What is E-Learning? 

The e-learning day is intended to do a number of things to help prepare students for their future including but not limited to:

  • More and more careers create opportunities where workers need to learn the self discipline to complete required work from home or offsite.

  • Students who are looking to attend college will most likely need to complete an online learning course during their time.

  • Over 80 students are currently enrolled to take online courses in Belle Plaine.

  • We realize e-learning days will help students begin to understand the experience of digital learning.

  • E-Learning days will also help younger students understand the possibilities they may have at the secondary level to enroll in online classes we cannot offer in school if we do not have the enrollment to support them.  

  • Working in an online environment is going to be a way of the 21st Century.  We are hoping to work with students and help them gain skills to be successful in this world.

Purpose:  

MN Statutes, 120A.414

  • To provide flexibility in instruction and allow for preparation prior to conferences

  • To continue providing meaningful learning with an innovative solution for all students on inclement weather days

  • Maximize our investment in 1:1 technology.

  • Allow our students the opportunity to practice the kind of online learning that is increasingly part of both college and the workplace.

    Expectations:

  • Lessons will be online or will be provided in paper/pencil format.  Lessons will be specific to grade level and core subject standards. Teachers will avoid giving busy-work or “additional” work just to fill the day.

  • Teachers are responsible for taking student attendance throughout the day. This may consist of monitoring Schoology login history, online discussion, submission of traditional school work or online assessments, etc., and/or parent verification of student participation. Students in grades 7-12 may connect with their Advisory teacher for attendance.

  • Teachers will post their lessons by 10:00am to Schoology, accessible by both students and parents.

  • Teachers can be reached via school email or through Schoology from 10am to 3pm.

  • Students with an Individualized Education Plan will follow lessons provided by their classroom teachers and/or lessons modified by their caseworkers online or otherwise (hard copies, projects, reading, etc…)

  • Accommodations for students without access to internet will be addressed on an individual basis previous to the school year. In most cases there will be a set “standard” for what is expected for those days if without internet access.  For a scheduled e-learning day, students will be sent with materials necessary to fulfill expectations.

We appreciate your willingness to give this a try. Whenever we work with with something new we understand there may be questions. Please click on the link below to hopefully help answer a few.