June 3 ATLIS Town Hall School Reopening, Wellness, Communication

 

Resources:

American School in Japan Distance Learning Plan

5 Ways to Wellbeing: A Best Practice Guide (Mental Wellness)

Seesaw template for teachers: What one day's assignments should look like (Laurence School)

Templates in Google Drive for Lower School to produce a weekly sheet with the information:

Essential Partners: https://whatisessential.org/workshops 


Challenge: What to address first regarding school reopening

Started with addressing schedule, but backed up from that approach. Needed a common language for wellbeing. 


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Create a common framework for their community. Unclear for what expectations look like. Shared language and common pieces are priority. This informs the schedule that supports wellbeing. Not going to change in-person schedule. Completely different remote schedule. Still developing what hybrid looks like when they don’t know how many people will be on campus. All about scale.

Rethinking spaces that have never been academic spaces before.

Health Alerts Example from Cary Academy

Still discussing and too many voices not enough decision making

Created subcommittees for each operational aspect of the school. Reports back to the master task force (traditional leadership team). Spreadsheet- tabs for each sub-committee with weekly updates to have everyone stay informed without being together all the time.

Competencies needed for blended environment: willingness to fail in front of students- have to be able to recover, command the class. Forget the limitations. Change of mindset by teachers and administrators
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Challenge: Addressing the Schedule

Schedule --- 3 different options: All F2F, All Online, Hybrid

Here is a great example schedule from North Broward Prep

All F2F: All 7 classes meet on Monday. TWF same schedule. 

Virtual schedule: M is the same. TWF same block schedule w/ more break time & more office hours 

Hybrid- Crazy schedule! Phase 2: Allowed to meet in-person w/ social distancing. Every class = A/B version. Half the class meets in person, the other ½ is at home that day: Alternate group study, social-emotional learning, 1 on best virtual learning policies. Things have to change, no more status quo. People that have a strong grasp on PBL have shined. Cut options by a factor of 10-20%. Templates for EVERYTHING. LMS templates, syllabus templates. When implemented, it changed the perspective. The only thing that is concrete- the schedule. Specials will turn into homeroom Ts. 

Example from American School in Japan


 Challenge: how to share with Lower School 


"Seesaw feels like a bandaid. Parents had trouble switching to different classes."

One thing that we did for all the PS-5 iPads is create an icon with the teacher’s face to that teacher’s Zoom link so they could just one tap to get in. Not an LMS, but it has been super helpful.

Screen to spreadsheet- Zoom links. Parents had one place to access all of their child’s classes to navigate through the day

Each homeroom as a Google Doc with a table that shows the schedule with links to the Zoom rooms. Links to those various documents are linked from a Google Site.


 Challenge: Helpdesk reconfiguration

Zoom helpdesk + teamview for remote assistance
We are not going to allow anyone in our office except our office staff. Reducing from 8 to 3 people in the office at one time. Using a window as a walk-up with plexiglass.


Challenge: People are preoccupied rather than focusing on strategy

They want everything- they don’t want to give up everything- either F2F or virtual will suffer. 

Preoccupied with technology before the pedagogy (cameras discussion before how they teach w/ tech in the room)

What of these things can be done asynchronous- even if we are meeting F2F

Concern about acclimating new students (6th & 9th graders entering MS and HS). May have those students attend in person and then have 7th 10th. Advocate for standardization- can’t have 5-6 ways for students to remote in. Equitable. 

Don’t have a lot of time. Going back in August- no one is making the decision on how to move forward. How to make the switch


Chat Transcript:

Chat:12:01:38 From Dino Vandenheede, ASHMI.ORG : We made it to June!

12:02:26 From Ashley Cross, ATLIS : Take the survey: bit.ly/ATLISPOPFall20

12:02:28 From Christina Lewellen, ATLIS : We did indeed… congrats!! You all deserve a ton of credit for the last few months!

12:03:03 From Ashley Cross, ATLIS : Register for summer programs: https://bit.ly/ATLISsummer2020

12:03:17 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : At the moment (and will probably change), it’s switching to remote training and deployment for 1:1.

