Since we implementented our emergency distance learning program in spring 2020, we have reviewed the feedback from families and have analyzed best practices to support our ongoing improvement.
Software and Technology
Investments in software and technology will support those students and families who will not be able to participate in On Campus Learning but will need to access instruction remotely. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform that helps instructors manage and organize educational materials online and conduct online courses. Learning management systems help streamline the learning process by providing a central location for accessing material online and developing content. MTSD will be using Canvas as the LMS platform for grades kindergarten through grade 12. Canvas will provide:
- A consistent platform for students and parents to access teaching and learning materials regardless of the learning environment (in-person or distance learning)
- A secure and managed arena for student/student and student/teacher interaction
- Tools for educators to monitor and track student activity and engagement
Educators are receiving ongoing professional development to grow their capacity for teaching at a distance. Lessons are being developed without the reliance of a physical space to carry out instruction. This ensures that students will have access to high quality instruction no matter where it takes place.