- Making connections with every family is critical.
- Explain how families can access the instructional materials and resources.
- Set up office hours for student support.
- Leverage all district staff to ensure that families are able to connect via phone at a time that works for them.
- Consider recording staff read-alouds and sharing them via automated messages.
- Focus only on the most critical learning targets.
- Limit the number of problems to 10 or less on a page.
- Include problems with varied levels of depth of knowledge.
- Provide detailed directions:
- Consider creating videos explaining the assignment linked with QR codes.
- Communicate if/how material will be assessed.
- Encourage students to call for help during office hours or through hotlines.
- Encourage students to write daily.
- Offer prompts that inspire students to chronicle this moment in history.
- Provide guidance around the importance of talking about a topic or prompt prior to writing.
- Ask students to read their journal entries to family and friends.
- Encourage the students to add illustrations and other forms of art to enhance their writing.
- Tune into DPTV (channel 56) as they offer blocks of programming geared to specific age groups.
- Download the free DPTV app to watch from your phone or device at any time.
- Sign up for the DPTV/PBS Newsletter for daily activities and suggestions for extending learning during this time.
Visit the DPTV Education website.