Remote Teaching At Home Learning Plan for Teachers, Specialists, and Certificated staff

The ISD framework for providing instruction for essential new learnings during this emergency closure draws from guidance by OSPI, which calls for grounding our actions in compassion, and communication and common sense. This framework was built around the following themes:

  1. Focus on essential learning for students
  2. Emphasize relationships in this new learning environment
  3. Be flexible and ready to adapt when needs arise
  4. Decisions must support all populations of students
  5. Make the work manageable given the shift to implement and sustain new methods of delivering instruction
  6. Encourage use of materials, resources and platforms that are already in use
  7. Instructional models may be a blending of non-technology, and virtual platforms, including those that enable a visual contact with the staff member
  8. Establish a consistent and agreed upon framework of expectations, communication models and practices that all stakeholders share
  9. Support and training for all staff will occur, to the extent reasonably possible, prior to implementation and throughout the duration of the remaining school year
  10. Extend grace to all in these unique and trying times

Phase 1: March 23 – April 12

Student Learning Goals

Provide Emergency Education Learning Resources (EELRs) that focus on:

  • Provide optional resources that are flexible for families dealing with crisis
  • Support social-emotional care
  • Reinforce prior learning
  • Promote intellectual engagement

Determine Essential New Learnings (ENLs):

  • Facilitate staff to identify the most essential learning priorities for the remainder of the school year
  • Adapt existing curriculum to focus on essential learning.
  • Develop new lesson and unit plans to align with ENL

Learning Tools and Platforms

Use of Standard Communication Tools:

  • District Email 
  • Teacher web pages

Use of ISD-supported Digital Learning Tools and Resources including:

  • Office 365 w/ Teams
  • Seesaw (K-8)
  • Actively Learn
  • Flip Grid
  • ISD provided tools & resources including Clever (K-5) & Class Link (6-12)

Use of various teacher selected supplemental tools and resources

Targeted Time for Instruction

Flexible and determined by certificated staff for their grade level or discipline, may focus on weekly learning activities.


Providing feedback to students and consulting with parents.

Staff Learning and Planning

Staff members engage in meetings, collaboration and professional development with the focus on the following:

  • Completing essential professional development
    • Continue essential work in progress
    • Maintain learning through EELRs
    • Prepare for remote teaching of ENLs
  • Learning remote teaching strategies
    • Electronic platforms, tools or resources to support student learning;
    • Administer or participate in required work such as IEPs, Evaluations, 504s, etc.;
  • Participating in team planning

Spring Break

Educational instruction will not be provided April 13 through April 17.

Phase 2: April 20 – End of School

Student Learning Goals

Transition from EELRs to Essential New Learnings (ENLs) that include:

  • Daily lesson delivery of ENLs
  • Adapt how learning opportunities and instruction will be delivered based on content, grade level and limits created by emergency closure
  • Identify how students demonstrate their learning from home
  • Ensure students who do not have the ability to join live-streamed instruction have access to the learning in another manner
  • Continue services for special populations

Certificated support staff (counselors, Deans, PBSES coaches, and Graduation Specialists) assist to ensuring students have access and address needs identified by teachers.

Ensure appropriate planning for the 2020-21 school year including promotion, secondary course credits toward graduation, and class placements

Counselors, Deans, and PBSES Coaches, and Graduation Specialists support student learning focusing on students of concern.

Learning Tools and Platforms

Use of Standard Communication Tools:

  • District Email 
  • Teacher web pages

Use and expand as needed ISD-supported Digital Learning Tools and Resources from Phase 1.

Plan for and provide print-resources (as feasible with the Stay-at-Home order)

Use supplemental resources and tools including:

  • Tools selected to allow video, interactive learning on-demand (when student is available)
  • Resources/tools selected by schools and/or programs

Facilitate selection of Learning Management System for implementation for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Targeted Time for Instruction

Targeted times for active student engagement (see definition below) on the ENLs each day are as follows:


  • Grade K-1: 45 minutes, Grade 2-3: 60 minutes, Grade 4-5: 90 minutes per day
  • Specialist time including PE, Music, Library, SAGE, Title/LAP, Special Education is in addition to the above times
  • Times do not limit optional enrichment learning activities

Middle and High School

  • 180 minutes combined for all classes

"Engagement" includes the following:

  • Activities structured by the teacher that students can do on their own schedule such as video lessons, use of interactive software, packets and use of other digital and non-digital instructional activities.
  • Live streaming

Regular office hours as determined by staff member, for availability (may include email, live streaming and voice calls/phone)


Age-appropriate assessment, feedback and grading practices will include:

  • Teacher provides informal and formal feedback on student assignments
  • Assessment check for mastery of Essential New Learnings
  • Assess progress toward students’ IEP goals as feasible (special education)
  • Grading may include letter grades, Pass/Fail, competency-based grading, and/or waivers as consistent with guidance from the state

Provide year-end grade reports including:

  • K-5 Report Cards
  • 6-12 Grades / Report Cards
  • Special Ed progress updates
Support for meeting graduation requirements

Staff Learning and Planning

Continuing from Phase 1

Staff will be provided support, professional development and technical assistance for remote teaching of ENLs including:

  • Facilitation and use of appropriate assessments
  • Systems for special education and other certificated staff specialists to work with general education teachers

Staff members will complete essential professional learning or collaboration including:

  • Staff and Team meetings
  • Conferencing by staff groups necessary for ENLs and grading
  • Year end activities such as support for master scheduling, class placement, etc
  • Preparation and transition planning for the 2020-2021 school year
This page was last updated at 2:53 PM on Friday, April 24, 2020.