Dear Students/Parents,

This week, we started the first phase of our distance learning program, the learning packets. Remember to complete your learning packets and return once classes resume. The next phase begins on Monday, March 30, 2020. Students and teachers will go online for a comprehensive digital learning experience that includes elements of independent learning, video-based lessons, and a variety of online software, including Google Classroom.

Click here for Distance Learning Parent Letter Spanish Version: Información de aprendizaje a distancia

ACCESS to TECHNOLOGY

Students will sign in to my.harmonytx portal to reach integrated software and google classrooms on chromebooks or other devices. Parent guide to access my.harmonytx portal and Google classrooms can be seen in the Parent Guide English and Spanish presentations. Live and recorded parent webinars will be hosted in the following days and webinar information will be available on the campus website and Facebook pages. Students without computers or access to the internet at home should contact their school.For further details on accessing technology, you may visit https://www.parent.harmonytx.org/athomelearning and Free Internet access for 60 days.)

GOOGLE CLASSROOM

HPS will utilize Google G-Suite platform to provide learning plans for students. Students will log in to their My Harmony accounts to join the google classrooms by using the codes provided by their teachers. Teachers will use the platform to communicate, provide feedback, and assess the learning progress of their students. Harmony students have already been using blended learning software in their classrooms; software will be integrated into learning plans.

Throughout the next phases, our teachers will be available via email and other digital platforms to provide structure, guidance, and feedback. Once, our teachers set up their google classroom, they will contact you to start the online learning experience. Information regarding grading and high school credits will be shared later.

Below, you will find the comprehensive plan and a sample daily schedule you can follow.
STUDENTS with SPECIAL NEEDS
For students in special education and 504 programs, accommodations and/or modifications will be implemented to the extent appropriate and possible by our teachers in google classrooms (technology may have some limitations).  For students in pullout programs, our special education teachers will create google classrooms, provide resources and support virtually to the extent appropriate and possible (technology may have some limitations). We are still working on a plan regarding provision of speech therapy and related services, ARDs, 504 meetings, and FIEs. For all of these matters, we are following guidelines from the State of Texas and Department of Education, which is still forthcoming and additional changes may be made as we receive further instruction. Your patience is appreciated as we work to ensure student needs are met.

DISTANCE LEARNING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

High Schools 
Content Area
Learning Platform 
Integrated Online Resources 
Software Goals 
Useful Information
Mathematics
·        Google Classroom ·        Alg 1: Pearson Realize, ALEKS,

 

·        Geo, Alg2: Pearson Realize

Practice assignments on Pearson Realize

 

AND

 

If available, ALEKS Formative Assessment or 15 ALEKS topics per week
Students are expected to follow the procedures provided in the self-learning plans through Google Classroom.

 

Students are assigned weekly assessments either through ALEKS or Google Classroom.
Mathematics
·        Pearson MyMathLab
Pre-Cal, Alg Reasoning, AP Cal, AP Stats: Pearson, MyMathLab
Students are expected to complete the practice and assessment tasks assigned by the teachers on Pearson MyMathLab
ELAR
Google Classroom
MyOn, NoRedInk,
15-30 m. weekly (NoRedInk)
Daily Reading (20 m.) + Weekly Reading Response
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Daily Writing (x4 / week)
Biology/PreAP-Biology
Google Classroom
STEMScopes, POGIL, CK-12 Amoeba Sisters Channel, Bozeman Science Videos
N/A
Use STEMscopepedia as an online textbook option.
Chemistry
Google Classroom
cK12, PhET, POGIL, Parlay
N/A
Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom, but students will need to login to their Harmony Portal to access their cK12 and Parlay accounts. Learning packets that correlate to the online lessons will also be available for students without the internet at their individual campuses / teachers.
Physics
Google Classroom
OpenStax( Online Textbook)
Social Studies
Google Classroom
N/A
N/A
2 tasks per week:

·        1 reading based (content)

·        1 writing based

(skills) 

ESL
Google Classroom
N/A
N/A
High school ESOL courses will have SCL materials
Dual Credit Courses
Google Classroom
 

Content provided by local community colleges
AP Courses
Google Classroom
College Board Online System
 

Local campuses will communicate more information.
Electives/CTE/ Counseling Services
Google Classroom
 

Local campuses will communicate more information.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Activity
Estimated Time
Platform
ELA
40-45 min
Google Classroom
Math
40-45 min.
Google Classroom
Science/SS
40-45 min.
Google Classroom