PVPSS SUMMER PEP INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING

June 22 - July 17

 

SCHOOL PLAN

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  • Establish routines and expectations to help your child participate in learning. 

  • While we have designed activities to be completed independently, please participate in your child's distance learning as much as possible.

  • Be mindful of your child's wellbeing, speak to him/her regularly about their work, their emotions, and share any relevant concerns with their teacher.  We are here to help.

  • Encourage your child to participate in additional activities designed to promote exercise, creativity, and exploration. 

  • Students should check their teachers' Edlio site(s) daily.  

Classroom ZOOM Room and TEAMS Expectations

  • Show up promptly on the scheduled date/time with the appropriate materials needed for the lesson.

  • Make sure to use your name when entering a ZOOM/TEAMS Session so the teacher can identify and admit you into the classroom.

  • Keep the same background throughout the entire class meeting.

  • If possible, find a quiet place that is free from distractions (i.e. television, pets, siblings).

  • Maintain RESPECT with speaking, writing, and appearance.

  • Stay focused on what is being taught/discussed by the teacher or fellow classmate.

  • Stay on mute. Click the Raise Hand button or raise your hand if you would like to contribute to the discussion or ask a question.

  • Video needs to remain ON to promote focus. Eye contact should be maintained.

  • Refrain from eating, drinking, or chewing gum while in our ZOOM/TEAMS room.

  • Be patient and courteous with the teacher and your classmates.

  • No cell phones while in the ZOOM/TEAMS classroom.

  • If the Chat feature is enabled, use it only to ask questions about the content or to participate in a teacher-led discussion.

  • Remember that this class is still a classroom just a different way of conducting class.

  • Due to privacy issues, Video Sessions may not be recorded or posted and links to classroom meetings should not be shared.

WHAT DISTANCE LEARNING LOOKS  LIKE

PVPSS is committed to providing rich educational experiences focusing on work that is meaningful and enables students to flourish both academically, socially, and emotionally.

The student will

  • ​Receive shared learning materials each week on their teachers’ Edlio home page.

  • ​Receive an overview of assignments and activities at the beginning of each week.

  • Receive live video lessons conducted each day ​

  • Be responsible for completing independent work, based on the lesson of the day, either on or offline.

  • Students will complete independent work, based on the lessons, either on or offline.

  • Participate in weekly check-ins with teachers.

  • Join weekly virtual class meetings.

  • Receive lessons tied to the subject’s content standards.


 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE


READY TO LEARN 

LANGUAGE ARTS

Monday - Thursday

Block 1   8:20-10:20

Block 2  10:30-12:30

Flexible Friday 

Block 1 8:20-10:20

Block 2 10:30-12:30

***Small-Group Instruction/Tutorial


Sample breakdown of class activities


  • Watch a live lesson 

  • Independent Practice

  • Comfort Break (5 minutes)

  • Synchronous learning (5xs/week) held over Zoom/Teams (our video conferencing platform) 

       Examples of Synchronous learning in an online setting may include the following: scheduled quizzes and tests, scheduled chat

       room time for students and the teacher to share ideas, scheduled video conferences, Live-streamed lectures, or demonstrations.

  • Comfort Break (5 minutes)

  • Watch a live/recorded lesson

Flexible Fridays 

  • Small-Group Instruction/Tutorial with Teacher

MATH

Monday - Thursday

Block 1 8:20-10:20

Block 2 10:30-12:30

Flexible Friday 

Block 1 8:20-10:20

Block 2 10:30-12:30

***Small-Group Instruction/Tutorial with Teacher

  • Watch a live lesson

  • Independent practice - Zoom/Teams

  • Comfort Break (5 minutes)

  • Synchronous learning (5xs/week) Held over Zoom/Teams (our video conferencing platform) 

       Examples of Synchronous learning in an online setting may include the following: scheduled quizzes and tests, scheduled chat

       room time for students and the teacher to share ideas, scheduled video conferences, Live-streamed lectures, or demonstrations.

  • Comfort Break (5 minutes)

  • Watch a live/recorded lesson​​​​​​​


Flexible Fridays

  • Small-Group/Tutorial with Teacher (>1x/week)

BRIDGE TO ALGEBRA

Monday - Friday

8:20-12:20

***Language Arts and Flexible Friday's are not offered in this four-hour block schedule.

 

FLEXIBLE FRIDAYS

Small-Group Tutorials

Flexible Fridays are days for small group tutorials scheduled by your child's teacher to target skills that students demonstrate a need for extra practice or instruction. Sometimes the tutorial may require reteaching a lesson with a new approach. These small group lessons are an excellent opportunity for students to receive individualized attention that they may not otherwise receive in a large group setting. 

Students who appear to demonstrate an overall understanding of the skills assessed will receive Math or Language Arts enrichment on scheduled Flexible Fridays. Students are challenged to push their Math and or Language Arts skills, even further, allowing teachers to meet students' needs by addressing areas of skills that are ready for advancement. 

Flexible Fridays are optional for our intermediate school students but come highly recommended. Your child's teacher will go over the schedule with your son/daughter before their Friday session.  

 
 

WHAT ARE SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING EXPERIENCES?

Synchronous learning is a term used to describe forms of education, instruction, and learning that occur at the same time, but not in the same place. During the PVPSS Intermediate School summer session, this might look like classroom meetings held over Zoom/Teams video conferencing platforms, online chat, high interaction with teachers and other learners, and feedback is immediate. Rather than learning on their own, students who participate in synchronous learning courses can interact with other students and their teachers during the lesson, and learners’ questions can be answered instantly.   

Asynchronous learning is a term used to describe forms of education, instruction, and learning that do not occur in the sample place or at the same time. The term is most commonly applied to various forms of online learning in which students learn from instruction. Examples are prerecorded video lessons or game-based learning tasks that students complete on their own - that is not being delivered in person or in real-time. Asynchronous learning offers flexibility as learners go at their own pace. During the PVPSS Intermediate School summer session, this might look like screencasts, online forums and discussion boards, podcasts, and or a checklist of assignments for each class session. ​​

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT MY CHILD SHOULD BE DOING?

Prior to the start of each week, teachers will send a weekly email to students and families with a plan for the week ahead.

WHAT ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS WILL STUDENTS BE USING?

Teachers will use Edlio as the "hub" for their class assignments. Many teachers have already been using Edlio. Many students will already be familiar with this platform.

All PVPSS schools will use Zoom/Teams as our platform for video conferencing. Teachers will use a variety of additional online learning tools that work best for each subject area and grade level.

IS ZOOM SAFE FOR MY CHILD?

PVPSS understands this concern and has taken precautions as an organization to make this a safe as possible for students.  We have aligned our organization-wide settings to match Zoom's recommendations for educators.

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