- Determine where and when learning packets will be distributed to students, such as during meal delivery or via mail, and how they will be returned to the teachers.
- Create guidelines for teachers’ review of student learning, including regularity of the review, formative feedback delivery methods, and platforms to record students’ questions.
- Consider ways to support student learning, such as differentiated work or exemplars/models.
- Develop a communication protocol to connect families to students’ learning.
- Design a weekly schedule to keep teachers, students and families informed and on track.
Learning Packets Considerations
- 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.
- Avoid overwhelming students by simplifying the arrangement of tasks on each page.
- Provide detailed directions.
- Consider creating videos to explain the assignment and link videos with a QR code.
- Communicate how/if the material will be assessed.
- How will the student receive feedback?
- Establish ways to connect with students and their families.
- How will the student communicate questions about the assignment and/or the feedback?
- How will parents contact teachers for additional information?
- Encourage daily opportunities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
- Ideas for the content of the learning packets can be obtained from Academic Resources.