The Indiana State Legislature made changes to the way schools can handle eLearning days this year and in future years. Schools are given 3 Asynchronous eLearning days to use during the school year. Once schools have exhausted their 3 Asynchronous days, they must use Synchronous eLearning days in order for that day to be counted as one of the 180 required school days.
Asynchronous eLearning is the model that we have used for the last several years where students are responsible for the work that teachers post online and have OPTIONAL zoom sessions for help. Synchronous eLearning days require students to attend live Zoom sessions with their teachers in order to be counted in attendance. The goal of Synchronous eLearning is to provide students with an experience closer to that of a “normal” school day. Teachers will take into consideration the age and grade level of students as they plan.
So far this school year, Randolph Central has used two of the three allowable Asynchronous eLearning Days. We can have one more. After that time, all remaining eLearning Days will be Synchronous. When we announce eLearning days due to weather, our announcements will tell whether the day is an Asynchronous day or Synchronous day.
Here are the details for easy reference.
Asynchronous eLearning Days
We can have one more of these.
Teachers will post daily assignments on Google Classroom by 9:00 a.m.
Teachers will host 2 OPTIONAL Zoom sessions for students needing help.
Students will be counted in attendance if they attend one of the optional Zooms or if they complete the work assigned by their teachers by 9:00 a.m. the following school day.
Students can be given grades on eLearning assignments. Students are expected to have the work completed by the due dates set by their teachers.
Synchronous eLearning Days
Teachers will use Zoom to provide live instruction to students.
The daily Zoom link and instructions will be posted on Google Classroom by 9:00 a.m.
Students are expected to be on Zoom starting at 9:00 a.m.
Students will attend “live” Zoom sessions from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Students can work on assignments from their teachers and access music and Project Lead the Way lessons in the afternoon.
Teachers will be available via Google Classroom and email to students with questions.
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