March 27 student and family update on learning resources:
Recently, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provided UPDATED guidance to Washington school districts on what instruction and learning should look like during the extended school closure. Although schools are closed and are not providing traditional in-school instruction, our goal is to continue providing meaningful education opportunities for our students.
What we have done so far:
We have provided learning resources on our district website and teachers are reaching out to students to provide resources. We are also continuing to provide Chromebooks for students who need them. This week, our teachers have been sharing resources and learning opportunities with students that are designed to build on prior learning and knowledge, while we continue to focus on equitable access for each student.
What we will do next:
We will continue our current approach of providing learning resources on our website, and having teachers share resources with students. However, OSPI’s update provides an important change to our current approach in the learning opportunities we are providing for students.
During the week of April 6, teachers will begin to introduce new learning for students. That new learning will be introduced to students by teachers in a variety of ways, most of which will be electronically or online. New learning will be assessed, and feedback will be provided to students. We will also be sharing a schedule of learning for elementary and secondary students so families can anticipate what learning their students will be engaging in, and when they can expect that it will happen.
We are working at the district and building levels to identify ways to implement this instruction and support for all students. More information will be shared after Spring Break.
Thank you for your patience as we adjust and readjust to shifting circumstances and direction. If you have questions, please address them to Ken Collins, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, at ken_collins@lkstevens.