eLearning Day

FAQ

Why do we have eLearning Days?

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) encourages school districts to hold yearly eLearning Days as an opportunity for students to engage their lessons through technology initiatives. Students receive curriculum instruction electronically. eLearning Day is a day of instruction outside of the classroom.

 

Why is it important for our students?

As the IDOE transitions to digital standardized testing, example ISTEP+ and iLearn, as colleges move to electronic submission of homework, quizzes, and tests, and as technology is transforming the 21-st century workforce, we feel it is our responsibility to expose students to projects such as eLearning Days. By incorporating creativity, practical application, and technology into our curriculum, we hope to prepare our students for the problem-solving, critical thinking, and digital skills they will need for their future.

In addition, the IDOE is exploring using eLearning Days as an option to closing schools for snow days. Instead of losing a day of school only to make it up later, students would complete online lessons and not fall behind in their studies.

For these reasons, we are joining many schools in Indiana and nationally by holding eLearning Days. eLearning Day for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

 

eLearning Day, Thursday, October 3, 2019

Students in all grades (pre-k through 12th grade) will engage in digital curriculum at a location of their choice. Students will not come to school. School buses will not be in service.  Please note that Friday, October 4th is a regular school day.

 

Why was October 3rd selected as our eLearning Day?

Thursday, October 3rd was selected as this year’s eLearning Day as our K-6 students would already be out of school on that day due to parent/teacher conferences.  Once selected, the date was then reserved for middle and high school teachers as a state-mandated professional development day.

 

What will happen on eLearning Day?

Students in grades 5 – 12 will take home their Chromebooks. Students in grades K-4th leave their devices at school as a standard practice. Parents will receive instruction from teachers for students in grades K-4.

Pre-kindergarten teachers have created age-appropriate activities in SeeSaw for students to enjoy. Lessons are optional for pre-k students.

Homework from the eLearning Day online instruction may include videos, online assignments, writing a paper, creating a presentation, internet research, or any activity relevant to the student’s curriculum.

 

How will attendance be taken?

Students who turn in their eLearning Day homework will be considered present on Thursday, October 3rd.

 

When is homework due?

Teachers decide if homework will be turned in electronically or in print. Digital homework is due Monday, October 7 at 5 pm and can be completed on Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, home computers, or school lab computers. If in print, homework will be collected on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

If my child is in grade K-4, where can lessons be completed on eLearning Day?

Locations + times will be added closer to the event date.

Brooklyn STEM Academy

Centerton Elementary

Green Township School

Paragon Elementary

Poston Road Elementary

Smith Fine Arts Academy

South Elementary

 

What if I have a question about my lessons or homework?

Please feel free to email teachers on eLearning Day.

 

What if I have a slow connection or no internet connection from home?

Our business community is excited to support students who need Wi-Fi on eLearning Day. Please see our list of options below: Locations + times- to be determined.

 

What if I am unable to travel to Martinsville on eLearning Day?

Please note- updated information will be added closer to the event date.

Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th

 

If I’m having technical issues, is tech support available?

Please note – updated information will be added closer to the event date.

 

May I order lunch for my child on eLearning Day?

Please note – updated information will be added closer to the event date.