Minnetonka Middle School East e-Learning Plan
Instruction will be delivered primarily through the use of iPads and the District’s Schoology program. The District has extensive experience delivering online instruction through Tonka Online, Minnetonka High School's e-learning program.
This does not mean that students will be on technology for the entire amount of time, but they should have a balance of time on Schoology and work on the assignments given without technology.
- Students in Grades 5-12 already have iPads to use daily, and they are very familiar with their use for instruction and doing schoolwork.
Each day we will post an attendance form on the grade level Schoology page for students to make themselves present
We will review this form daily to see who has not signed in as present, check to see if those students have shown any other evidence of being present that day (submitting work, posting on a discussion board, etc.) and submit student names to the attendance office
The attendance office will notify parents any day that their child has not shown evidence of being present, or engaged in e-learning that day
School staff will monitor student engagement levels and reach out to parents if we notice a trend of a student not being engaged in their e-learning
MME students will be following their normal schedule each day, although they'll often have some flexibility in deciding when to do the work for each class.
The daily e-learning routine for your child should look like this:
- Be up and ready, at your home work station by 9:00 am each day
- First things to do each day:
- Go to the attendance form on the Schoology grade level page and enter yourself present
- Check Schoology for each of your classes to see who has scheduled a live stream activity for that day, make a note to be present on Schoology at the beginning of that specific class period
- In your planner, write down the “To Dos” for each of your classes that day
- Review your “To Dos” for that day and prioritize what to work on first
- Toward the end of the e-learning school day, review the daily “To Do” list, submit any assignments that are due, write in your planner “To Dos” for the next day
- Teachers will record and post all of their live stream activities for students that were absent, had a technology issue, were watching a sibling, overslept, etc.
The following daily schedule for students can be posted on their home screen and/or near their work space:
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- Make sure your child has an established consistent work space in your home
- Review the e-Learning FAQ list below with your child and check for understanding
- Have them walk you through their daily e-learning routine
- How will they check in on their classes each morning
- How will they use a planner to make the daily “To Do’ plan
- How will they prioritize the work for each day
- How will they keep track of any live stream sessions that are scheduled for that day
- What have their teachers posted in the past week as “practice” activities
- Make sure they have the MME daily class schedule printed or posted somewhere convenient and easily accessible from their work station
- Make sure they have a functional organization/planner system for e-learning
- Make sure they understand how to contact their teachers and counselor using Schoology Messaging
- Develop a plan for a 5-10 minute nightly check-in where they will show you proof that they are engaged and organized in their e-learning school work
ファミリーヘルプデスクは、電話（メッセージを残す）952-401-5123、または電子メール Family.Helpdesk@minnetonkaschools.org を介して開いたままです。彼らは必要に応じて電話を返している, それ以外の場合、彼らは電子メールとチケットの更新/チケットプロセスを介して応答しています.iPadの修理が必要な場合、保護者の方はこのフォームに記入してください。
Other Tech Issues
Students can contact their media specialists for support by clicking on the MME/MMW Media link that will be posted on each grade level’s Schoology page. This link will connect them via Google Hangout video conference with staff who can help troubleshoot their problem. If you don’t have technology access to do this, call the MME or MMW main office.
Frequently Asked Questions for MME Families
Minnetonka Middle School East is here to help if you are having trouble with e-learning. Please review the frequently asked questions below, which should answer most of your questions.
What is e-learning?
"e-Learning" days are school days where teachers offer electronic academic learning experiences via Schoology Learning Management System.
When will teachers connect with students about e-learning expectations?
Teachers will use the first day of e-learning as a time to set clear expectations with students via Schoology. Directions will be provided regarding expectations in this e-learning environment, pertaining but not limited to:
- How to ask questions or get additional help
Will attendance be taken for a e-learning day?
Yes, attendance will be taken each day and students will be required to complete a daily attendance form as evidence they were engaged in e-learning that day. School staff will follow up with parents if they notice a pattern of absences or lack of participation that may indicate that a student is not engaged in e-learning.
Can students be required to be online at a particular time?
Yes, students are expected to be present during scheduled “live streaming” sessions provided by their teacher. On days without “live streaming” sessions, students will have flexibility with their online requirements. They are still expected to complete the work assigned in each of their classes.
What if students have extenuating circumstances (e.g. watching siblings, etc.)?
