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Extended Learning v. Flexible Learning
Extended Learning Program
Monroe (Room 200) - West Virginia State University
Sutton (Room 300) - Southern University
Schieffelin (Room 202) - South Carolina State University
Cooper (Room 308) - Claflin University
The teacher to student ratio for these classes can be up to 1:20. These classes are required to receive instruction in reading AND math for at least 45 minutes a piece for EACH session. I know that when the offer was first extended to each for the program, it was mentioned that you can teach one of the subjects and which classrooms with a partner teacher. That option is still available if you all would like to try it out. Here is how it would work:
- Sutton and Monroe would be partners and Schieffelin and Cooper would be partners. One teacher would have to teach reading, and the other would have to teach math. The schedule would be very tight, since we are now dismissing at 4:30, their is no transition time built into the schedule anymore. If you all would like, we could try this pairing up on Thursday of this week, but you would have to agree in advance so that you have time to plan for it. Please take the quick survey below to vote on which teaching model you prefer.
Your ELP timesheets will be due weekly to Mrs. Wilson. I will be meeting with her this Tuesday to find out how to get us caught up on the days already worked, and will put the timesheets/instructions in your mailboxes to sign. Pleas e attach a copy of your lesson plans to your timesheets for record-keeping purposes.
Flexible Learning Program
Jackson (Room 203): Jackson State University
Capers (Room 307): Clark Atlanta University
Darden (Room 204): Dillard University
Holt (Room 301): Howard University
Mitchem (Room 201): Morgan State University
The teacher to student ratio for these classes can be up to 1:10. The students registered in these classes are those who were identified by the state as Tier I students (Urgent Intervention). These classes are required to receive instruction in math, but it is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for you to incorporate some reading instruction into your lessons as well, since most of these Tier I students are extremely below level in reading as well.
Your timesheets will be submitted every two weeks directly to the Title I Department, who will review them and then submit them to payroll. The deadline for your timesheets is on the LTN University calendar. Please attach a copy of your lesson plans to your timesheets for record-keeping purposes.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
School Dismissal / LTN University Arrival
Please make sure you are in the cafeteria by no later than 2:45 to be able to quickly take role, give the roster of checked names to the cashier, and allow your students to go through the line. I know that it is a quick turn-around from dismissing your homeroom students, which is why you should discuss with your team the best way they can help to relieve of your students/duties by at least 2:30 to give you time to prepare for LTN Univ.
LTN University Dismissal
A transportation list is posted on the One Drive group for LTN University, and is updated almost daily with changes. We will begin dismissal for LTN University at 4:30:
- The car riders and walkers will be dismissed first. They will line up in the hallway at the corner of room 200, and walk down the Pre-K/Kindergarten Hallway towards the front lobby. The teachers that will walk these students are: Sutton, Monroe, Mitchem, Holt, and Schieffelin.
- The students who ride Bus 155 and Bus 4040 will be dismissed second. (The buses are not scheduled to arrive until 4:45.) They will line up in the hallway at the corner of room 309 (towards the gym), and walk down to wait for the buses in the gymnasium. A teacher will watch for the buses out the side door of the gym, and walk the students to the bus loop. The teachers that will walk these students are: Whitaker, Cooper, Capers, Darden, and Jackson.
Please stay in the dismissal areas until at least 4:45 to help make sure our students get home safely.
I will be reviewing our attendance for the past two weeks, and calling the parents of the students who registered but are no shows. If they do not show up this week, there spots will be filled with students who are on the waiting lists.
Though it may be cumbersome, it is a requirement for us to take attendance THREE ways:
- Check off names on the class roster on the cafeteria table and hand it to the cashier to have a count for snack.
- Upon arrival in the classroom and as students eat their snack, circulate the student sign-in sheet where they must write their full names, write the time in/out, and initial in both boxes.
- Before you leave each day, take attendance electronically in eSchools.
I have created a Technology Schedule and uploaded it into the One Drive group to help with your planning. It is a tentative schedule that will hopefully become permanent if it flows smoothly for everyone. I worked it out so that each class will have the opportunity to incorporate technology into one 45 minute segment of each meeting day. Please review the schedule and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.