12:04:46 From Ashley Cross, ATLIS : For those just entering, take the survey: bit.ly/ATLISPOPFall20

12:06:16 From Dino Vandenheede, ASHMI.ORG : End of Year Celebrations

12:06:17 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : Infrastructure Upgrades

12:06:19 From Melissa Kummerer : report cards!

12:06:19 From pcs admin : standardizing our lms

12:06:20 From Laurie Marion, The Friends School of Atlanta : Choosing devices

12:06:22 From Louis Tullo, The Athenian School : End of Year Reflection for Faculty to lead into PD

12:06:22 From Marsha Maxwell : Graduation ceremony 

12:06:24 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : dealing w/ promethean boards

12:06:26 From Ami Steelman - Heritage Hall : PD

12:06:27 From Erika Eason : PD and prep for next year

12:06:28 From Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy : fall opening scenarios

12:06:28 From Cathy Varga : Hybrid learning devices

12:06:31 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : judging a science fair and making lunch

12:06:31 From Cristina LeBron - The Walker School : What will reopening look like?

12:06:32 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : Board report and end of year events

12:06:33 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : Migrating to new LMS/SIS, budget, next year strategies

12:06:33 From Demetri Orlando : Supporting graduation, and meetings around systemic racism

12:06:34 From Jill Brown-Albuquerque Academy : Following up with AP students taking the late exams to make sure they are all set.

12:06:35 From Vinnie Vrotny : Remote classrooms, training, onboarding a new DBA,

12:06:36 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : Licensing, Budgeting, Creating committees for June prep work for PD

12:06:36 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Organizing training resources for all our teacher resources (Canvas, Zoom, etc.)

12:06:37 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : what will opening look like

12:06:40 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : and self study

12:06:41 From Lynn Ozonian-St. Margaret's Episcopal School : infrastructure upgrades, classroom video conferencing, thermal cameras

12:06:42 From Vinnie Vrotny : Budgeting

12:06:48 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : PD for faculty

12:06:50 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : Staffing

12:06:51 From Sam Rodger - International School of Boston : End of year stuff/prepping for summer work

12:06:51 From Henry Abbey : EOY Stuff. Creating Covid screening form

12:06:51 From Ray Giles - Fayerweather Street School : Creating online summer programs

12:07:07 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : Retooling for distance/async on-boarding/training for student and staff devices deployment.

12:07:11 From Karen Roberts : scheduling

12:08:21 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : A+

12:08:21 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : B+

12:08:25 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : B

12:08:26 From Ami Steelman - Heritage Hall : B+

12:08:31 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : Solid B

12:08:33 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : B+/A-

12:08:33 From Vinnie Vrotny : Myself - A Team - A+

12:08:36 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : Quick pivot and was successful

12:08:43 From Sam Rodger - International School of Boston : B

12:08:47 From Marsha Maxwell : Team A effort C Wellness 

12:08:48 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : A+ - were repsonsive, patient, flexible, quick resolve

12:08:48 From Louis Tullo, The Athenian School : A+ because of the quality of the pivot we were able to accomplish very rapidly

12:08:54 From Laurie Marion, The Friends School of Atlanta : A plus because we all had to rise to a big challenge

12:08:54 From Sarah Rolle : A+ - We have worked non-stop to set up, support and pivot as needed on an ongoing basis

12:08:58 From Vinnie Vrotny : We’ve been forward thinking and were able to pivot

12:08:59 From Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy : A because we all worked beyond the normal

12:09:01 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : Maybe an A+ if grading on a curve. :)

12:09:05 From Cristina LeBron - The Walker School : A --> able to accomplish things in a short amount of time

12:09:08 From Sarah Rolle : Us too C on wellness

12:09:11 From Melissa Kummerer : A+.  Heroic effort to convert from a classical, very, very low tech school to an online one.    Very successful quick pivot--and realization that now that we have a full summer to plan, expectations are higher

12:09:12 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : Agee C on wellness

12:09:14 From Glen Worthing : My Team A+, all diving in to help different divisions and different needs.

12:09:22 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : exactly with emotional wellness

12:09:26 From Marsha Maxwell : No

12:09:27 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : Our support was very strong. I think we could have been more proactive on getting to the strategic decision making that we are rushing through now. 

