The La Cañada Unified School District is hosting virtual learning options for 2020-2021 School Year. Digital or virtual learning is a learning environment that is improved both outside and within the educational organization’s facility by using computers and/or the internet. The teaching most often takes place in an online environment. The teaching exercises are carried out remotely, physically dividing the teacher and the learners. Distance learning through electronic research material optimized for self-paced (asynchronous) or live web-conferencing (synchronous) online instruction and tutoring in a simulated learning setting which is all offered by the La Canada schools.
What It’s Like to Study Online With LCUSD
Here are the requirements for the La Cañada Flintridge virtual learning program. First, teachers have to convey their weekly plans (learning goals, some activities, and data) to their students by 8:00 a.m. Every Monday through a forum accepted by the district that is shared with parents and which will remain consistent through either email, Google Classroom, or Seesaw. Both Virtual Academy/Distance Learning instructors will have synchronous everyday live teaching that will be accessed in the classrooms at the period students will be attending if they were in classes, either an AM or PM Daily Schedule.
The contractual deadline of the member bargaining unit shall be 8:00 a.m. up to 15:32 p.m.
Teachers and Their Routines In Virtual Learning
Teachers will provide 155 minutes of daily live guidance and participation per class with a minimum of one thirty-minute session daily for each subject area, Language Arts, Math, Social Science/Science. TK-6 teachers are not expected to teach more than 310 minutes of instruction a day, including instruction for entire classes and small groups. The added 5 minutes of teaching time compares to the 15 hours of monitoring needed by the collective bargaining agreement. In order to provide extra student assistance, teachers can convey the mechanisms by which they will be contacted during their day.
In order to organize the regular distribution of teaching, asynchronous enrichment and PE teachers will collaborate with classroom colleagues and they will take part and track student engagement regularly. Teachers will contact the parents after 2 days of non-participation to re-engage the pupil in his or her learning. Administrators will assist school teachers in making these interactions after the initial contact.
Online Classroom Materials
To post assignments and track student participation, use Google’s classroom or district-approved portal. The missed task warning will be turned on in the Google classroom.
Lesson tools will be made available via Google classroom or Classlink and will be provided with sources of proof of success in learning and provide input on tasks that cover critical expectations and have an effect on student achievement in class. Using various knowledge presentation approaches to fulfill the needs of different groups of learners.
The Advantages of Virtual Learning
Virtual learning has many benefits and will help you sharpen your talents and progress throughout your career. Courses offered online give students the ability to study on their own schedule, rather than a compulsory class period. Online classes cost less than conventional on-campus courses, which makes them more affordable. In their classes, interactive courses offer students more choice. Courses are taught to students at the same time in a face-to-face atmosphere to choose between courses they prefer. Finally, immersive learning offers students access to peers all around the world, creating resources for networking that you can not get with an on-campus curriculum.
To support the home school link, respond to all emails and phone calls from students and parents by the end of the next working day. Adhere to current homework programs to promote the progression of student learning. Contact Us at 818.952.8304 for more information on virtual learning with LCUSD!