canvas. We will also utilize a variety of online resources to support instruction. This includes Clever (single sign on to online tools), online conferencing tools such as Big Blue Button and Zoom and other online digital curricular resources (https://www.hseschools.org/services/technology).
 
4. What equipment and tools are available to staff and students to enable your continuous learning plan? Please list.
Staff have laptops and an iPad. Students are 1:1 with iPads in K-8 and BYOD in high school (laptops are provided to those needing a device). The district has also provided options for families to connect to WIFI such as school parking lots, public library parking lots, Kajeets and information from various cellular and internet providers.
 
5. Describe how educators and support staff are expected to connect with students and families on an ongoing basis.
All lessons will be posted by 9am on eLearning days in Canvas for students to access. Teachers are encouraged to continue communicating with their students either via email, Big Blue Button or Zoom. Teachers will report to their administrators any student who is not responding/connecting to their digital lessons.  In rare situations where students have no access to eLearning, hard copies of instructional materials have been provided by staff through the delivery of “Go Bags.”
 
6. Describe your method for providing timely and meaningful academic feedback to students.
Any item requiring feedback (such as grades or informal assessments) are to be communicated to families (via Skyward) within five days of the material being submitted.

Section Two:  Achievement and Attendance 

 
7. Does your continuous learning plan provide an avenue for students to earn high school credits? If so, describe the approach.
At the high school level, all credit bearing courses in which students are registered will have lessons and assigned work which will culminate in a grade at the end of the semester.  If students have a passing grade, they will earn the credit for the course.
 
8. Describe your attendance policy for continuous learning.
Attendance is tracked by teachers via students logging into Canvas or checking in with teachers digitally (where access to internet may be limited).
 
9. Describe your long-term goals to address skill gaps for the remainder of the school year.
For the remainder of this school year, teachers will target instruction towards the most essential standards to equip students with the prerequisite skills for the next grade level or course. As we begin school next year, it is our job to meet students where they are, fill in any gaps through an adjusted curriculum, and move students in the direction that they need to be. Our teachers will spiral the review of these standards through their subjects and courses next school year. It is important to remember that all students across our state and much of our country are facing the same challenges that we are.  We will meet these challenges head-on and address gaps in student learning as we move them toward the learning targets of the next grade level or course. 

Section Three:  Staff Development

 
10. Describe your professional development plan for continuous learning.
Certified staff will continue to meet weekly, via Zoom, in their Professional Learning Communities. Teachers will use this time to collaborate, develop eLearning lessons and receive assistance on the tools they are utilizing in the classroom. Mondays and Fridays are considered Teacher Work Days; on those days there will be additional professional development opportunities. The Administration and Teachers Association have begun weekly discussion sessions, designed to open communication and focus attention on strategies to enhance continuous learning for students and staff.   
 
 

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Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.