12:09:31 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : No, we've got summer camp

12:09:34 From Laurie Marion, The Friends School of Atlanta : No

12:09:43 From Sarah Rolle : No because now we have to think about supporting summer and fall

12:09:44 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Being I am now in public school, really challenging as no funds allocated for anything we needed. Could only use what we already had or free resources.

12:09:44 From Marsha Maxwell : I think it will get worse as we inch closer to reopening 

12:09:48 From Melissa Kummerer : agree C on work/life balance and wellness....and the summer doesn't look to be changing

12:09:48 From Jill Brown-Albuquerque Academy : A : Responding to and supporting faculty.

12:09:48 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : A-  Pivot smooth - tech issues minimized - didn’t pick up on SEL issues initially, but caught some and can plan to address all

12:10:34 From Linda Graham, Bear Creek : A on implementation and tech support; B on boundaries

12:10:42 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : So many decisions hang in the balance regarding scheduling. Once we crack that nut, we can start to make supporting environments. 

12:10:45 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Now protests within a few blocks of my house, so that is stressful too.

12:10:52 From mattscully : curious about the expectations for wellness… I would almost worry about anyone who feels settled right now.

12:11:30 From Jill Brown-Albuquerque Academy : Wow! @Renee

12:11:32 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : Planning - task force just starting to meet this week

12:11:34 From Marsha Maxwell : Reopening- all of the above 

12:11:36 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : Heath/Facilities, Program, PD

12:11:37 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : Safety, Strategy, Scheule

12:11:39 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : Matt Scully, I agree. ppl are so relieved to see light at the end of the tunnel. we aren’t thinking enough about how to make this sustains

12:11:50 From Louis Tullo, The Athenian School : I would say since our priority is having students on campus, scheduling is fairly crucial right now.

12:11:51 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : *sustainable

12:11:53 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : Envisioning and being ready for a hybrid learning situation I the fall.

12:11:53 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : @mattscully - not settled, but I can see what is coming, and what will be expected. I don’t have to like it, but I can plan accordingly and force some breaks

12:11:55 From Marsha Maxwell : Not having clear guidelines 

12:11:58 From Karen Roberts : scheduling; PD for faculty

12:11:58 From Cristina LeBron - The Walker School : schedule/technology solutions/PD needs

12:12:04 From Demetri Orlando : Reengineering online instructional approaches

12:12:12 From Vinnie Vrotny : Unknown. We have a task force created (not meeting yet) and getting ready to onboard new Head, new Assistant Head, and new Middle School head

12:12:30 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Again - in a public school and they just fired the superintendent last week. So everything in my district is up in the air. There are budget cuts, people cuts, and not really a focus on tech AT ALL.

12:12:32 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : PD, hybrid, infrastructure, need for devices that are out of stock, hard to get

12:12:40 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : @Vinnie - just WOW

12:12:53 From Laurie Marion, The Friends School of Atlanta : We have five different committees - one focused on learning, one focused on tech infrastructure, one focused on campus reopening, one focused on health, 

12:13:30 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : For us so many things will depend on the schedule. 

12:13:33 From Sarah Rolle : Has anyone found a great platform for EC online?

12:14:19 From Ashley Cross, ATLIS : If you missed the the survey earlier: bit.ly/ATLISPOPFall20

12:14:41 From Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy : I am trying to discourage that model

12:14:47 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : @daisy - No!

12:14:50 From mattscully : we are looking at providing two options - one in class and one remote… not both at the same time.

12:14:51 From Sarah Rolle : Our MS director wants this but I think it will be very hard for teachers.

12:15:13 From mattscully : We will be capturing moments of direct instruction but not streaming live.

12:15:13 From Sarah Rolle : I think it is going to be very difficult.

12:15:14 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : @daisy, I am trying to discourage that model. trying to promote team teaching and PBL

12:15:32 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : Big factor - can teachers move between cohorts? Still unknown.

12:15:36 From Sarah Rolle : Order devices is time sensitive and we need to have more consistency if out students are at home again.

12:15:52 From Linda Graham, Bear Creek : Is there a good model for hybrid?  

12:16:07 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : We have already published a schedule that will allow us to pivot to each phase, and we are working through task forces right now on best practices and policies and will then implement tech solutions once we gain some directions.

