The Tippecanoe School Corporation places high priority on the quality of instruction we provide to all of our students and the manner in which it's delivered. We value face-to-face interaction and the relationships established between our students and teachers. In extenuating circumstances, remote learning may be utilized as a method for providing instruction when face-to-face interaction isn't possible.
What is Remote Learning?
Remote learning occurs when the learner and teacher are separated by time and distance (not in a traditional classroom setting). Information is typically transmitted via technology (Canvas, Google Classroom, video conferencing, email) so that no physical presence in the classroom is required. When technology-facilitated Remote Learning isn't possible, paper materials can be used as a substitute. Remote Learning can occur synchronously (real-time interaction) or asynchronously (self-paced, independent of the teacher).
What does Remote Learning look like at the TSC?
Remote learning in the elementary grades may leverage a variety of delivery formats and modalities. Many teachers utilize Google Classroom as a means of communicating with students, providing learning materials, and collecting work. Elementary students can access Google Classroom once they're signed in to their TSC Google account just like any of the other Google productivity tools (Google Drive, Docs, etc.). Some teachers may prefer to make learning materials available to students using their classroom webpage. Teacher webpages can be accessed from the TSC website using the Staff Directory. Students can correspond with teachers electronically using their TSC-issued Gmail account. Teachers will make accommodations for students who do not have a device available at home, who do not have reliable internet access, and/or who are unable to effectively access learning materials electronically.
Secondary (Middle & High School)
Remote learning for middle and high school students may also include various formats and modalities but will likely be more dependent on technology. Teachers will utilize Canvas as the primary method for communicating with students, providing learning materials, and collecting work. The depth and breadth of these activities may look different for each course depending on the teacher's comfort level with the Canvas platform. Students will use their TSC-issued Chromebook to access course materials if possible. Students can correspond with teachers electronically using their TSC-issued Gmail account or by using the messaging options within Canvas. Teachers will make accommodations for students who do not have a device available at home, who do not have reliable internet access, and/or who are unable to effectively access learning materials electronically.