Lyndale's E-Learning Plan
The 2017 Legislature has amended the Length of the School Year; Hours of Instruction (Minn. Stat. § 120A.41) to include the option of a school utilizing e-learning days:
Due to inclement weather
Up to five days in one school year
Counted as an instructional day and included as hours of instruction
All schools are required to have at least 165 school days. Grades K through 5 also need a total of 935 hours of instruction per school year. Grades 6 through 12 need 1020 hours of service. In Minneapolis Public Schools:
Current Student instructional days: 171 • By Semester: First=85 days, Second=86 days • By Quarter: First=40 days, Second=45 days, Third=42 days, Fourth=44 days
For grades K-5 : 171 days of instruction = 1,111.5 hours of learning (6.5 hours/daily)
For grades 6-12: 171 days of instruction = 1,191 hours of learning (7.0 hours/daily)
There can be up to five e-learning days in one school year.
MPS E-Learning Plan ensures students have access to appropriate educational materials and receive daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s). This plan includes accommodations for students without Internet access at home and for digital device access for families without the technology or insufficient technology for the number of children in the household.
Addressing the challenges of learning outside of the school buildings is our highest priority. This document outlines the actions that the district continues to take to serve our students and families and will continue to be updated as necessary.
Synchronous learning is defined as when a teacher is online and available to students either through direct instruction or support of an assignment, activity, or small group during a designated time. Synchronous does not mean screens must be on; however teachers are available online during that designated class time to support students.
Asynchronous learning, or anytime learning, is defined as lessons that have been pre-recorded by the teacher or website/online videos that can be viewed at any time.