Remote Learning – K-12 Plan

  • If In-Person learning must switch to full Remote learning at any point during the year, the instruction will be a mixture of synchronous (students learning online together at the same time) and asynchronous. The purpose of this webpage is to provide more information about the plan for Remote learning, if we must make that switch at any point during the year.


    Purpose and Overview

    The Remote learning plan allows the classroom teacher to directly engage with every student five days a week. Students receive direct instruction, individualized feedback, and a chance to connect as a community. Students also receive instruction from specialist teachers and receive the Social Emotional Learning curriculum with extensions and activities to complete asynchronously. This plan also allows for multiple students in a home with limited technology to have an opportunity to receive synchronous learning.


    Weekly Schedule

    This schedule provides synchronous learning including all content areas and addresses the challenge of limited technology in households.

    Remote Learning Weekly Schedule

    • Elementary School
      Students will receive instruction in up to four content areas a day with specials offerings that are staggered throughout the week.

    • Middle School
      Students will maintain an A day - B day schedule with core content and electives offered each day. Half will be on the A day and the other half on the B day.

    • High School
      Students will transition to an A day - B day schedule. They will receive instruction in four periods a day as opposed to the two-period day offered for In-Person Learning. Half of their classes will be on the A day and the other half on the B day.


    General Expectations

    Classroom Teachers: 

    • Five days of synchronous/ real time learning each week (See schedule above)
      • Teachers will also host office hours to support students when they are not delivering synchronous/ real time (These hours will be scheduled)
      • Students will receive some synchronous learning each day, and have self-directed learning each day.

    Special Service Providers:

    • Special Education
      • Special education providers will collaborate with classroom teachers to support core content as well as provide direct instruction weekly to support Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. The direct support will be offered outside of the core content schedule above.
      • Students who receive special education services will have a specific remote learning plan. Your team will be in contact should remote learning be implemented.
    • English Language Supports (ELS)
      • English Language support specialists will co-teach with classroom teachers to support English Learners within the core content block above.
    • Gifted and Talented (GT)
      • Gifted and Talented teachers will co-teach with classroom teachers to support GT students within the core content block above.
    • More Information
      • For information about students who receive services such as special education, English language supports, and Gifted and Talented supports, view this presentation.


    • Grades will be given.
    • Attendance will be taken.
    • Students will be expected to engage daily.

    CCSD Consistency:

    • Learning Management System
      • Schoology
        • Technology Tools within the Learning Management System
          • SeeSaw
          • Google Suites
          • Microsoft Teams


    • Food and Nutrition will provide breakfast and lunch at remote locations similar to the Spring of 2020.
  • Definitions:

    Synchronous Learning

    Learning that takes place in real-time. This might look like students completing daily learning tasks at a specific time where student schedules are “in sync” and at the same pace. Other examples include virtual conferences where the whole class can log on and learn together.

    Asynchronous Learning

    Learning that takes place without real-time interaction. This would look like students having a week to complete 1-3 lessons, but within that week students are progressing at their own pace. This might include using HyperDocs, implementing a project-based learning opportunity, and creating videos that students can watch and re-watch at any time as they progress through the learning.

    Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous Approaches

    Teachers will utilize both types of learning structures. For example, a teacher might hold a virtual class meeting – giving the option for real-time interaction. Teachers can record the meeting so other students who were not able to attend could watch at a later time.

    Support Services for Special Populations

    Cherry Creek Elementary Online will have a Special Populations team, comprised of a School Psychologist, IEP/504 teacher, Gifted and Talented teacher, and an English Language Specialist to support our students.

    Learning Tools (Learning Management System, online platforms, etc.)

    A common technology platform will provide students access to online courses or digital instructional materials.  An LMS generally includes software for creating and editing course content, communication tools, assessment tools, and other features for managing the course.

Last Modified on August 5, 2020