Welcome to Distance Learning
Components of Distance Education Reopening our schools in a full-time distance education model supports students, families, and educators through several delineated initiatives and structures.
Full-time distance education for the 2020-2021 school year includes the following components: Asynchronous Instruction •Learning does not occur at the same time for students. This includes recorded video content and other digital media and content for students to work through independently.
Audio Conferencing •While online meeting platforms may be used during distance education, telephonic conference calls with multiple students may occur to optimize access and instruction. Online meeting platform attendance without the video function is audio conferencing.
Learning Line •CCSD created the Learning Line, a service in which CCSD personnel provides support for all students via telephone to maximize learning through distance education. This service may be reached at 702-799-6644. Educators are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to assist students in both English and Spanish during scheduled school days.
Learning Management System (LMS) •The key component of an LMS, an online platform enabling instructional delivery, resource housing, and containing other tools to assist with distance education, is that students can access it at any time and anywhere. The District's LMS is Canvas. Teachers can access content and other tools such as Google Classroom from within Canvas.
Synchronous Instruction •Learning is happening in real-time for all students. This includes video conferencing lessons, live webinars, interactive live chat discussions, virtual, and face-to-face instruction. Video Conferencing •Creating live audio and video connections between multiple students. Google Hangouts Meet is used to conduct student-based, video conferencing experiences.
Virtual Office Hours •Dedicated blocks of times when educators provide one-to-one interactions with students to support individualized instruction and clarification seeking efforts from students and families regarding course content and asynchronous assignments. Virtual office hours may occur through video or audio conferencing methods.
Weekly Instructional Guide •This is a guide to structure student learning and communicate weekly schedules and distance education requirements for students. Synchronous and asynchronous learning times are provided in the plans along with other supports for educators, students, and families.
Wellness Checks •A process in which licensed professionals, coordinated and calendared by the Multidisciplinary Leadership Team (MLT), establish times for student and family check-in protocols. The wellness check-in process may occur virtually or in-person to determine student academic, social-emotional, or health needs. This process is intended to optimize the general well-being of students involved in distance education. The process also ascertains connectivity and technology access deficits, if exhibited.