E-Learning

In an effort to improve the quality and effectiveness of virtual learning experiences for our students and family, the South Bend Empowerment Zone invested in a NEW e-Learning platform for the 2020-21 school year – Seesaw.

Seesaw provides a stronger, more-streamlined, and user-friendly communication loop for students, teachers, and families. Each Zone student participating in hybrid or fully remote virtual learning will have a uniquely personalized e-Learning plan. These weekly plans will be shared with students and families on Sundays in advance of the upcoming week’s work.

New and Improved E-Learning Model

 

eLearning Component

Description

Asynchronous Core Instruction (A or B is required, you must pick one if you select eLearning)

A teacher videos lessons in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science, social studies) and makes them available to be viewed any time by your child in a lesson video library.

Synchronous Core Instruction

(A or B is required, you must pick one if you select eLearning)

A teacher provides lessons in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science, social studies) at set times each week and your child attends these lessons live.

Academic Support & Enrichment

(required)

A teacher works with my child individually or in a small group to strengthen understanding in math, reading, and writing at set times each week.

Fine Arts Activities & Projects

(optional, highly recommended)

Art, music, and P.E. weekly activities provided to your child by their art, music, and P.E. teacher.  Biweekly or monthly projects will support your child’s learning and development.

Games & Practice

(optional, highly recommended)

Access to online games and practice that reinforce our curriculum.  Can be done independently at any time to help your child strengthen understanding.

Community Circle:  Social/Emotional Support

(optional, highly recommended)

A teacher meets with my child and classmates for a 30 minute community circle; children get to know each other and their teacher and  build community through fun activities and powerful discussions

Support Groups

Social/Emotional Support

(optional, highly recommended)

Access to support groups for my child, including mental health supports/social work support for a variety of needs, and grief groups (for children who’ve experienced loss due to death, addiction, or incarceration of loved one)

Virtual Play Dates

Social/Emotional Support

(optional, highly recommended)

Access to weekly small group virtual play dates where my child interacts with other children virtually (playing games, doing art together, etc.) and is supported to develop friendships and relationships with other children.

Parent Support Meetings

(optional, highly recommended)

 

Technology Support

(optional, highly recommended)

Access to family supports that remove technology barriers that are preventing my child from full engagement (no internet, damaged/non-working device, 24/7 tech support during the first month of school, etc.)