12:16:14 From Jill Brown-Albuquerque Academy : I think there needs to be separate implementations and/or a different level of support needs to be put into place for the different needs of the two groups.

12:16:21 From Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy : I’ve meet with teacher committees twice and they do not want hybrid teaching

12:16:24 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : @Alex - are you willing to share?

12:16:31 From Melissa Kummerer : We are buying new laptops for all teachers (it was time on our replacement cycle, anyway)--astounded at the backlogs and it is going to be tight to get them in and provisioned in time for start of school.

12:16:35 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Also the “new” concept Hyflex - creating a learning environment where students (and teachers??) can “easily” move onsite and remotely as needed throughout the year. I can’t even imagine how that would work.

12:16:48 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : Absolutely - getting a screen up to share schedule and go through our questions

12:17:04 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : Thanks, Alex

12:17:26 From Jennifer Cronan Flinn : Hi Barb, MCOE said in yesterday’s webinar that teacher will *not* move and will need to stay with cohort.

12:18:01 From Sarah Rolle : What is MCOE?

12:18:26 From Jennifer Cronan Flinn : Sorry, MCOE - Marin County Office of Ed. I’ll find the webinar and post it

12:18:43 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : +1 on what Vinnie said about different classes needing different solutions. Classroom assignments in the fall might be more focused on how a class is taught (lecture, discussion) as opposed to what teacher is normally in a room because of furniture and tech requirements.

12:19:06 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Good thing to think about - is 6’ apart in school better than “front of the class” in distance learning? But then there is the social emotional piece.

12:20:23 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Agree with Bill and Vinnie - different classrooms have different solutions especially when factoring in grades (EC-3 much different than 4-HS).

12:20:23 From Vickie Lamb - Sycamore Education : Students will only be on campus/in class for "specials" classes like art, PE, etc. As these need more f2f, in-person instruction. Core classes will be online. 

12:21:34 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : I have my schedule ready to screen share - and can discuss strategy that we are using right now to plan and figure things out

12:21:41 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : @Vicki Lamb - core subjects in lower school online as well?

12:21:51 From Christina Lewellen, ATLIS : Thanks, Alex… I’ll toss to you soon.

12:22:27 From Vickie Lamb - Sycamore Education : @Erin O'Brien - that's the plan but still working out kinks. Still planning.

12:22:49 From Sarah Rolle : @Renee - I iunderstand that our MS teachers felt as you are saying when told that they might be teaching behind plexiglass and not be near students.

12:23:43 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : For many of our teachers, being a distance learning teacher this spring has made them a first-year teacher again in some respects. If we are just a DL school, why would people want to attend when they chose us in the past because of all the teaching experience. Hybrid seems what will be required for us (the school) to provide value to families even though it will be very difficult unless this goes away and we can go back to regular school, which I doubt, unfortunately.

12:23:48 From mattscully : Agree - managing the tech stack is essential especially for parents and students

12:24:24 From Jill Brown-Albuquerque Academy : I keep thinking back to the 

12:25:24 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : Also - cohorts are no longer effective if there are extra curriculars/sports/club teams social events that meet outside of the school day.

12:25:42 From Sarah Rolle : We are planning on being on campus but I’m afraid that not enough emphasis is being put on the remote part which will happen at some point for most.

12:25:53 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : Thank you, @Louis and @Marsha

12:26:12 From Jennifer Cronan Flinn : Resources and recordings from Marin County Office of Education on the return to school. They do elem, middle and high school-specific scenarios. There are some interesting cohort examples: https://sites.google.com/marinschools.org/mcoerethinkingschools/school-site-trainings

12:26:20 From Bill Freitas (Charlotte Latin) : @Susan - Exactly!

12:28:23 From Adam Van Auken : Here is another interesting one: https://www.ma.org/academics/instructional-continuity-2020-21

12:30:23 From Christina Lewellen, ATLIS : What is everyone’s feedback to Alex’s solution? Similar to what your school is looking at?

