How are at-home learning and face-to-face classes structured?
Coursework for the week will be available to all students in Google Classroom on Fridays, prior to the start of the week.
Every student (hybrid and virtual) will be presented with four lessons per week followed by a review. Each lesson will consist of three parts: Start Here, Guided Practice, and Check for Understanding.
- The Start Here portion is the activating part of the lesson; it should be the teacher introducing the lesson and explicitly teaching. This may be a live or pre-recorded video. Teachers also have the flexibility to narrate through their instructional resources.
- The Guided Practice portion of the lesson will give students multiple opportunities to practice and apply what the teacher has taught. This may be teacher-created or a link to a different platform.
- Finally, the Check for Understanding portion of the lesson summarizes the learning. During this portion, students may participate in some type of short-cycle formative assessment that provides immediate feedback, lessening the opportunity for them to repeat learning errors.
In addition to the four three-part lessons, students will show what they know/can do on two formative assessments; these assessments are to be completed outside of class (virtually) when the student feels he/she is ready.
Since we believe as a district that relationships are a critical component of the learning process, students will also get a chance to participate in whole group LIVE instruction. Every Friday, students will have an opportunity to interact with both their teachers and classmates during a review of the week’s lessons. These synchronous sessions will last for 45 minutes, and we strongly encourage students to participate. The link to join the Google Meet will be located in the header of Google Classroom, and it will go live at the start of each block.
1st Block: starts at 7:50am
2nd Block: starts at 9:35am
3rd Block: starts at 11:10am
4th Block: starts at 1:15pm
Every other Friday, students will review the material and take a summative assessment, which is also completed outside of class (virtually).
Each week, students will be offered optional enrichment activities so that they can gain a richer understanding of the material being taught.
Students will conclude each week with feedback to the teacher and a reflection of their learning. Future learning experiences may be modified based on the data generated from the weekly reflections.
How can students access their assignments in Google Classroom?
Once logged in to their Google account, students may access Google Classroom two ways: (1) visit https://classroom.google.com and select the appropriate course; or (2) go to https://bchs.burke.k12.ga.us/, select Staff Directory from the Faculty & Staff drop-down menu, choose the teacher and click on the link posted on the teacher’s profile page.
Please note: students cannot access Google Classroom using a personal email account. Students must use the username/password provided by the district.
How will each Google Classroom be set up?
For consistency, every Google Classroom at BCHS will be organized the same.
The Stream tab will contain a brief overview of topics for the week, the standards being addressed, and any announcements/reminders the teachers feel the students need to know.
All instruction and course materials will be located under the Classwork tab. Students should click on the appropriate week and move top to bottom through each of the five lessons posted.
How will students be assessed?
Students can expect two graded formative assessments weekly. Every other week, students will have an opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a summative assessment.
We recognize that all students may not be able to log-in and receive instruction at the same time. We also understand that families need flexibility during this unprecedented time. The assignments for each week are due the following Monday by 11:59 pm, which means students have 10 days to complete and submit all assignments for the week.
How will the work the students do in Google Classroom be reflected in the gradebook?
Like the Google Classroom, gradebooks will be set up the same way for every class. Naming conventions have been established so that assignments are clear to all stakeholders. By the end of the semester, students can expect to see 25 formative assessments, 6 summative assessments, and 1 final exam in the gradebook.
How can I monitor my child's progress?
There are multiple ways to monitor your child's progress. You can (1) access Parent Portal to keep track of grades and attendance; (2) sign up with the teacher to be a "guardian" in each Google Classroom; and/or (3) reach out to your child's counselor and/or teachers.
BCHS's virtual office hours are 7:30AM - 3:15PM. If a student or parent reaches out to a teacher after those hours, then he/she will respond the following day during virtual office hours.
Additionally, you may see the topics for each lesson for the week by looking at the weekly overview section (to the right of this page).