eLearning for Teachers
March 18, 2020
Dear Parkway teachers,
This is a challenging time for our entire society. We are all experiencing concern for ourselves and our loved ones. As educators, we have additional concerns for the students we care for each day. Transitioning to a remote, eLearning experience in the middle of the year is far from ideal, and even more so given the short turnaround we have to be ready to support students.
During this closure, there is no way to fully replicate an at-school experience within an online learning environment, nor should we try to do so. Parkway will not expect students or teachers to follow their normal schedule or be online for a full day of learning. Instead, the vast majority of the work will involve students learning at their own pace and the flexibility to complete assignments at a time that works best for their families.
Parkway will activate eLearning on Wednesday, March 25. Teachers will use Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 for development and preparation to implement eLearning beginning Wednesday, March 25 and ending Friday, April 3. If the current closure extends beyond April 3, we will reassess all of the expectations and guidance below. Click here to access our eLearning Guidance for Teachers during this emergency closure. We will continue to update these resources as needed and provide support to you in the coming days. Thank you for your hard work, patience and commitment to our students!
Dr. Kevin Beckner
Assistant Superintendent TLA