12:32:03 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Change of mindset by teachers and administrators

12:32:24 From Adam Van Auken : Good understanding of when to use asynchronous and when to use synchronous approaches

12:32:44 From Marsha Maxwell : Teachers who understand how to create engaging virtual experiences 

12:32:55 From mattscully : teacher competencies - well being & converting instructional strategies which tools help me make that conversion successful

12:33:02 From Louis Tullo, The Athenian School : We keep going back and forth on scheduling mostly because the truly radical shifts that might be best for teaching require a lot from teachers and there’s a concern about burnout if they have to make a significant adjustment for how they have to lay out the delivery of their curriculum in a radically different vessel.

12:33:09 From Susan Davis, ATLIS : What do those teachers know that we need others to grasp @Marsha?

12:33:36 From Vinnie Vrotny : Understanding skills, mindsets, and knowledge should be the focus, not what content needs to get covered.

12:33:45 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : Clear wayfinding so students can navigate course materials and expectations without needing to keep asking teacher. Empower/expect students to figure a bit more out on their own.

12:33:57 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : Did everyone see the American School of Japan’s PDFs? Slightly off topic, but I thought these were really good.

12:34:08 From Kerri Redding : 1. Mastery of digital literacy for faculty 2. Plan for integration of digital literacy skills into core curriculum 3. Flipped classroom and/or inquiry based learning and/or project based learning as opposed to traditional lecturing 4. Space for faculty to share success and challenges to evolve…

12:34:24 From mattscully : https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/Five-Ways-downloads/mentalhealth-5waysBP-web-single-2015.pdf

12:34:35 From Louis Tullo, The Athenian School : +1 for standardization Alex!!!

12:34:51 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : slightly off topic but what about teachers who do not feel comfortable going back on campus in the fall?

12:35:18 From Liz Beck : Another +1 for standardization. It made all the difference for us

12:35:53 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : We don’t have anything in place for the fall yet.

12:36:03 From Cristina LeBron - The Walker School : @Alex: you said that on Monday's A group is in school, B group is remote. Would this switch from week to week?

12:36:10 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : I think you are in good shape, Alex!

12:36:16 From Marsha Maxwell : too early to tell

12:36:21 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : Nor do we @ McGehee, still discussing and too many voices not enough decision making

12:36:35 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : Who’s on your planning committees? Out of curiosity? What’s the structure and process that you’ve established? This question is for everyone.

12:36:41 From Susie Toso : @Alex, I may have missed this. What are you doing for the Lower School students?

12:37:01 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : Each group spends 5 days in school over 10 days. SO A is in school Monday Tuesday and Friday on week 1, and then Wednesday and Thursday on week 2

12:37:17 From Susan Davis, ATLIS : +1 common language — we are really questioning everything

12:37:35 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : If we are out of Phase 1, our lower school is going full day schedule in both Phase 2 and Phase 3.

12:37:35 From Karen McKenzie, CA : We created based on alerts we created: green, yellow, orange, red. The schedule we created allows for the flexibility for either scenario.

12:37:41 From Laurie Marion, The Friends School of Atlanta : Is anyone thinking about what might be an ideal combination of videoconferencing, projects to do at home, asynchronous online instruction - psychologically what might work best for the "average" student?  How much time can people really take in videoconferencing?

12:37:54 From Louis Tullo, The Athenian School : Have to jump off early but it was great seeing everyone! Always enjoy hearing and contributing to these conversations. I really appreciate the resources everyone has been willing to share!

12:37:54 From Sarah Rolle : @Alex- is it he same for all ages?

12:38:23 From Vinnie Vrotny : Lucy - we have a mix of board members, administrators, and health officials on our task force. Faculty voice is coming through faculty work group led by new Assistant Head of School

12:39:33 From Karen McKenzie, CA : Here is a link to our public site that has lots of the decisions that we have made. https://healthalerts.cary.academy/?fbclid=IwAR0CRwAr0oT2bIeoTuH2ICFA4_GRCsXjovUnFyz0X32C1MNF98LIS4d1YBk

12:39:39 From Glen Worthing : that’s what we are pursuing as well.  All in school using all the rooms on campus.

12:40:05 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : @Laurie - I think “taking videoconferencing” is different for students and adults. If you have students creating an art project, having a discussion, jumping around for PE, cooking, etc. this is different than many of us as adults having hours of virtual meetings all day. Teachers have to STOP lecturing for most of the time. That will be hard for many of them.

