Introducing Distance Learning 2.0
We heard you - distance learning will look much different than it did this spring.
We've used your feedback to change the way we'll teach and students will learn.
- Both virtual, face-to-face engagement and independent learning time
- Additional time for personal check-ins with students on "C" days
- Organized, pr oactive mental health support
- Little or no virtual, face-to-face engagement
- Personal check-ins with students and families once or twice
- Reactive responses of support for mental health
- New tools and resources designed for online learning
- Live learning opportunities along with recorded and "flipped" lessons and videos
- Options for small group and whole class virtual learning
- Regular feedback provided from teachers to students 1 00% standards-based instruction
- Made due with current tools and resources
- Posted learning project and assignments Individual learning
- Feedback wasn't regular 60% standards-based instruction
- Consistent learning expectations between grade levels, departments and buildings
- Specific on line tools and platforms, and support and training for teachers
- Common planning time for teachers to collaborate and align schedules
- No common planning time for teachers to create consistent expectations
- Lack of professional development time for staff to learn on line tools and platforms
- Limited collaboration between buildings and district
- One landing spot for consistent communication for families
- Organized and consistent posting of assignments and messages for both students and parents
- How-to tutorials for students and parents on all online learning tools
- Inconsistent places for families to find information between buildings and district
- Teachers independently posted assignments
- Information on Seesaw and Schoology only
Current On the Dial Learning Model
Daily attendance is expected for all students. In person attendance will be taken by the teacher and at home attendance will be based on online activity,
District-issued Chromebooks are to be used for school activities. Only Stillwater Area School students can log into district-issued Chromebooks.
Maintaining structure and routine is important for students in distance learning, but we also recognize the need for flexibility when learning from home.
Need a COVID-19 test fast? A free saliva testing site has been established at the Stillwater Armory.
Minnesota and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost.
Whether your kids are still in school or moving into distance learning, they can still get free breakfast and lunch every day thanks to special federal funding.
Grading practices from the spring are no longer applicable. Traditional grading practices are back in place.
If your family is anything like most families, everyone is feeling the stress of this very unusual school year. We are here to help.
Distance learning will look much different than it did this spring. We've used your feedback to change the way we'll teach and students will learn.
If you're struggling to meet basic needs (like food, housing, finances) please consult the following local resources that aid in helping you access daily necessities.