Preparing for Digital Learning Days

Get Ready. Get Set....

Preparation

As we move into the time period for potential school closings due to inclement weather, we should be prepared that a 3rd or subsequent day of school closure will be declared a Digital Learning Day, with school and learning continuing that day through our digital resources.

Staff Expectations

Certified Staff

Make yourselves available for student support during school hours (via phone, discussion boards, email, etc). This applies to any staff members that would be posting assignments for the students to work on. This does not mean sitting in front of your computer for 8 hours...just check periodically for any questions. You will need a total of 4 hours dedicated to school related work. It could be working in eClass, Lesson Planning, or OnDemand learning opportunities.


  • Clearly Post the times you will be available to help students on your Activity Feed. You may also want to send a class email or Remind.
  • Create an Activity Feed post where students can post questions for you, or other students, to answer.



Any certified or classified staff that would not post assignments would need to complete the required PD&E course- More info to come on this...

This would include: special areas, parapros, front office staff, custodial staff, cafeteria staff. If you are unsure, please contact Lisa Rhodes for clarification.

Guidelines to Follow:

1. Post lessons on your course page by 9:00 am on the day of. If you are unable to post your assignments please notify Kathleen (678-548-7630), and she will post them for you.


2. Please create ONE module labeled Digital Learning Days. Then, create a sub-module for EACH Digital Learning Day we have. Be sure to include the date in the name so students know exactly which sub-module they should use.


3. Please link your one DLD module to the icon in the Class Information widget. You can do this by:


  • Naviagting to the main DLD module, and copying the URL.
  • Then, navigate back to your course home page, scroll down to the widget title, and click the small down arrow next to it.
  • Click Edit this widget, Click the Conent tab.
  • Click on the DLD icon and then click on the insert link icon. Paste the URL into the box.
  • Save


4. A lesson should be provided for each subject area taught (Gen Ed would be Rdg, Wtg, Math, SS or Sci (depending on what you are teaching). Activities should take approximately one-half of a class period to complete. So, if you have 60 minutes for math, the assignment should take no more than 30 minutes for students to complete.


5. Post the Special Areas Choice Board in each sub module.


6. Activities should be aligned with the content on the calendar for that day/week.


  • Grades K-2 may pre-create lessons based on AKS that needs reviewing, or on current AKS
  • Grades 3-5 should post lessons based on current AKS
  • Some households will have multiple students trying to use the same computer. Simple, combined/multi-subject lessons would be helpful. A science video with a writing piece can count for science and writing activities.
  • Consider having some work done on paper/ offline.
  • Do not require printing for any of the work
  • Use my eClass student portal resources as supporting activities and materials.

(e-textbooks, Classworks, Leveled Readers, Online Research Library, Moby Max) Please include a variety of activities and stay away from assigning a Moby Max lesson for each subject.


7. You should take a grade for some or all of the Digital Learning Day activities. Please be consistent with your grade level on the amount of activities you are grading for the Digital Learning Day.


8. Should a student not have access to the activities, please allow them time at school to complete your assigned work, or send paper versions home. All work is due one week from the date of the Digital Learning Day.

Suggestions for Special Education Classes:

Direct link to the course page (must be logged into Portal)


Lesson Suggestions

https://instruction.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/d2l/le/content/841227/viewContent/8525220/View


Uploading Unique Curriculum to eClass

https://instruction.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/d2l/le/content/841227/viewContent/8334491/View

Please feel free to contact Kathleen at any point during a Digital Learning Day!