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Old 10-16-2020, 11:18 AM
 
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I think it's just semantics, but it sounds to be your district is trying to drive home the idea that the teaching will be synchronous. In their minds, "distance learning" might be where you put up videos for them to watch and students work through assignments on their own, while "remote learning" means students are doing everything they would in class, in real time, just from home on zoom or whatever platform you're using.

We are currently full time in person, but there have been several quarantines where the class(es) had to switch to remote learning for a period of time. Last year almost everything was asynchronous, this year the district is wanting almost everything to be synchronous. Students spend between 3.5-5 hours (depending on age, more for the older kids) on zoom getting "live" instruction daily.

In my district, we were told to quit calling it "online learning" and that "remote learning" was the correct term. Again, semantics. Everything "remote" is basically online.


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