SCS considering eLearning Days

By: 
Monika Spaulding, Digital Editor

A story was recently published in The Salem Leader concerning eLearning Days at East Washington and West Washington Schools. If you are a parent of a Salem student and wondering why that corporation has not started with this program yet, than you won’t want to miss this upcoming event.

eLearning at Salem Schools will be the topic of conversation at the first SCS Community Dinner. The free event will be held Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in the Salem High School cafeteria. There will be a spaghetti dinner and a discussion about the eLearning Days that the corporation would like to implement at Salem. 

Parents are invited to bring any questions they may have regarding the eLearning Day option. 

“We must apply for permission to use this type of day from the Indiana Department of Education,” said Superintendent Dr. Lynn Reed, adding that there are a list of requirements that must be met before a school can be granted this option.

Those areas are: 

Internet Access - Our school corporation can demonstrate access to digital learning for students and teachers away from our buildings.

Instructor Access - Teachers will be directly reachable from students and parents to facilitate and support instruction.

Platform Experience - All of our teachers and students have access to, and experience using, online platforms and digital resources for learning.

Learning Targets - All of our students will be informed of their learning targets for the day by 9:00 a.m.

Work Continuity - Student work will cover content that would have been addressed if school were in session in a traditional setting.

Accommodation Support - All students who have accommodations for instruction will be provided with or have access to those accommodations.

Offline Support - For students with disabilities who do not use an online platform for learning or for whom an online platform is not appropriate, teachers will provide parents/caregivers with appropriate educational materials and learning activities for student use.

Individual Needs - For limited English proficient students, teachers will provide parents/caregivers appropriate educational materials and learning activities for student use per the Individual Learning Plan.

Work Measurement - Students will demonstrate time on task and/or equivalent learning growth for the time.

The Indiana Department Of Education eLearning Day Program can be used on a day of inclement weather, on a make-up day for inclement weather, or on a planned day for a myriad of valid opportunities, ie: professional learning for teachers, parent meetings, etc. School corporations must still meet the IDOE criteria, fill out an online application, and receive approval from the IDOE Office of eLearning in order to utilize eLearning Days. 

The event will also be an opportunity for parents and the community to see the proposed facility improvements being considered by the board.

If you and your family plan to attend, please RSVP at the link provided or call 812-883-4437 so the school can plan accordingly. RSVP: https://goo.gl/Nm1X9m

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