CVSU Webpage Expectations and Information for teachers 2020-21
Below is a list of resources to help you plan for on-line learning during the state-wide school dismissal.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you need help or support.
Google Tools - a collection of resources for you to use
Link to Video on Distance Learning with Google (embedded below)
Distance Learning Jump Start Guide - created by local educator Erica Zimmer
Learning at Home - Resources for Teachers - This is a crowd-sourced document curated by Vermont School Library Association (VSLA) educators
VT-NEA Document for Teachers - very extensive list organized by grade clusters
Actively Learn It is very straightforward and the entire platform is free right now for teachers to create class accounts and monitor student work. You can choose from a huge catalogue of material in your content area, access online text versions of books/stories, etc. with built in read and respond questions and interactive reading supports (side-bar notes and extra videos, as well as the option for kids to have things read to them, highlight and take notes, discuss with their peers). As well, you can make your own work for students by linking any online article or video, adding directions, and choosing where to have kids stop and answer questions. The program will freeze a video or article for kids to answer a formative multiple choice, check-box, or short response discussion question, and will give them immediate feedback to clarify or correct misunderstandings before they move on. It's very simple to set-up and use and I've found kids do very well with it (I've used it in a range of classes from ARC to Civics, and Creative Writing to US History). The materials are current and accessible, offer lexile/grade level ranges, and are organized in a way that is fairly engaging. I've found the chunking of material is helpful for students and as long as I don't assign super long sections (you can assign articles, chapters, page ranges, etc) the kids are very motivated to complete the work. And, because of the current issues educators are facing, Actively Learn is making all their materials free/accessible (usually some require paid access to use).
VTVLC - Recommended Daily Contact Procedures They use Canvas, not Google Classroom as their LMS and are recomending using Zoom.
Tech & Learning: Free Online Learning Resources For Schools Affected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 - this is a huge list (A-Z)