Whether you call it distance learning, remote learning, or eLearning, clear expectations are essential for success. Here's how to set expectations that are specific, achievable, and recognize the day-to-day challenges families are going through.
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An eLearning rubric is a tool to help students, parents, and your entire staff know what is expected. Whenever you create behavior expectations, less is more. Here is an example rubric that covers the basics of a successful eLearning program. Below, we provide specifics on what each of these behavior expectations look like in practice.
A point is awarded to students who “attend” at-home learning! You can award this point in different ways:
A point is awarded when a student completes an eligible assignment. Here are some examples:
A point is awarded to students who follow expectations for participation. For example:
Just like in a normal classroom, points can help you teach new expectations. For example:
This is a trying time, but our students are still inspiring! When a student inspires a teammate or staff member with positivity, it’s time to celebrate!
Physical education and gym have always been a part of our schools. Now more than ever, it’s a great idea to recognize students for getting moving.
To give points, you can accept simple messages from students when they complete an activity, or to make it more social, ask students to tweet a picture of their workout!
Many of us have already used LiveSchool to track things we do in support of students. If you haven’t – this is a great time to start! Use this behavior to track:
You can keep your at-home and in-school expectations side-by-side in LiveSchool and switch back-and-forth seamlessly. Just organize your eLearning expectations in a specific category and use the "Hide" feature in the new LiveSchool experience.
What are you tracking?
This is a learning process for all of us, and we want to hear from you! Share your at-home expectations on Twitter and tag @whyliveschool. We’ll learn from you and continue to update this post with new ideas!
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