Lower School: Learning Model Functions

 

 

 


On Campus

 

 


At Home

 

 


Remote Campus

Schedule

 

  • Core subjects and specialist classes scheduled on a Monday-Friday basis

 

  • Same schedule applies as with On Campus

 

  • Academic time will remain consistent with On Campus schedule; live instruction occurring daily

Learning modules

 

  • Teachers will plan one-week modules; coursework presented daily

 

  • Coursework outline provided in one-week modules
  • Most academic activities posted daily, and others posted weekly

 

  • Coursework outline provided in one-week modules
  • Some academic activities posted daily, and others posted weekly

Learning cohorts

 

  • We plan to begin the school year with restrictive conditions in place, which means students will remain with their homeroom cohort for the entire day, including lunch and recess
  • No scheduled mixing of cohorts

 

  • Students remain in their same student groupings for academic assignments*

 

  • Students remain in their same student groupings for academic assignments
  • Student groupings for live instruction may vary

Teacher-led instruction

 

  • Teachers guide students through the learning modules described above in person during scheduled classes

 

  • Assistance provided by faculty members who are identified to assist students participating in St. John’s At Home
  • Synchronous faculty support may occur individually or in a group*

 

  • Teachers guide students through the learning modules described above via live (synchronous) instruction and asynchronous feedback on activities posted in Seesaw

Outside-of-class assistance

 

  • Office hours with classroom teacher available via appointment or during Scholarly Connections time (3rd & 4th grades)

 

  • Assistance provided by faculty members who are identified to assist students participating in St. John’s At Home
  • Office hours with classroom teacher available via appointment or during scheduled office hours

 

  • Office hours with classroom teacher available via appointment or during scheduled office hours

Technology

 

  • Consistent template within Seesaw used to present learning modules and assignments
  • Seesaw used to provide collaborative workspace for students in support of individual and group work
  • Student’s assignment status sent to parents directly from Seesaw
  • RenWeb used for class gradebooks (4th grade)

 

  • Consistent template within Seesaw used to present learning modules and assignments
  • Seesaw used to provide collaborative workspace for students in support of individual and group work
  • Students’ assignment status sent to parents directly from Seesaw
  • Students connect with faculty or on-campus classes via Microsoft Teams conferences when required or necessary
  • RenWeb used for class gradebooks (4th grade)

 

  • Consistent template within Seesaw used to present learning modules and assignments
  • Seesaw used to provide collaborative workspace for students in support of individual and group work
  • Students’ assignment status sent to parents directly from Seesaw
  • Students attend required remote classes via Microsoft Teams conferences
  • RenWeb used for class gradebooks (4th grade)

Group work

 

  • Group projects take place in person and via Seesaw

 

  • Group projects take place via Seesaw

 

  • Group projects take place via Seesaw

Attendance

 

  • Attendance is tracked daily

 

  • Same attendance tracking applies

 

  • Same attendance tracking applies

Grading

 

  • Standard formal and informal assessments will be conducted

 

  • Same as with On Campus

 

  • Same as with On Campus
  • Engagement rubric added as additional assessment tool

Reporting

 

  • Report cards provided at semester end: January and May
  • Progress reports provided at semester mid-points: October and March (4th grade)

 

  • Same reporting procedures apply

 

  • Same reporting procedures apply

 

This may change based on the length of time a student participates in St. John’s At Home, as well as on how many students at a grade level are participating in St. John’s At Home at a given time. 

How St. John’s Remote Campus Differs from Spring 2020 Virtual Learning

Lower School

  • Seesaw class setup redesigned (homeroom/core subjects, specialists separated) 
  • Students will have used all technology platforms (Seesaw and Teams Conferences) regularly during on-campus instruction 
  • Monday through Friday schedule, with instruction scheduled for all school days 
  • Daily live instruction via Microsoft Teams conferences; app installed on all student iPads 
  • Regularly scheduled office hours for each teacher 
  • Coursework outline provided for parents in one-week modules 
  • Seesaw activities posted in a structured, pre-determined order 
  • Activities will incorporate both individual and group work 
  • Attendance required 
  • Formal and informal assessments conducted 
  • Report cards will include academic performance as well as engagement 
  • Expanded student support resources available to students and families 
  • Additional chapel experiences