12:40:10 From Susie Toso : @ Alex, what LMS do your Lower School students use?

12:40:52 From Jill Brown-Albuquerque Academy : I keep thinking back to the old Virtual Learning Rooms (literally one room in each school) sending the lecture/class sessions live to another school's Virtual Learning Room where students from other schools around the state of NM would 'attend' a class their school couldn't offer. The state department soon realized that there had to be a person in place at the remote school to support the students, it couldn't be the teacher who was actually teaching the class. That teacher only focused on the students in his/her room and the remote teacher didn't deliver the content, but they did support the remote students full time. 

12:41:14 From Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy : we used St Paul!s room calculator to see how the rooms can be used based on enrollment

12:41:36 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : @Susie, we are Canvas for 6-12, soon to be 4-12, and seesaw for the rest right now - but there is a push for canvas across the board. That will be a moving decision

12:42:01 From Sarah Rolle : It’s very hard!

12:42:06 From Glen Worthing : IT, Heads (LS and MS), MS Teacher, LS teacher, Communications part of task force at St. Anne’s

12:42:20 From Barbara Cohen, Brandeis Marin : YES. Head of School is looking to me as a partner. She’s dividing our work into the “now” and the “next” and Tech is one of the few areas that resides in both.

12:42:21 From Sarah Rolle : I think I may have finally gotten on the right committees. Maybe :-)

12:42:24 From mattscully : yes for most of the conversations but honestly there are so many it is hard to be part of all of them

12:42:50 From Denise Musselwhite : +1 matt

12:42:56 From Holly G, Charles Wright Academy : Wondering if schools are editing their handbooks and writing a bunch of new policies based on all these changes.

12:43:00 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : I am used to conversations in the halls. It is harder on zoom.

12:43:18 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Is anyone looking at expanding onsite hours at your school, so using evening / weekend time to have kids on campus to allow for smaller groups?

12:43:22 From Christina Lewellen, ATLIS : Yes, Erin… exactly!

12:43:39 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : Two teams - Emergency Response Team that I’m on with Asst. Head of School, HR, Comms, Facilities. Also a Contingency Planning Team which includes parents who are medical experts, and some senior leadership

12:43:40 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : We are trying to stay within the parent work day. 

12:44:13 From Vinnie Vrotny : Need to run. Thank you all for all of your knowledge and questions!

12:44:56 From Ally Wenzel - Stevenson School : We are using Slack for our Task Force teams

12:45:16 From Denise Musselwhite : yes to editing handbooks

12:45:22 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : @holly - we are adding language on our virtual school experience to all our handbooks and documents

12:45:24 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : And editing AUPs

12:45:28 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : We are using MS Teams for our teams

12:46:04 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : How are people reconfiguring help desk situations

12:46:06 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : ?

12:46:17 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : Physically, staffing-wise etc?

12:46:26 From Ashley Cross, ATLIS : For LS: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/us/cnn-sesame-street-standing-up-to-racism/index.html

12:46:46 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : @Lucy, we are not going to allow anyone in our office except our office staff. Reducing from 8 to 3 people in the office at one time. Using a window as a walk up with plexiglass.

12:46:48 From Laurie Marion, The Friends School of Atlanta : We are offering a Silent Meeting (Quaker meeting) on Friday mornings focused on racial justice for the next month.

12:47:04 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : @Lucy Using Teamviewer for remote assistance along with Zoom.

12:47:16 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : @Lucy Gray - we have really enjoyed the Zoom Helpdesk. We may do on site support with Zoom moving forward. Will have a plexiglass window. Separating staff to other areas as well. 

12:47:24 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : Thanks, @Daisy.

12:47:50 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : Thanks, @Erin. Good to know.

12:48:19 From Denise Musselwhite : can you share the framework name?

12:48:29 From Karen McKenzie, CA : @lucy_gray we have virtual zoom helpdesk that runs daily. 

12:48:53 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : @Lucy @Karen we do too. We call it Support. :-)

12:49:07 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : Darn autocorrect Zupport.

12:49:11 From Karen McKenzie, CA : Essential Partners : https://whatisessential.org/workshops

12:49:12 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : LOL

12:49:26 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : I like that, Daisy!

