What is Remote Learning?
Here are different kinds of remote learning:
- Synchronous Learning (Real-time Remote Learning) - Online learning in which teachers and students participate at the same time, but not in the same physical place. Synchronous learning is delivered through a virtual meeting platform.
- Asynchronous Learning (Any-time Remote Learning) - Online learning in which students learn at different times and locations. Asynchronous learning is often supported by posted media materials.
- Independent Practice - Activities that support student learning. Independent practice may include reading assignments, general practice.
Where does Remote Learning happen?
Weld RE-1 is a Google District. This means that we use the Google suite of applications to support student learning. Google provides this suite of applications for free to educational organizations. Students can then learn how to communicate and collaborate together with their classmates and teachers on projects and documents. The District provides each student with a Google account that allows the student to access his/her school projects, documents, email, and online classroom from anywhere they have the internet!
The Google Classroom is where Remote Learning starts.
The teacher sets up the digital Classroom. This is where the teacher posts lessons, support materials, practice tasks, and homework assignments. The teachers use a variety of materials often including videos, weblinked resources, and PDF documents. Students are able to safely interact with their teacher and classmates, access classroom textbooks and materials, and turn in their assignments all in one place.
Another important tool used for remote learning is Infinite Campus (IC)
. Infinite Campus is the tool used to store student and parent information that populates the Student Portal and the Parent Portal. The Portals are for students and parents to review schedules, assignments, and grades, get important updates, and maintain contact information (including how you WANT to be contacted - tired of too many phone calls? You can adjust your settings to receive emails, texts, and calls based on your preference).
Student attendance is a critical part of learning!
In order to support every child's learning, the students must be present either in class or remotely accessing learning materials. As part of being a support to your child who is learning remotely, we need you to oversee attendance. Please make "checking-in" part of your daily at-home school routine. Your child can log into the Student Portal following these easy directions and mark him/herself as Here! If your child needs assistance with checking in, you can log into YOUR Parent Portal and complete Check-In.
- K-5 students must complete Check-In between 6am-6pm daily. If not checked in by 6pm, the child will be reported as absent.
- 6-12 students must complete Check-In between 7:30am-3:30pm daily. If not checked in by 3:30pm, the child will be reported as absent.
If your at-home remote learner will be unable to participate in learning on any given day, please call the school and report your child's absence just like you normally would.
Technology is a significant part of successful remote learning.
The District provides every student with the use of a Chromebook in compliance with all federal and state privacy regulation. In order to maintain the highest levels of safety and security, the District requires at-home remote learners access learning resources via the District-provided device. However, parents who feel better apt to support remote learning from a home device are welcome to request this provision and return the district-provided device. Please be advised of cautions and limitations when using an at-home device: Using Your Own Computer Cautions