BJE Online Learning Newsletter

Monday, April 13, 2020

PURPOSE

This is a one-stop newsletter for all important information as it pertains to our new online learning environment. It is the responsibility of the recipients to read through the newsletter and its attachments thoroughly in its entirety.

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

Virtual Faculty Meeting this Thursday @ 4pm.

Click on the link below to join the Zoom!


April 16th Virtual Faculty Meeting

AUDIENCE: SPED TEACHERS, READING SPECIALIST, CCC

TOPIC: Revised 1:1 Video Conferencing Guidance

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: Please see the attached document regarding revised guidance for 1:1 Video Conferencing

LINKS:

DOCUMENTS: Revised Video Conferencing Guidance

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: TEAMS Support Information

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: The Information Technology Department has put together a site to assist teachers with the implementation of the TEAMs platform. Please use the link to access information and job aids for Microsoft TEAMs information and support.

LINKS: Microsoft TEAM Support Page

DOCUMENTS: N/A

AUDIENCE: PRE-K TEACHERS

TOPIC: PreK Student Progress Monitoring T4

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: The Early Childhood team adapted the students monitoring spreadsheet for PreK. The document is aligned with the April-May PreK Online Guides posted in Schoology. We also put together a list of suggested tools to collect student progress evidence. Documents will be posted in Schoology on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Early Childhood Coordinators will continue offering virtual office hours from 9:30-11:00 am and 1:00-2:00 pm.

LINKS:

DOCUMENTS: Content Progress Monitoring Tool T4 Prekindergarten, and Collection Tools for PreK Teachers

AUDIENCE: ABC & SAILS TEACHERS

TOPIC: Guidance fo use of Unique Learning Platform

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: Please see the attached document regarding the use of the Unique Learning Platform for students on an Alternative Curriculum, receiving Special Education Services.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: Unique Learning

AUDIENCE: ALL SPED TEACHERS & CCC

TOPIC: Online Learning Documentation Tool for SpED Services

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: Please see attached description, as well as Excel tracking tool, and Job Aid

LINKS:

DOCUMENTS: (1) Online Documentation Requirments for Accommodations and modifications Towards IEP, (2) Online Learning Data Job Aid, and (3) Online Learning Documentation Tool.

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: T-TESS Updates

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: Due to Covid-19, FBISD filed for a waiver on TTESS.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: T-TESS Waiver Impact, Eduphoria Job Aide

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: Grading for T3 & T4

END DATE: 4/17/2020

DESCRIPTION: Revised grading expectations for T4, and expectation/plans for students with failing grades from T3, which ended March 6th.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: Grading T3_T4 2020

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: Term 3 Grading Verification

DUE DATE: 4/20/2020

END DATE: 4/20/2020

DESCRIPTION: (From Dr. Mensa) For the past few weeks we have been working in the Design Team to develop a clear plan for how we will approach grading for the 3rd and 4th Term in the online learning environment. It was extremely important to consider all options for finalizing Term 3 as those decisions have an impact on the plans for Term 4 grading. We shared plans for Term 3 and 4 with the Board and will continue to inform you in detail during a Townhall meeting. Currently, we are prepared to share the timeline for Term 3 verification which many of you have started already. Please review the timeline.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: T3 Verification Timeline

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: BJE Online Learning Master Schedule

END DATE: 4/14/2020

DESCRIPTION: Revised master schedule for online learning that reflects grade level conference times, lesson planning, conference period, and student monitoring.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: Jordan ES Online Master Schedule

AUDIENCE: ALL TEACHERS

TOPIC: Virtual PLC Schedule

END DATE: 4/14/2020

DESCRIPTION: Revised grade level virtual PLC schedules.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: BJE Virtual PLC Meetings

AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS & ADA

TOPIC: Enrollment & Attendance Updates

END DATE: 4/14/2020

DESCRIPTION: Updates provided from Dr. Guillory regarding student attendance. Teachers do not record online engagement attendance in Skyward. Spring 2020 PreK enrollment has been postponed due to the need to assess students. 2020-2021 New Student Enrollment continues for students in grades 1st-12th. There are no dates as of yet for Kindergarten 2020-2021 enrollment.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: N/A

AUDIENCE: CCC, ESL SPECIALISTS, & CLASSROOM TEACHERS

TOPIC: TELPAS 2020 TEA Updates

END DATE: 4/14/2020

DESCRIPTION: FBISD will not complete 2020 TELPAS assessments. FBISD will administer LAS (Links Assessment to English) for students who are potential candidates for reclassification. FBISD will complete 2020 TELPAS Alt only for those ELs who the ARD & LPAC determined reclassification.

LINKS: N/A

DOCUMENTS: TELPAS Testing Plan

ACTION ITEMS

  1. In your grade level PLCs, develop plans for grade repair for identified students.

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