In these circumstances, students and families should proactively make alternative plans with teachers and counselors based on the situation and their need.
How long do students have to be in each class?
There is not a prescribed amount of class time expected for students. Students are required to check into Schoology daily for information on each course. Teachers will communicate lesson expectations on a daily basis. Again, students will follow their daily school schedule and complete all assigned work.
What flexibility do students have in their daily schedule?
Students should follow their daily schedule as teachers will be holding “live streaming” sessions periodically during regular class times. Students should check-in on the Schoology page for each of their classes first thing in the morning to see which classes have scheduled “live streaming” lessons for that day. In classes that are not “live streaming” that day, students will have flexibility for when they focus on that class. If students are not able to be engaged in any of their classes for a valid reason (caring for a sibling), they need to communicate with their teacher.
Are students able to work ahead in their classes?
Yes, as much as the teacher allows. This requires direct communication with the teacher for that course.
When will assignments and other classroom work be available in Schoology courses?
Teachers will have lessons available by the beginning of the scheduled class period each day.
What is the deadline for work completed on a e-learning day?
The deadline for work completion will be determined and explicitly communicated by the teacher. Teachers will provide students ample time to complete assignments which may be more time than would normally be provided in class.
How will the in-class workload transfer to the e-learning environment?
Teachers will assign e-learning work to reasonably assess knowledge of the essential learning targets for each course. Teachers will monitor the pacing of e-learning instruction and workload expectations to ensure a reasonable workload for students in this new e-learning environment.
What do students do if they are enrolled in a non-core/elective class?
Teachers will continue to provide instruction aligned to the essential learnings in all of these courses; it will just look a little different at times than before. Teachers will post learning expectations and resources each day.
How will students be tested?
All tests will continue to keep pace with the instruction. This means some tests will be taken online, as part of the e-learning environment, while other tests may be conducted in class upon return to school, depending on the length of the school shut down. Teachers will communicate with students via Schoology regarding all assessment dates and expectations.
What if students have retakes or tests that need to be made up?
Students should talk to their teacher to make individual plans.
How will students be graded?
Teachers will maintain their Schoology gradebook to reflect student learning completed through e-learning. Teachers may alter assignments or assessments occurring in the e-learning environment.
How can students contact teachers?
Students can contact teachers via Schoology Message or email.
When will students be able to contact teachers and staff?
Teachers and support staff (counselors, principals, social workers, special education case managers) will be available Monday - Friday from 8:15-4:15. Please keep in mind that Teachers will be “teaching” during their regularly scheduled hours.
When can students expect a response from teachers via email or Schoology?
Students can expect to hear from teachers between the hours of 8:15-4:15. Students can contact teachers outside of those hours, but should expect responses between those times.
What if students contact their teacher and the teacher is not available (e.g. sick)?
In the event of teacher illness, daily Schoology updates will still be provided and learning will continue. Reserve teachers, trained by the district in our e-learning platform, will be available to continue providing relevant e-learning experiences.
What if students are sick? Are parents expected to call the attendance line?
Parents should continue to connect via Skyward Parent Access if your child is ill and unable to participate in e-Learning. It is expected that students do everything they can to catch up when they return to “school”. It would be helpful for parents to communicate with the teacher and counselor if the absence extends beyond a couple of days.
How can students contact of students in their class?
Teachers will partner with students to discuss opportunities for collaborating with other students in an e-learning environment. This will occur through the use of Schoology Conference and Google Hangout.
How can students contact their Counselor, or Social Worker?
Counselors and social workers are available from 8:15-4:15. Students should initially contact them via email or Schoology Messenger. Follow-up meetings will be determined together that could include Google hangout as a method for face to face interaction.
How can students contact their Special Education case manager?
Special Education services and IEPs will continue to receive full instruction, including accommodations, in our e-learning platform. Special education teachers and paraprofessionals will utilize a variety of e- learning resources and communication tools to provide individualized instruction and to address existing IEP goals and accommodations. Students will have support from case managers, classroom teachers, and paraprofessionals. Additional information regarding IEP support and services will be communicated through the Department of Student Services. If you have not received the additional communication, please contact your case manager.
What would an appointment with a student’s counselor look like?
Students and parents/guardians should request an appointment via email or Schoology Messaging. The counselor in collaboration with the student(s) and parents/guardians will determine the best method for this appointment.