Remote Instruction Plans

We are fortunate that we already have multiple tools in place to support this transition to remote instruction. We are also grateful for our school community as we commit to bringing school to P.K. students.

Important Information

1) requirements for remote instruction
2) tools for remote instruction 
3) resources for remote learning
4) attendance
5) assessment and grading
6) leave: sick or personal
6) counseling and behavior support
7) support for teaching remotely
8) tech tips for teaching remotely
9) our (archived) training schedule
10) property checkout request form
11) virtually p.k. faculty meeting notes/presentations
12) end of year notes/tasks for faculty

An overview of the list above is provided below and links to detailed descriptions are included. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

Requirements for Remote Instruction | Details

Requirements differ based on students’ grade level, instructional resources, and developmental needs. An overview is provided below. Details are provided at the link above. Please add your scheduled ZOOM session times here: ZOOM Sessions K-12

Grades 6-12

  • ZOOM sessions — Real-time/Synchronous  – Daily sessions
  • CANVAS Learning Management System (LMS) – Asynchronous – Digital support, learning activities, assignments

Grades 4-5

  • ZOOM sessions — Real-time/Synchronous – Daily sessions
  • Current Digital Tools & Resources — Asynchronous – Digital support for core instruction based on current tools and resources

Grades K-3 

  • ZOOM Sessions – Daily check-ins with families. No specific time requirement for sessions
  • Phone Call – May be substituted for daily real-time check-in
  • Digital Supports – Supplemental
  • Paper-based supports – Literacy and math practice

 

Tools | Details & Instructions

ZOOM – a virtual meeting space that allows real-time interaction. Using your webcam you can teach, share your screen, and interact with students real-time. Sessions can be recorded and uploaded to canvas. Zoom is user friendly and works on Chromebooks.

CANVAS – our Learning Management System. Canvas is an online location to place and share digital content. Canvas courses will be a vital piece of continuity as we switch to remote learning and use a tool with which our students are familiar.

HAPARA – allows teachers to monitor student activity on Chromebooks and access student work remotely. Hapara can be used to verify attendance remotely, as it allows a teacher to monitor if a student is logged into their Chromebook.

 

Resources for Remote Learning | Details

This curated list of resources will continue to be updated as new resources are found, suggested, and evaluated. Please share new resources with Megan Koppitch | mkoppitch@pky.ufl.edu.

 

Attendance at Virtually P.K. | Details

Teachers are required to make a good faith effort to track student attendance in remote instruction. Attendance will continue to be taken daily in skyward as per current courses set in skyward. During the period of remote instruction beginning on March 30th, the attendance taking window of time will remain open daily until 8pm.

 

Assessment and Grading at Virtually P.K. | Details

Assessment and grading at Virtually P.K. will remain consistent with existing assessment and grading policy at P.K. Yonge. The Guide to Grading and Reporting at P.K. Yonge can be found along with additional information here: Faculty Handbook | Grades.

 

Leave: Sick or Personal | Details

In the event that you need to request leave (personal or sick) there are guidelines provided. Please visit the link above.

 

Support for Teaching Remotely | Details

Support is provided as needed, along with scheduled events. Check out the details for scheduled events and contact information for direct support.

 

Tech Tips for Teaching Remotely | Details

Links and information for tools we are using with tips for users. This page will continue to be updated as new tools and features become available.

Using UF/PK Property at Home | Property Request Form

If you need to use school property at home (e.g., monitor, doc camera, desktop computer) please complete Property Request Form. The University has policies and processes in place. Requests will be reviewed and you will be contacted via email.  Please note that a request does not guarantee approval. Joe Locke is our University of Florida property manager and clarifying questions can be directed to jlocke@pky.ufl.edu

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(Archived) Training Schedule | Details

March 18 – Overview
Morning ZOOM Session Required K-12 – Review plans, faculty and staff support, student and family services, remote instructional requirements. Archive: Presentation

ZOOM Screencasting – Focuses on using ZOOM for creating screencasts or presentation videos that may be uploaded to Canvas/posted online.

Canvas 101 or Canvas 201 required for 6-12 teachers – Focuses on features in Canvas, designed for beginning Canvas users (101) or Canvas users with experience (201). Teachers may choose to attend one or both training modules.

ZOOM Optional K-12 – Scheduled after the work day, provides optional support, Q&A time for teachers.

March 19 – Overview
Tech Tools Help Session – Time to “drop in”  to an open ZOOM meeting for support and answers to questions
Archive: Coming Soon

LCL – Counseling Support – REQUIRED – Ashley, LCLS, Counselors talk through specific recommendations for CORE  instructional design and provide accommodations for students.

Archive: Coming Soon

Support & Consultation by Appt – set times for individual virtual consultation and support

  • Tech Team – help@pky.ufl.edu
  • Counselors- by email
  • LCLS – by email
  • Ross – by email
  • Leadership – by email

March 20
Training and Support Plan
Mental Health Training Canceled