Remote Learning in a Hybrid Model
WTPS Elementary Level
What do remote days look like for hybrid and remote learners?
What does the day look like during remote learning days?
Remote Learning Days
*Please note, families do have flexibility on what time to begin the day and/or complete the learning activities. The only required times will be any synchronous (live) meetings/sessions that will be set up with your child. However, if you can follow the typical school day, it will allow for feedback to be timely.
** This Wednesday, September 23, school is closed for all students for teacher in-service. Special area lessons should be completed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Friday.
Why does my child see recorded videos from other teachers?
All of our teachers are "Virtual Teachers"!
As our teachers design lessons for students, our goal is to provide strong standards-based learning activities for all learners. With that goal in mind, we've required our teachers to work collaboratively in professional learning communities (PLCs) across the district to share resources and develop lessons that could be used and modified for each classroom. Therefore, your child may see other district "virtual teachers" explaining a lesson or activity in a video recording. In other words, we have asked our teachers to divide the digital creation workload, so they may adequately address all student progress while focusing on both hybrid and remote students.
In addition, several of our publishers have created fabulous digital lessons that align with our pacing and curriculum. Your child may see this content in Fundations lessons (Fun Hub), Wit and Wisdom Lessons (In Sync), and even some math supplemental supports. It is important to note that your child's teacher(s) will be assigning these lessons and reviewing all student work submitted. This information will be used to address individual and whole class needs.
What is going to happen to the "Daily Synchronous Meetings" during the hybrid model?
Daily Synchronous (Live) Meetings
We also have some teachers exploring the best way to connect our hybrid learners and remote learners daily, not just on Wednesdays. Although this is challenging, our hope is that there will be an easy solution for in-person and remote learners to connect. If your child is in a class exploring a live experience with all learners, we thank you in advance for your patience as we anticipate some technical challenges. Once we obtain this feedback, your child's teacher will communicate how and when this daily connection will take place.