Middle School: Learning Model Functions

Learning Element

 


On Campus

 


At Home

 


Remote Campus

Schedule

 

  • A-B day block with advisory, classes, lunch/recess each day

 

  • Same schedule applies as with On Campus

 

  • Same schedule applies as with On Campus

Learning modules

 

  • Coursework presented in one-week modules; students work on the module for each class throughout the week, irrespective of whether it is a class meeting day

 

  • Same learning modules apply

 

  • Same learning modules apply

Learning cohorts

 

  • We plan to begin the school year with restrictive conditions in place, which means students will attend most of their classes by advisory; we are planning for four advisories per grade level; two advisories per grade level form a learning cohort, which will enable us to shift student groupings for classes such as world language

 

  • Students remain in their same student groupings*

 

  • Students remain in their same student groupings

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 assignments

Outside-of-class assistance

 

  • 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
  • Additional 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

Technology

 

  • Consistent template within Microsoft Teams used to present learning modules and assignments
  • Microsoft Teams used to provide collaborative workspace for students in support of group work
  • Testing whether students’ assignment status can be sent to parents directly from Microsoft Teams
  • RenWeb used for class gradebooks

 

  • Consistent template within Microsoft Teams used to present learning modules in each class
  • Microsoft Teams used to provide collaborative workspace for students in support of group work
  • Testing whether students’ assignment status can be sent to parents directly from Microsoft Teams
  • Students connect with on-campus classes via Microsoft Teams conferences when required or necessary
  • RenWeb used for class gradebooks

 

  • Consistent template within Microsoft Teams used to present learning modules in each class
  • Microsoft Teams used to provide collaborative workspace for students in support of group work
  • Testing whether students’ assignment status can be sent to parents directly from Microsoft Teams
  • Students attend required remote classes via Microsoft Teams
  • RenWeb used for class gradebooks

Group work

 

  • Group projects take place in person and via Microsoft Teams conferences while using Microsoft Teams channels as sharing platform

 

  • Group projects take place via Microsoft Teams conferences while using Microsoft Teams channels as sharing platform

 

  • Group projects take place via Microsoft Teams conferences while using Microsoft Teams channels as sharing platform

Attendance

 

  • Attendance tracked in each class period

 

  • Same attendance tracking applies

 

  • Same attendance tracking applies

Grading

 

  • Standard grading policy applies; updated version will be provided in 2020-21 school handbook

 

  • Standard grading policy applies

 

  • Standard grading policy applies

Reporting

 

  • Progress reports provided at semester mid-points: October and March
  • Report cards provided at semester end: January and May

 

  • 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 

Middle School 

  • Microsoft Teams class setup redesigned for consistent organization and presentation 
  • Microsoft Teams channels used to flexibly manage group work 
  • Students will have used Teams regularly during on-campus instruction to facilitate remote usage 
  • Students’ on-campus schedules transition directly to St. John’s At Home and St. John’s Remote Campus 
  • Synchronous classes conducted by section rather than by grade level 
  • A-B day block schedule includes longer class periods and more classes per day; all school days included as part of the regularly scheduled rotation 
  • Coursework presented to students in one-week learning modules irrespective of whether students are learning on campus or at home; assignments may span the week and are not limited to a single day 
  • Attendance tracked in each class 
  • Standard grading policy applies  
  • Expanded student support resources available to students and families 
  • Structured advisory curriculum and activities at each grade level 
  • Additional chapel experiences