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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
An example of the shift that occured in Mrs. Trembly's teaching is Camp Chromebook. During Camp Chromebook, Mrs. Trembly and her 3rd grade class use the Chromebooks in pairs. Instead of Mrs. Trembly using a direct insruction approach to share her knowledge and skills acquired in the many technology professional development courses she has attended, she is supporting a constructivist, collaborative approach. "In the fast paced world of instructional technology, I realized that if I wait until I am an 'expert', my students and I will miss out on learing opportunities."
Durng Camp Chromebook, Mrs. Trembly facilitates the first section of learning, related to a new skill, or a skill she would like her students to integrate into their current learning. She then opens the space for students to discover and learn skills collaboratively. To promote collaboration, students are paired up to work on a Chromebook. When a student or students make a discovery they give a signal and the class gives their attention. The students then share what they discovered with the class, and the class continues to build up skills and expertise together. For example, if during Camp Chromebook the class is working with Google Docs, Mrs. Trembly will share first. Then, as students discover how to use comments, or tools or shortcuts, they become the teacher, sharing their knowledge with the class.
Mrs. Trembly's willingess to expand her knowledge, reflect on herself and her practices, and make shifts related to teaching and learning has been an encouragement to her whole learning community. She is empowering learners, including her students, herself, and her staff. This is just one of the innovative teaching shifts that the Fall River community is embracing. Watch for more as we share our stories of STEM in action.