12:49:50 From Karen McKenzie, CA : @daisy, that's awesome! 

12:49:59 From Henry Abbey : Thanks @Ashkey. I had my first difficult race conversation with my own kids last night. I hope 'Sesame Street' lightens it up for us

12:50:34 From Ashley Cross, ATLIS : Henry, glad to share! Hopefully that will be a good resource for the little ones

12:51:39 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : I am getting strong push back from Lower and EC regarding our Blackbaud LMS. I am very interested in this topic.

12:52:13 From Karen McKenzie, CA : @erin What is their concern?

12:52:14 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : @erin - what is the pushback - do they not want an LMS

12:52:38 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : I think because it is parent driven they are not used to the functionality of any LMS.

12:52:51 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : Erin, we are too, want easier and flexible platforms?

12:52:58 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : We had a template in Google Docs with basic links each week in addition to Seesaw

12:52:58 From Renee Ramig-Mt. Diablo Adult Education : Especially at schools that have pushed back on tech in EC and lower school.

12:52:59 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : One thing that we did for all the PS-5 iPads is create a icon with the teacher’s face to that teacher’s Zoom link so they could just one tap to get in. Not an LMS, but has been super helpful.

12:53:07 From Lucy Gray - North Shore Country Day : It helped parents navigate.

12:53:12 From Karen Huang, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions : how much training has been provided to parents/families on how to use the LMS?

12:53:28 From Liz Beck : We use Seesaw for K-2. It’s not perfect, but we have a workflow.

12:53:52 From mattscully : we create templates in google drive for LS to produce a weekly sheet with the information

12:54:00 From Marsha Maxwell : thanks everyone! I have to go. It was informative as usual. Again Thanks!!

12:54:10 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : We created a similar template to navigate the day

12:54:26 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : We did similar to what Holly just said. Each homeroom as a Google Doc with a table that shows the schedule with links to the Zoom rooms. Links to those various documents are linked from a Google Site.

12:54:40 From Liz Beck : We use Seesaw Activities that post at specific times to stack according to the student schedule. One Seesaw class per homeroom, all teachers assigning to that one homeroom page

12:54:46 From Maribel Castro - McGehee : That would be great to have, and I can share ours.

12:55:00 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : Used Google Form password trick to sort of protect the Zoom links since parents are doing the access not domain Zoom accounts.

12:55:19 From Alex Podchaski - North Broward Preparatory School : Will dig up templates and share

12:55:45 From Kerri Redding : Thanks, Alex!

12:55:56 From Holly G, Charles Wright Academy : index of all homeroom schedules: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c_8Qc5RVW13wU6QiaAn5GcX_4xa5S_5TOFuO7JCx1jM/

12:56:00 From Theresa Jay, Thayer Academy : thanks all!,

12:56:24 From Sarah Rolle : @Holly - no access

12:56:27 From Kerri Redding : @Holly- check the permissions on the document-

12:56:45 From Denise Musselwhite : thank you for your ongoing collaboration. I learn so much during this virtual collaboration!

12:56:49 From Holly G, Charles Wright Academy : sorry…it’s not my document. I’ll have to share the link directly to the homerooms. Those are public so parents can access!

12:56:57 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : This was our hooray!

12:56:59 From Erin O’Brien - Isidore Newman School : https://vimeo.com/423179177

 

12:57:41 From Holly G, Charles Wright Academy : Preschool schedule—does this one work? None of these are mine. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v9gmmkx2cqX4ePB-X04T55YaQJaViKjnFUdig6fHHoA/

12:57:47 From Bill Campbell, Dwight-Englewood : https://sites.google.com/d-e.org/distance-learning-ls/. (Actual schedules are not publicly available as we are protecting the Zoom links.)

12:57:49 From Daisy Steele, Catlin Gabel School : This was our hooray! https://vimeo.com/420813009/8313e28d37

12:58:55 From Liz Beck : Example of what our Seesaw Activities look like: https://sites.google.com/laurenceschool.com/onlinelearning/grades-k-2?authuser=0#h.sk9pxks7qsxn We embed the Zoom links directly into the Activity

 

 

 

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