• Planning Resources for Teachers

    Richmond County School System 
    Distance Learning Day Plan

    During Distance Learning, all students are expected to continue learning and demonstrating mastery of their content. Each teacher will provide content and course specific assignments for their students to complete. In addition, the district has prepared supplemental lessons for all students. The RCSS Distance Learning plan and resources can be found on our website at rcboe.org/distancelearning.

    Expectations for Teachers

    • Complete the “Just-in-Time: Digital Learning” course. Once you complete the course, proudly share your badge in your email signature line.

    • Teachers are expected to communicate asynchronously. What does that mean? That means your students will be learning at different times. In other words, communication is not live. It offers both teachers and students more flexibility to work at a time convenient for them. Asynchronous learning also allows students to work at their own pace. Teachers are NOT expected to conduct Skype or other video conferencing live instruction.

    • Teachers are expected to supplement the district’s Distance Learning lessons with their own meaningful content and course-specific materials. These materials should be available daily. The teacher should create a schedule for posting assignments, communicating, and grading work.

    • Teachers are expected to be available for communication throughout the regular school hours. Share your preferred contact method (email, text, Remind, Dojo, etc.).

    • Teachers are expected to differentiate their content and course specific materials for students’ diverse digital needs. Survey your students to determine their levels of online access. If needed, consider a project-based assignment or non-digital assignments. Provide related rubrics and assignment expectations prior to your Distance Learning Day.

    • Teachers are expected to establish their expectations for student learning. Communicate your expectations to your students. Let them know exactly how their work will be assessed and graded.

    Digital Learning Day Badge Justintime

    Resources from GaDOE Division of Teaching & Learning:

    GA COVID-19 Resource Page Stay up-to-date with the GA Department of Education Coronavirus information.

    AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus webpage: College Board released their plan to offer AP Exams virtually. This year’s AP Exams will not include questions from the final units of the course – units typically covered in March and April. In addition, the streamlined Exams will take no longer than an hour and will be doable on a mobile phone. College Board is also offering free remote learning resources for students and educators. 

    GA Department of Education Digital Learning Resources: Extensive training opportunities and resources including free online courses for teachers new to virtual learning and instructional resources organized by content area.

    Effective Online Teaching” free course for teachers already available

    Open Educational Resources curated for teachers and students:
           GeorgiaStandards.org (Teacher Resource Link and Essentials Toolkit)
              Georgia Public Broadcasting

    Galileo library

    An offer from Kennesaw State University’s iTeach to coach educators about how to teach with online resources: Continuity Resources and Support from iTeach:ly/iTeachContinuity 

    Amazing Educational Resources: Education companies offering FREE subscriptions

    GaDOE Testing FAQs

    TCSG Admissions/ACCUPLACERTechnical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is suspending placement exam requirements for admission to summer and fall 2020 classes. The system is also suspending the requirement to submit a high school transcript or equivalency transcript in addition to waiving the requirement that students must submit scores on the ACCUPLACER exam.


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