Distance learning has been quite an experience for teachers (and parents) out there! While everyone’s plan looks different, I wanted to share how I’m managing eLearning and what resources I’m using.
Instructional Remote Learning (IRL) Plan
Here’s a look at the plan my (amazing) partner teacher and I came up with. We work well together– we like routine and predictability in our planning. Every Tuesday has phonics, every Wednesday has vocabulary… having a structure to our week is how we function in normal teaching life, and it’s definitely helping us during distance learning. The routine is important to us, and we feel like it helps our students, too. They know every single day they start on Seesaw. They know every single day there’s a video explaining what to do. They know there will be reading, math, and “other” every single day.
Based on our district’s remote learning plan, Mondays & Fridays are intended for teacher prep, office hours, and small group time. On these days we send optional independent practice for our students. This goes out to them on Seesaw, and looks a little something like this
Tuesday-Thursday are our instructional days. Our guidance is to have 90 minutes of instruction on these days. What we send out to kids on Seesaw looks like this
And because all of this can be overwhelming for parents, we sent out a “Plan at a Glance” that they had the option to print off to keep track of the expectations.