The KMS and KHS Personalized Learning Teams, (PLT's), dedicated most of January through April 2017 to exploring both the Canvas and Schoology Learning Management Systems, and based upon the feedback from those who responded, Schoology emerged as the clear choice. Most of the top priorities identified by the group were related to Skyward, Google Apps and curriculum integration, as well as creating a "one-stop shop" for teachers, parents and students.
We've secured Schoology licenses and support for the 2017-18 school year for all KMS and KHS staff and students, and have since expanded to include several elementary teachers and students, which was not anticipated before the 2018-19 school year. Over the summer the District conducted monthly, collaborative sessions to help get teachers started with planning and organizing Schoology courses for the upcoming school year. The July session was facilitated by a Schoology trainer and was attended by over 20 teachers, all of which indicated the session was invaluable in getting familiar with the tools and features of the LMS, as well as ideas for implementation.
KHS Online Latin Course, Student Feedback
Students indicated they would benefit greatly in getting a head-start over the summer on some of the more challenging courses starting in the fall such as Physics, Math, etc.
All students who responded indicated the benefits surrounding the possibility of completing the course ahead of time to: a) take an elective, b) focus on other courses, especially those taking AP / Honors
Students indicated that Math & some Science courses would be challenging to offer online due to needing the consistent teacher support in-person.
Survey students to gauge interest for Summer Prep courses and possible online courses for 2018-19
Explore possibilities for Summer 2018 Prep Courses for students & expand offerings as needed
Maintain communication with Kennett Community including parents, staff and students