FULL-TIME DISTANCE EDUCATION
Components of Distance Education
Full-time distance education requires that all learning take part outside of the school buildings at this time, with opportunities for online instruction and times of independent study. CCSD’s full-time distance education model supports students, families, and educators through the following components:
With this type of instruction, learning is happening in real time for students. This includes video conferencing lessons, live webinars, interactive live chat discussions, virtual, and face-to-face instruction.
Recording Synchronous Sessions
Though student engagement in real-time synchronous learning opportunities is highly valued, there may be times when circumstances outside of a student’s control may prevent him or her from participating in real-time synchronous sessions.
Educators are encouraged to record synchronous sessions, especially if students are absent during the synchronous sessions; however, educators will take precautions to protect student information as required under federal law.
Parents/guardians are asked to provide an Authorization for Release of Education Records for their student via Infinite Campus or by submitting a paper authorization to the teacher: Authorization for Release of Education Records
While protecting student information privacy in alignment with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), educators may make recorded sessions or other alternatives available to students who are unable to take part in the real-time instruction:
- Educators may record and share synchronous sessions with students in the class who attended or missed the sessions.
- Parents and/or students cannot share or post the recordings and may not independently record the sessions.
- Access to the recorded sessions should be granted only to students who are enrolled in the class and should be password protected.
- Instructional videos may be offered to help students understand the concepts taught during the synchronous sessions.
- Students may be assigned to work collaboratively with other students who missed the synchronous sessions to complete the instructional task(s) that were done collaboratively during the sessions.
- Educators may use small-group synchronous sessions and support students during virtual office hours.
- PowerPoint, slide show, or other instructional materials used during the synchronous sessions may be provided.