PDE defines Continuity of Education as an overarching term for any educational practices that occur in the event of a prolonged school closure. It is important that students have the opportunity to develop and maintain skills while away from the customary school environment. This can be achieved through Planned Instruction, Enrichment and Review, or a combination thereof.
- Planned Instruction: Planned Instruction is formal teaching and learning similar to that which occurs in a classroom setting. Within this process, teachers use planned courses of instruction of new concepts/skills aligned to grade level standards.
- Enrichment and Review: Enrichment and Review consists of informal activities that reinforce or extend students’ prior learning. New standards and skills are not addressed through Enrichment and Review.
Northeastern School District will utilize a blended model of planned instruction and enrichment and review for the duration of the plan implementation. We recognize that secondary students will participate in much more planned instruction and elementary students will be far more engaged in activities of enrichment and review.
Special Considerations for students with IEPs, English Learners, students with 504 plans, and students with GIEPs: The Northeastern School District will make every effort to provide needed accommodations and specially designed instruction for all students to access instruction. If, at any time, a student or family needs additional support, either the student or family should contact the educator, the learning support teacher or case manager, the building principal, or our director of special education, Mrs. Radanovic.
Instructional content will be a mix of Planned instrucation and enrichement & review. It will also consist of Synchronuous and Asynchronous work.
1. Asynchronous work - The majority of the lessons will be Asynchronous, meaning the student will have work to complete independtly online or offline, at anytime that is convienient for the student and their family. Students can expect to spend the following amount of time on Asynchronous work:
ELA - 45 Minutes Per Day
Math - 30 Minutes Per Day
Science OR Social Studies - No more than 30 minutes per day
SPecials (Art, Music, PE) - 15 minutes per week per subject
2. Synchronous work - The teacher will also schedule Synchronous instruction or review, meaning it will happen live. We will utilize Google meet for this aspect of the instruction. To access meeting invitiations, students should be logged into their nebobcats account and go to https://meet.google.com/_meet. Students without internet can still participate via phone with the phone number and pin that the teacher provides.
All of our teachers will be using Google Classroom as our Learning Managment System (LMS) for Distance learning. Direct links can be found on each teacher's webpage.
Don't forget about Music, Art, and PE. Students should be visiting Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Cook, and Mr. Donnelly Teacher classroom or webpage each week for assignements.
Students will see all of their teacher's google classrooms (In which they are enrolled) in one place by going to https://classroom.google.com/h as long as they are logged into their nebobcats account.
Assessment and Grading
The purpose of assessment is for students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do, resulting in adjustments to instruction to meet individual student needs. During the implementation of this plan, we will emphasize grace over grades and engagement as our priority. Our mindset will be providing feedback and guidance to students and families over providing grades.