More than 2,600 responses were recorded in a May 27-June 3 survey that captured teachers’ experience with e-Learning due to coronavirus-related school closures.
Gary Nye, FISD managing director of Assessment and Accountability, presented the results to the board of trustees at a June 11 workshop.
More than 90% of teachers agreed to a degree they gained confidence in facilitating asynchronous, or independent, learning for their students, according to the survey.
“This is an environment that the teachers had to turn around and learn so quickly,” Nye said at the workshop. “I think this is a positive note going forward.”
Asynchronous learning is being considered in some of the plans for the 2020-21 school year.
At the June 11 workshop, FISD leaders presented three possible learning environments for the upcoming school year. However, the district is awaiting guidance from the Texas Education Agency and other governing entities for how to proceed.
Some teachers identified challenges with developing and maintaining strong relationships with their students during e-Learning, Nye said.
Per the survey, 35% of teachers somewhat agreed they maintained relationships with students, 24% agreed, 17% somewhat disagreed, 11% disagreed, 10% strongly agreed and 2% strongly disagreed.
“There’s nothing like that face-to-face instruction with a teacher and being responsive,” Nye said.
Below are the survey results for other questions posed to teachers regarding eLearning: