• Instructional Delivery Models

    For the 2020-2021 school year, CISD will offer both in-person (On-Campus) learning and remote instruction (At-Home and/or Virtual Self-Directed). Regardless of which option is selected, grading will return to CISD grading policy standards, not the making progress standard used this past Spring.

    Parents will be asked to select a method of instructional delivery beginning on July 20 and ending two weeks prior to the first day of school. Parents will have an opportunity to change their choice up to 11:59 p.m. on August 3rd. Parents will need to contact their child’s counselor to make the change. After August 3rd, this will commit students to the selected model for at least nine weeks.

    Instruction will be delivered using the following models:

    1. On-Campus Learning in a traditional classroom setting (Pre-K through 12)
    2. At-Home Learning (Synchronous Model, Available for Grades 3 through 12)
    3. Virtual, Self-Directed Learning (Asynchronous Model, Available for Grades Pre-K through 12)

     


     

    On-Campus Learning

    This option consists of in-person instruction, which includes face-to-face, in-classroom learning using safety protocols to protect our students and staff. On July 7, the Texas Education Agency released its public health planning guidance for reopening schools in August for the 2020-2021 school year. The District has reviewed these guidelines and incorporated them into the draft protocols for health screenings, social distancing, and modifications to campus operations. The in-person instruction will be held Monday through Friday. Students will also complete projects and assignments on-line, making it easy to transition to virtual learning should there be a need to cancel school or limit access to a campus building.

    • Students will attend school on a regular instructional schedule.
    • Elementary students will be assigned to grade level classes that will be taught by a single teacher.
    • Intermediate students will remain in pods (groups of the same students), and teachers will change classes.
    • Secondary students in grades 7-12 will follow their class schedules by transitioning to different classrooms for instruction.
    • Students will have a traditional schedule that includes core courses and electives.
    • Students who require support (special education, English language learners, etc.) and interventions will receive them in person.
    • Parents or guardians will complete weekly student health screenings. Students without a health screening will be screened by the campus nurse.
    • Classroom instruction will be designed for mastery of student learning outcomes based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skill (TEKS) for each content area.
    • Students and teachers will prepare for potential future distance/remote learning by increasing blended (face-to-face with technology) learning opportunities. Teachers will directly instruct students on the processes to access online instruction.
    • Coursework expectation and grading for in-person and at-home learning will be the same.
    • Students participate for five full days each week.
    • Instruction is provided by CISD teachers and staff.
    • Instruction is in the core content (math, science, social studies, and English).
    • Teachers utilize the District curriculum and pacing guidelines.
    • Social-emotional support is provided.
    • Accommodations and support services are provided.
    • Students will follow the CISD standardized dress code.
    • Implementation of preventative safety measures occurs throughout the day.
    • Should students participating in Learning on Campus be required to quarantine, learning will continue through remote at-home learning for the duration of the quarantine period.

     

    At-Home Learning

    This option is entirely virtual and requires students to have a consistent online presence to complete their assignments. Students who enroll in At-Home Learning will be required to log in daily and follow a schedule with their teacher, completing assignments on-line. Some courses may not be available virtually. Electives and extracurricular activities not available through At-Home Learning may be offered on campus.

    This option is not available to students in Pre-K through Grade 2.

    • Students remain at home and engage in learning activities that are primarily delivered by their teacher using on-line instruction.
    • Teacher-led instruction and peer interaction will be scheduled throughout the day for students to interact with their teacher and classmates.
    • Teachers will teach from on-campus classrooms and will be on campus for the full contract day. The only exception to this is teachers who have documented health conditions that prohibit them from being on a campus.
    • Teachers will directly instruct students on the processes to access online instruction.
    • Parents/guardians commit to support and cooperate with the learning process and the unique requirements of virtual instruction
    • Daily student participation in the learning activities is required.
    • A portion of the instructional time may be dedicated for teacher-directed independent learning activities.
    • Students are required to follow a structured schedule, which includes required time for participation in a total of 3-4 hours of live, synchronous instruction each day.
    • The schedule will include breaks and lunch.
    • A caregiver will need to be present to guide younger students in following the daily schedule and providing assistance, as needed.
    • For secondary students, the At-Home learning schedule will follow the same daily schedule as In-Person learning.
    • Remote At-Home instruction will be designed for mastery of student learning outcomes based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skill (TEKS) for each content area.
    • Coursework expectation and grading for in-person and at-home learning will be the same.
    • At-home courses that earn graduation credit will count in GPA calculation and class rank.
    • Student participation is required five days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) each week.
    • Instruction is provided by CISD teachers.
    • Social-emotional support is provided.
    • Accommodations and support services are provided.
    • Internet connectivity and a computer are required.
    • CISD will provide a laptop and connectivity.
    • Students and teachers will interact using Canvas and Edgenuity online learning management systems.
    • Teachers will provide training for students and parents on how to use these digital tools.

     

    Virtual Self-Directed Learning

    This option is entirely virtual and requires students to have a consistent online presence to complete their assignments. Students who enroll in Virtual Self-Directed Learning will need to be self-motivated and capable of logging in daily to complete assignments on-line. Some courses may not be available virtually. Electives and extracurricular activities not available through At-Home Learning may be offered on campus.

    • Students remain at home and complete assignments without direct teacher instruction; however, a teacher is assigned to each student for support and progress monitoring.
    • Teachers will teach from on-campus classrooms and will be on campus for the full contract day. The only exception to this is teachers who have documented health conditions that prohibit them from being on a campus.
    • Time management is critical to the success of this model.
    • Students and teachers must stay in communication regarding daily schedules and success completion of assignments.
    • Students may show proof of participation in daily student learning by satisfactorily completing assignments that demonstrate evidence of student learning, i.e., video, picture, activities submitted as lessons and/or completed assignments.
    • Virtual Self-Directed Learning will be designed for mastery of student learning outcomes based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skill (TEKS) for each content area.
    • Coursework expectation and grading for in-person and at-home learning will be the same.
    • At-home courses that earn graduation credit will count in GPA calculation and class rank.
    • Student participation is required five days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) each week.
    • Parents/guardians commit to support and cooperate with the learning process and the unique requirements of virtual instruction.
    • Internet connectivity and a computer are required.
    • CISD will provide a laptop and connectivity.
    • Students and teachers will interact using Canvas online learning management system.
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