Remote Learning Plan (RLP)
Starting Monday, April 6th, teachers and principals will be reaching out to your family to make sure you are connected with your school and class community. Please be sure to respond to this outreach to ensure your child is able to access the appropriate platform. The Elementary RLP will officially begin on Wednesday, April 15th.
Over the coming days (April 6-14, 2020), elementary teachers will be establishing communication with families, co-planning lessons with their colleagues, and assuring that learning platforms are fully ready.
- Students should utilize the updated grade-level lessons and resources at:
Teachers will reach out to your family through Google Classroom, Class Dojo, Bloomz, or email to make sure you are connected with your school and class community.
Please respond to this outreach so that we know your child is able to access the platform being used by their teacher.
The RLP goes beyond the enrichment activities we have been providing to a model that emphasizes academic assignments, student and teacher engagement, and deeper learning.
Each school will organize by grade-level teams to present activities that reinforce previously taught skills.
Staff will communicate with students/families at least once a week to support learning and ensure engagement.
The RLP utilizes asynchronous learning, allowing for work to be completed on a flexible schedule that respects the time constraints and challenges many of our families are facing.
Lessons will focus on those Massachusetts Curriculum Framework Standards that we have identified as most important for students to cover during the school closure.
Our educational resources page will continue to be available for student use and will be updated regularly: https://braintreeschools.org/
Assignments will be issued each Wednesday and will include five days’ worth of activities for each grade level that can be completed over a 7 day period.
Among the 5 weekly assignments, certain ones will be designated as “targeted” and will be submitted weekly by students for teacher feedback.
Activities will allow students to work at their ability level, and may also include certain advanced options for those students who are academically motivated.
No lessons will be conducted via interactive video conferencing. Platforms including Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet, and others have security and safety issues that create unacceptable risk, especially for our youngest learners. Some of our teachers (and principals!) will be providing videos to help keep our school-community connected.
Teachers at each school will utilize one of three technology learning platforms based on prior use with students and/or their developmental complexity: 1. Class Dojo, 2. Bloomz, and 3. Google Classroom.
Special education case managers and related service providers will make contact with parents weekly by emailing a service delivery template with a weekly plan for how students will access and receive their services.
English Language Learners (ELL) will complete lessons from classroom teachers, supplemented by work provided by ELL teachers based on students’ proficiency levels.
ELL staff will communicate with families to support learning and ensure engagement, including the utilization of our phone translation services.
Support Services Staff will be in online collaborative sessions with general education teachers to modify work, supplement lessons, and support their students during this unique learning experience.
If your student needs help with a username or password for Google Classroom, or assistance using a BPS Chromebook, please contact your child’s teacher.