Here's what we know about Conroe ISD's remote learning program

Conroe ISD has released its guidelines for remote learning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe ISD has released its guidelines for remote learning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Conroe ISD has released its guidelines for remote learning. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Conroe ISD has released details of its remote learning program for the 2020-21 school year. This program offers an alternative to parents and guardians who do not want their students to attend in-person classes, according to the district's website.



Parents must select on-campus or remote learning by July 28. They may change their selection at the end of the first nine-week grading period.



Instruction



Students will participate in an asynchronous model with some synchronous learning, according to the district’s website.



Asynchronous means the student is not necessarily learning in real time with on-campus students. Assignments may be prerecorded or self-paced. All lessons will have assignments and students will check in with teachers daily. Attendance will be taken, and students must attend 90% of the days of a class to earn credit.



Synchronous learning means there will be some lessons that are in real time with teachers and classmates. During these virtual classes, students must comply with CISD dress code and engage with the teacher.



Special education, dyslexia, dual-language and gifted services will continue through remote learning. These services may be adapted to meet the needs of a specific student.



Families who do not have appropriate technology or access may contact their campuses to be provided with devices. Some classes may not be offered through remote learning, and students may need to attend on-campus classes.



If a student who is participating in on-campus instruction is quarantined, they will be able to switch to remote learning for the duration of their quarantine.



Loss of learning



To combat the loss of learning from spring distance education, the district has launched its Curriculum Gap website, which documents for each learning level which lessons were not taught in the spring and how they will be incorporated for students in 2020-21.



Teachers will also receive specific training on how to address the emotional and academic needs of students before the start of school.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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