In Texarkana ISD, our At-Home Remote Learning model will require support from caring adults at home and within the online classroom environment. Activities are designed to ensure that students continue learning at the pace of the current Texarkana ISD curriculum documents as well as continue to develop a love of learning and gain appropriate academic and social-emotional skills.

Through a well-developed At-Home Remote Learning model, students will continue to meet their goal of being future-ready. Classes within the remote learning model are created by Texarkana ISD and will be modeled after a typical schedule of classes on a student's home campus. We will ensure open lines of communication between teachers, students, and parents. The level of rigor, workload, use of technology, time commitment, and timing of classes will be the primary differences from the At-Home Learning plan in the spring of 2020.

In keeping with our identity as an outstanding school district, Texarkana ISD will structure the students' At-Home Remote learning schedule to require students to participate in synchronous and asynchronous learning. Synchronous learning is two-way, real-time, live instruction between teachers and students through the computer or other electronic devices. Asynchronous learning is a curricular experience where students engage in the learning materials on their own time, interacting intermittently with the teacher via the computer or other electronic devices.

Texarkana ISD expectations for At-Home synchronous (live) learning classes:

  • Students attend class on time - per their class schedule.
  • Students will follow the TISD dress code.
  • Students are ready to learn.
  • Workspace is designated for the student.
  • Students will show their face on the screen to engage with the teacher virtually.
  • Students will participate in the class.

Texarkana ISD expectations for At-Home Remote asynchronous (independent) learning time:

  • Complete asynchronous activities assigned each day.
  • Students show proof of participation in daily remote learning by satisfactorily completing assigned assignments to demonstrate evidence of student learning ie. video, picture, or activities submitted as lessons and/or completing assignments. Please note, not all lessons must have an assignment, as there will be teacher discretion on the number of assignments, as they follow the TISD grading guidelines.
  • Students and parents will communicate with the teacher when needing additional assistance, tutoring, etc.

The At-Home Remote Learning has numerous differences from at-home learning in the spring. At-Home Remote Learning will look different based on the need of each student. In addition, students who receive supplemental services or are in different grades will find that their services are developmentally appropriate. Key aspects of the At-Home Remote Learning include:

  • An improvement upon the quality and depth of the curriculum.
  • Personalized learning opportunities.
  • A mix of pre-recorded videos and real-time virtual lessons.
  • Data-driven, personalized enrichment, and intervention. Some mandated related services, to be scheduled on an individual or small group basis.

ARD/IEP committees will determine the unique needs of students who are IEP-entitled in making support and service recommendations for students attending at-home learning. The nature of special education interventions will likely require a heavier concentration of synchronous supports and services to ensure individual student needs are met.