Remote Learning

Updated - March 23, 2020

 

As we move into week two of the school closure, BCS is distributing additional educational activities to keep your child meaningfully engaged in learning.  These activities cover a range of content areas and include online resources as well as those that do not require internet access.  There is enough material for at least one week-perhaps more.  Students can work at their own pace and are encouraged to share what they've learned with one another now, and with their teachers when they return to school.

 

The materials can be downloaded below.  Print copies are not required, as students can use paper and pencil to answer questions.  Print materials will be available at all school sites and feeding sites beginning on Wednesday.

Teachers are on standby to support student learning.  Office hours are from 7:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.  See below for call numbers.

 

Teacher Hours

 

Teachers will be reaching out to parents and students to discuss learning for next week.

Below are additional online learning opportunities in mathematics.

iReady • Math

Students in K-8th grade should work on i-Ready math for 1 hour per week and strive for a pass rate of 70%.  They should log into i-Ready Math by logging on to Clever. Teachers will be monitoring usage to ensure students have a good learning experience and optimal success. 

iReady • Learning Games

Learning Games are available for students in grades K-5.  They offer students engaging math fluency and number sense practice. Learning Games are accessible via an icon at the bottom of the student dashboard.  Students can access the Learning Games in iReady by logging on to Clever.

Parents can access information about the Learning Games and compatible devices here.

Khan Academy•Grades K-12

Students in any grade can access content from Khan Academy and continue sharpening mathematical learning and understanding.  Select from topics already learned to reinforce understanding and ensure procedural fluency; select topics that are of personal interest to explore new ideas in mathematics;  or select math for fun.  Students can access courses for mathematics by clicking here. (also available in the Bradley County Schools Clever Portal).

Are you looking for a way to help your students model, understand, or visualize mathematics?  Check out these free virtual manipulatives that will help students represent their thinking.

 

Do you have a high school student in mathematics that needs access to a virtual graphing calculator?  Texas Instruments is offering free six-month subscriptions for students.  Click here to find out more.

Children are learning all the time. You will find that your student is curious and eager to talk and learn with and from you. Below are some helpful tips for engaging your student.

  • Establish some rules for their academic work and be consistent about enforcing them. 
  • Use eye contact and reasoning to relate positively to your student when discussing academic work.
  • Give detailed explanations to questions and explain the meanings of new words when you're discussing academic work with your student.
  • Assign a few simple household chores to help your student learn to follow directions.
  • Encourage outdoor activities to give your student a chance to use some energy and stay healthy!
  • Praise your student for their positive behaviors and let them know they are loved.

Statewide Partnership with PBS to Deliver Daily Instructional Content

We are thrilled to announce we have a new partnership with the state’s PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students.

Starting April 6, the six stations— WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI— will deliver two hours of programming with high-quality instructional content from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. Four hours of content will also be streamed overnight, which viewers can watch live or record.