Education is taking a 21st century leap forward!
Distance Learning is simply where a teacher and a student are not in the same physical space. Online learning has been popular in colleges and community colleges for years and now with the COVID-19 virus, it has come to our middle and elementary schools.
If you are a student or parent and do not have access to the Internet at home or on your phone, please contact your school and let them know. Teachers are creating lessons for your child that you can use to keep up that are "hard" copies or on paper so your child will still get the necessary learning. The lessons should be designed with the student in mind, not for the parent to teach. The object is for students to work self-directed and pursue their own learning. "Ha" you say, "my child is not self-directed!" and that is the hardest part of online learning - having students take the time to work on their own. Self-direction is one of our Profiles of a Graduate Skills in our school district. I've linked some strategies that may be helpful. Here are some tips to help you get started: