We are doing the hybrid process at the high school (grades 8-12), while still doing in-person everyday school for elementary and middle schools.
The students are split into 2 groups and alternate days of in class instruction and home work days. So far we have avoided much impact from Covid, but cases are on the rise in our county, so who knows how much longer we will be able to avoid full-time cyber.
We opened in September, full-time, Monday-Friday, 8- 3 for all who wanted to have in-person learning.
We also allow those who wanted a hybrid model and allow students to attend only on certain days and do virtual on the other days. In addition to the who is in school and who is at home learning, we serve breakfast and lunch to our district's Pre-K through 8th graders.
Most students have chosen the virtual learning option. I miss the social interaction with my peers the most.
Does anyone in this community also work in a correctional system? How are you doing during with the Virtual transition? What are your challenges?
As a school librarian, I do not have all the work and responsibility of the classroom teachers, especially teaching the students all day in a virtual setting where there can be so many distractions for all of the babies. I think both the classroom teachers are doing an excellent job given the circumstances. <br><br>We are using Schoology as our learning management system and will continue to use it once we are back face-to-face. Because I work in two elementary schools. IT administrators are still working out how to give me and all the other school librarians in the district, permissions for both my schools. Schoology is where we are putting all our resources for each of the grades and where classroom teachers are putting all their resources for their classes, including links to their virtual classroom meeting sessions. All communication to students and parents is supposed to go through Schoology, but because not all parents are using it, many staff in the district are still using ClassDojo to communicate.<br><br>For the most part, I go into each class's virtual classroom for "library" visits doing read alouds, digital literacy skills, and helping students in grades 2-5 to access e-books from a variety of different resources. I am also working with classroom teachers to help students do research for projects they are working on.
Anyone have some smashing ideas??
We have a small percentage of students that have chosen virtual, but I am teaching in-person all week. The challenge is when we lose students to health and safety measures due to COVID, so we have to be ready for virtual teaching when a pod is out to quarantine.