Clovis Unified parents can choose between hybrid or online learning models for students

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Clovis Unified will soon hear back from the state on its waiver application that could allow for some in-person instruction.

A questionnaire was sent to parents on Friday, offering two options. The first is a hybrid model, where a student would spend part of their class time in person and the other half at home.

The second is the online model, which students would continue distance learning from home full time.

Each of the 34 elementary schools will have specific return plans that fit their campus needs.

For those who choose to return, students will go through screenings before coming onto campus and have their temperature checked.

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During Monday’s parent forum, at least two health officials with children in the district said they would send their children back to school.

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Miami faculty adapt to online and hybrid teaching; developing tools and techniques that will serve students far beyond COVID-19 pandemic


By Cliff Peale,  director of executive communications

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Norm Krumpe in the home studio he shares with Jane Keiser (image courtesy Krumpe).

Across all of Miami University’s campuses, faculty are changing the way they teach.

  • In the nursing labs at Miami Regionals, Tina Andrews-Parks used help from the E-campus unit on the Hamilton and Middletown campuses to familiarize herself with SpeedGrader, where she can tabulate and analyze the responses to each question in seconds for her online class. “I won’t go backwards to paper testing,” she said.
  • In information systems and analytics, Bob Leonard uses software that enables students to analyze larger data sets in his online courses. “It’s going to be great bringing newly developed tools back to the classroom, because students will have that (online) scaffolding in addition to their professor as a resource,” he said.
  • In political science, Monica Schneider has recruited speakers to address her Campaigns and
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Stevenson parents, students blast remote learning, call for hybrid model

Maria Newhouse moved to Long Grove so her daughter could attend Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire because of its reputation for academic excellence.

But attending classes in a pandemic through Zoom video conferencing isn’t the ideal learning environment Newhouse, and other parents, had envisioned.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“Remote learning is not an education,” Newhouse said. “Zoom (is) for conference calls. You don’t educate children via Zoom.”

Newhouse was among a group of Stevenson High School parents and students who rallied Monday outside the school demanding the district resume in-person classes. They sought to put pressure on the school board, which meets Monday, Oct. 19.

Stevenson High School District 125, which has about 4,300 students and more than 700 faculty members, was among the first suburban districts to switch to only remote learning at the beginning of the fall semester.

At the time, Superintendent Eric Twadell said it was more palatable than the alternative

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West Orange District Prepares Teachers for Hybrid Reopening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the West Orange Public School (WOPS) District begins its countdown towards a Nov. 9 hybrid reopening, WOPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone explained that the district is now preparing staff for their students’ return to brick and mortar classrooms. At the same time, the district’s autistic students started on Monday, Oct. 12 with a staggered reintroduction for other special needs populations between next week and Nov. 9.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Eveny de Mendez added that when in-person classes begin the week of Nov. 9, the students will be broken in different cohorts–two at the elementary schools and four at the middle schools and high school.

She continued that in order to prepare for the incoming cohorts, the district is planning  professional development (PD) sessions centering around instructional strategies for teaching both in-person and remotely.

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Johnston School Board opts to change from hybrid to in-person learning

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About six weeks into the year, the Johnston School Board voted in a special meeting Thursday to change its learning model. 

The Board voted 5-2 to switch from its hybrid option to fully in-person learning for K-12 students. The district will keep its 100% online option for families who do not want to return to in-person learning.

The in-person learning option will begin Oct. 26 for any student currently enrolled in the hybrid model.

Communications director Laura Sprague said the decision was driven by reports on how the first quarter has gone by building administrators and data on health and staff and student absent rates.

According to the district, there have been 606 absences among teachers for the first 22 student

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Santa Fe district struggles to find volunteer teachers for hybrid learning | Education

Teaching vacancies at Santa Fe Public Schools are in line with previous years, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But the district is still struggling to find enough teachers to volunteer to reenter schools under a hybrid learning model it will implement later this month.

The district reported 21 teaching vacancies affecting 11 elementary, community and middle schools, and no principal or assistant principal openings Wednesday. Only one school had more than two openings, with Ortiz Middle School reporting seven as the first quarter of the year comes to a close Friday.

Superintendent Veronica García said the figure is on par with the average number of openings the district has had over the past several years.

“The numbers vary and the reasons vary,” García said. “We’ve worked hard at recruitment and retention, but this seems to have been our range as far as vacancies this year.”

Of the openings, six involved

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As More Schools Move to Hybrid or Virtual Learning, Construct Working with Canvas to Improve Online Learning Experiences for Students and Teachers

With growing emphasis on virtual learning, online program enablement is more important than ever

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As more schools respond to COVID-19 exposure with hybrid or virtual learning this fall, educational technology providers focus on delivering interactive online learning that engages students. That is why Construct, a global leader in learning design, today announced a new case study highlighting how one school district with nearly 20,000 students has moved to 100% virtual learning while maintaining student engagement.

“Our work with Canvas and Construct began several years ago, as we looked for viable solutions to keep virtual classrooms open even when our physical buildings were closed due to wildfires,” said Aaron Ferguson, Distance Learning Design Coach for Oxnard Union High School District. “Little did we know how years of emergency preparedness combined with insights from students and teachers would help us respond

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Red Clay schedules emergency board meeting after hybrid backlash

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While schools must notify families of COVID-19 cases, the state says it would violate privacy laws by releasing that data.

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Red Clay Consolidated School District’s hybrid reopening plans continue to vex parents and that could lead to changes in the coming weeks. 

Since the district announced its hybrid model about a week ago, outcry from dissatisfied parents has pushed the board to schedule an emergency board meeting on Oct. 15. While no agenda has been posted, board members say the intention is to vote on the hybrid plan. Before, the district had released the plan without seeking board approval. 

However, the deadline for parents deciding between in-person or virtual learning is this Friday, meaning parents must make a decision before the board officially votes on the plan. 

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Most Connecticut school districts sticking with hybrid of online and in-person learning; 133 coronavirus cases among students and staff last week

About a month into the school year, most Connecticut school districts continue to operate on a hybrid model mixing online and in-person learning, with only two districts statewide opting for fully remote education.

In an update released Thursday afternoon, the state Department of Education reported that from Sept. 21-25, nearly 60% of schools educated students with a mix of online and classroom learning, while 34% had students attending classes five days a week.

“Hybrid learning models were offered in a majority of public school district grades,” the department said. “In this model, all students attend school in-person on some but not all days and on the days when students are not in-person, instruction is provided remotely through technology or other means. The fully in-person learning model — where all students attend school in-person on all days — was offered more in the elementary grades than in the middle and high

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Wicomico County Public Schools moving to hybrid learning format

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the fall, three Wicomico County teachers explain how they’re preparing for the upcoming virtual semester.

Salisbury Daily Times

Wicomico County Public Schools will transition to a hybrid learning format beginning Oct. 5.

Starting on that day, selected small group of students will be invited back for Special Education, the English Language Learner program, Career & Technical Education, secondary math tutoring and some Advanced Placement science labs, according to Wicomico Superintendent Donna Hanlin.

“After that, working by grade level, we will gradually bring back students who choose to return,” Hanlin said.

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Superintendent Donna Hanlin talks with students at the new West Salisbury Elementary on the first day of school, Sept. 4. (Photo: Staff photo by Jenna Miller)

On Oct. 19, Wicomico plans to begin allowing Prekindergarten students in the classroom in a limited capacity. Kindergarten students will follow a week later. All

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