This week, we are completing the first phase of our distance learning program, the learning packets. Remember to complete your learning packets and return once classes resume. The next phase begins on Monday, March 30, 2020. Students and teachers will go online for a comprehensive digital learning experience that includes elements of independent learning, video-based lessons, and a variety of online software, including Google Classroom.
ACCESS to TECHNOLOGY
Students will sign in to my.harmonytx portal to reach integrated software and google classrooms on chromebooks or other devices. Parent guide to access my.harmonytx portal and Google classrooms can be seen in the Parent Guide Englishand Spanish presentations. Live and recorded parent webinars will be hosted in the following days and webinar information will be available on the campus website and Facebook pages. Students without computers or access to the internet at home should contact their school. For further details on accessing technology, you may visit https://www.parent.harmonytx.org/athomelearning and Free Internet access for 60 days.)
HPS will utilize Google G-Suite platform to provide learning plans for students. Students will log in to their My Harmony accounts to join the google classrooms by using the codes provided by their teachers. Teachers will use the platform to communicate, provide feedback, and assess the learning progress of their students. Harmony students have already been using blended learning software in their classrooms; software will be integrated into learning plans.
Throughout the next phases, our teachers will be available via email and other digital platforms to provide structure, guidance, and feedback. Once, our teachers set up their google classroom, they will contact you to start the online learning experience. Information regarding grading and high school credits will be shared later.
Below, you will find the comprehensive plan and a sample daily schedule you can follow.
STUDENTS with SPECIAL NEEDS
For students in special education and 504 programs, accommodations and/or modifications will be implemented to the extent appropriate and possible by our teachers in google classrooms (technology may have some limitations). For students in pullout programs, our special education teachers will create google classrooms, provide resources and support virtually to the extent appropriate and possible (technology may have some limitations). We are still working on a plan regarding provision of speech therapy and related services, ARDs, 504 meetings, and FIEs. For all of these matters, we are following guidelines from the State of Texas and Department of Education, which is still forthcoming and additional changes may be made as we receive further instruction. Your patience is appreciated as we work to ensure student needs are met.
DISTANCE LEARNING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
|Content Area||Learning Platform||Integrated Online Resources||Blended Learning Goals||Useful Information|
|Pre-K||Google Classroom||Headsprouts under RazKids||N/A||Students will work on integrated topics. They can use their Headsprouts accounts under RazKids.|
|Mathematics (K-2)||Google Classroom||HMH Think Central, Dreambox or ST Math||20 minutes per day||Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom, but students will need to login to their Harmony Portal to access their Go Math Lessons and videos. Learning packets that correlate to the online lessons will also be available for students without the internet.|
|Mathematics (3-5)||Google Classroom||ALEKS, Go Math||2 ALEKS topics per day|
|ELAR (K-2)||Google Classroom||HMH Ed Online, RazKids, I-Read||Daily 45 min
( 30 min Raz Kids; 15 min I-Read)
|Activities will be posted in Google Classroom, but students need to login to their Harmony Portal to access HMH passages, iRead, and Raz-Kids; HMH Passages are also provided in PDF.|
|ELA (3-5)||Google Classroom||RazKids,HMH Ed Online, No Red Ink||Read 30 mins a day
Write 10 mins a day
|Independent reading and writing will be daily. Students will login and have assignments in HMH, Raz-Kids, NoRedInk (gr 4-5),|
|Science||Google Classroom||STEMScopes||15 minutes per day||Students may need to first login to Stemscopes for a Stemscopes link to work.|
|Social Studies||Google Classroom||Social Studies Weekly Online||K-2 (1 topic per week)||Activities will be posted in Google Classroom, but students need to login to their Harmony Portal to access Studies Weekly online.|
|Tech. Applications||Google Classroom||Learning.com||CodeMonkey for EIR campuses||Each teacher will assign the assignments and instructional materials through Learning.com for each class|
|ESL||Google Classroom||N/A||N/A||ESL will have sample Google classrooms in grade spans as K-2 and 3-5 prepared according to their language levels as beginner, intermediate and advanced. This will provide them with opportunities to practice their language skills.|
|Art, Music, PE, Electives||Google Classroom||Various||N/A||Activities will be recommended. No assignment or assessment will be given.|
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
|ELA||40-45 min||Google Classroom|
|Math||40-45 min.||Google Classroom|
|Science/SS||40-45 min.||Google Classroom|
|Independent Reading/Writing Practice||30-40 min||MyON, RazKids, No Red Ink,or hard-copy books|
|Math Lab||30-40 min||Dreambox, ALEKS, Math XL|
|Specials/Electives||30-40 min||Google Classroom|
|· DO THE FIVE|
|Physical Activity||30 min.|
|Bedtime Reading||15-20 min.|