The goal of District 34's electronic learning initiative is to provide students with uninterrupted opportunities for engagement in assignments and activities when a school closure is necessary. We recognize that an E-Learning Day is a unique and new experience for everyone. District 34 E-Learning will continue to grow and expand opportunities for families and students through digital tools, online lessons, offline activities, as well as other opportunities for teaching and learning.
An E-Learning Day, per Illinois State Board of Education guidelines, includes five hours of instructional time on task. This time can include a number of activities such as reading, using online tools, researching, completing practice assignments, watching educational videos and more. The D34 E-Learning Team has developed engaging tasks for District 34 teachers to provide for students. While some assignments may require the use of a device, students will have many offline learning opportunities.
How It Works
Here’s an overview of the what an E-Learning Day includes:
- Students and parents will receive an email from the District, and specific information about assignments from their classroom teachers each E-Learning Day through email, Seesaw, or Schoology
- Click a link for instructions
- Students go to the E-Learning Platform and find Day __ under their grade level
- Complete the assigned work
- Submit your exit ticket:
- Early childhood - 5th grade students/parents should fill out this online form everyday in order for your school to track participation.*
- 6th - 8th grade students record participation through Schoology.*
*During extended E-Learning Days due to COVID-19, if your child is unable to complete work, please communicate with the classroom teacher and/or building principal.
Students can engage in their assignments any time and can take as much time as they need to complete assignments. Teachers will be available via email from 9:00am - 2:30pm to provide assistance. Families are welcome to support their child with assigned tasks.
Students will use the District-assigned iPads, which are configured to align with the appropriate digital tools.
Special Education and EL Students
Students will be afforded direct services with accommodations and modifications outlined in their IEP, 504, and/or support plan(s). Teachers and related service staff will be available during the hours of instruction to provide services to students. Students who receive related services minutes in their IEP will receive services through the use of video technology or hands-on tasks provided by the therapist/clinician. Individual approaches will be determined based on what is appropriate for each student and family.
Families who do not currently have wifi can gain access through free Internet Essentials from Comcast. Apply online or call 1-855-846-8376 for English (1-855-765-6995 in Spanish).