Middle School Remote Learning Plan

Common Terms

  • Synchronous Learning 

    Definition

    Synchronous learning is remote learning where everyone from a given group is online at the same time using tools such as Google Meet, and/or Canvas Conferences. 

    What does this look like? 

    • Checking in with students regarding their social emotional wellness, building community, and establishing personal connections.
    • Delivering direct instruction on content and engaging students in discussions to ensure understanding of information.
    • Previewing or explaining assignments or expectations of learning tasks.
    • Answering student questions about one of the recorded lessons.
    • Conducting small group instruction.
    • Modeling or sharing examples of final products. 

    Asynchronous Learning 

    Definition

    Asynchronous learning is remote learning where students access pre-recorded lessons or independent learning tasks at any time during the day.

    What does this look like?

    • Viewing recorded instructional videos of lessons in a content area.
    • Listening to read alouds and answering questions.
    • Engaging in online discussion by reading and posting responses (i.e. via Canvas, Padlet, Flipgrid)
    • Reading posted literary selections and responding.
    • Responding to and collecting student work.
    • Recordings of performances submitted by students.
    • Completing independent learning tasks and assignments.

Middle School Scheduling

  • Daily Block Schedule for Grades 6-8

    All Subjects

    Minutes

    All Subjects

    Whole group and/or small group


    Independent learning, practice and application


    40 minutes (minimum synchronous)


    50 minutes (maximum asynchronous)


    A/B Block Schedule 

    During digital learning, teacher-student activities and interactions will be both synchronous and asynchronous

    All Classes will include 40 minutes of synchronous instruction. Student attendance will be kept daily and per period.  

    A Day

     

    B Day

    Period

    Time

     

    Period

    Time

    1

    8:30 - 10:00

     

    5/6

    8:30 - 10:00

    2

    10:15 -11:45

     

    7

    10:15 -11:45

    3

    12:15 - 1:45

     

    8

    12:15 - 1:45

    4/5

    2:00 - 3:30

     

    9

    2:00 - 3:30