Distance Education/Expanding Homeschool Options
● Make Cohort C distance learning only and separate from Cohort A and Cohort B.
● Teachers providing distance education entirely should not be required to work from the school site. Teachers who are in high-risk categories should be provided placement in Cohort C, and they should be given the option to work at the school site or at another location with adequate wifi capabilities.
● Distance education is a full education plan. Options should be provided for self-paced virtual learning as well as plans with real-time instruction. Regardless of the format, for both instructional and socio-emotional reasons, daily interaction between students and teachers is required, whether by video chat, written conversation threads, or work turned in daily.
● Allow for parents to access online homeschool programs while remaining enrolled at their school site, allowing schools to maintain their enrollment and students to remain engaged with their CCSD campus. Many parents have said they plan to un-enroll their children from CCSD. Even before COVID-19, multiple districts have implemented "online home school" programs to increase options for students and families.
● Create a position such as “homeschool advisor” to support parents and students who choose this option.
● Accountability at every level for ensuring that ELLs and Special Education students’ instruction is appropriately structured for their learning needs.
● ELL students need opportunities for discourse, so all distance education platforms should support students’ development of language skills and afford small group breakout session capacity.