Role of the Teacher
Remote Instruction will encompass three overarching responsibilities: Virtual Interaction, Purposeful Student Communication, and Active Progress Monitoring.
- Virtual Interaction: This component allows the opportunity for the instructor to interact, virtually, with their students in a live setting through Microsoft Office365/TEAMs and/or Zoom Video Conferencing. Be sure to check your surroundings and your appearance prior to engaging in video conferencing. This includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
- Live Open Office Hours – Provides students the opportunity for students to “drop in” for support. Principal will provide guidance regarding specific hours.
- Pre-Designed Instructional Lessons – A pre-determined lesson where the instructor provides content delivery on a specified topic or concept.
- Collaborative Projects – Students and their instructor work together on a collaborative project in a virtual setting.
- Purposeful Student Communication: This component allows for the instructor to engage students in meaningful dialogue and increase course/subject participation through active and purposeful communication within the course/subject area. This includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
- Email, Chat, and Messaging (Do not use personal social media accounts)
- BLACKBOARD, TEAMS, REMIND, CLASS TAG, DOJO, or any other means of communication that teachers are currently using for their class
- Phone Calls as needed or requested, teachers can use Google Voice (SEE THE HOW TO CONNECT TO REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES SUPPORT)
- Active Progress Monitoring: This component will require the greatest amount of a virtual instructor’s bandwidth and time. In the absence of traditional seat time, ensuring students are successfully completing their weekly assignments is critical to student forward momentum and academic success. Teachers will need to refer to their content area progress monitoring measures and reporting features to ensure that each student is actively making progress on their assigned weekly tasks. We want to support children/families as soon as possible to prevent and potential roadblocks.
- Post assignments for the week
- Maintain a daily presence with students
- Provide frequent feedback to students
- Keep families apprised of progress
NOTE: TEACHERS MAY NEED TO PROVIDE PAPER PACKETS OF WORK FOR CHILDREN WHO CANNOT ACCESS ONLINE. TEACHERS MAY HAVE TO ADAPT ANY STREAMING VIDEO FOR FAMILIES WHOSE INTERNET DOES NOT HAVE ADEQUATE SPEED.