Virtual Classroom Platforms
The LPCA remote learning experience uses Google Classroom in grades K-5, and Echo in grades 6-12. Virtual classroom resources are accessed primarily through the scholar’s LPCA Google Account.
- Signing into Google Chrome is the most convenient way to use the learning resources.
- When signed in, the Chrome browser automatically gives the scholar access to their synced bookmarks, internet history, and saved passwords across any device they use.
Remote Synchronous and Asynchronous learning are used in a blended method. Daily tasks are identified as either synchronous or asynchronous.
- Remote Synchronous Learning defined as two-way, real-time, live, instruction between teachers and students, through the computer or other electronic devices. For synchronous learning activities, teachers will schedule specific times for the class to come together and complete instruction and work in pairs, small groups, and /or all together.
- Remote Asynchronous Learning is a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials at their own pace and on their own time. They interact with the teacher as needed through the computer or other electronic devices. In this setting, teachers will provide instruction, learning resources and support through the use of the Virtual Classroom.
All students are encouraged to engage in both synchronous and asynchronous instruction within the scheduled times. Students engage with the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer, other electronic devices, or over the phone. The student will be able to communicate with the teacher and will also receive some two-way, real-time, live, instruction during assigned synchronous times.
By combining face-to-face instruction with remote learning, students complete daily activities. Proof of participation is demonstrated through assignments, videos, and photos. Activities include choice boards and self-selected reading and writing.