Remote Learning 2.0
Given the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that we must always be prepared to change instructional models and alter our health and safety protocols. With this in mind, we have created a Remote Learning 2.0 model should any of the following occur:
- Revert to a Phase 1, 2, or 3 under the Restore Illinois Plan in West Suburban Region 8.
- Experience a change in the health conditions at the community, county or state level.
- Receive a directive from the county or the state.
Below are some of the main features of the Remote Learning 2.0 model.
- Per ISBE guidance, every class meeting will have daily teacher contact (Zoom or Google Meets).
- Classes will meet remotely three days per week.
- Classes will be 75 minutes long two days per week and 25 minutes long one day per week. We established these class lengths based on the following factors:
- Feedback from the surveys we administered to stakeholders in the spring that indicated a desire for more instructional time.
- The need to provide additional time for transitions in remote environments.
- The benefits associated with providing access to deliberate, focused instructional blocks of time.
Below is the schedule this model will follow.
- On Monday and Thursday, periods 1 through 3 will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., with early bird taking place from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- On Tuesday and Friday, periods 4/5/6, 6/7/8, 9 and 10 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- On Wednesday, classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:25 a.m., with early bird taking place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. The afternoon will be focused on opportunities for teacher collaboration, as well as intervention and remediation activities.