SiLAS Aligns with Basic eLearning Expectations

With the latest coronavirus news, SiLAS understands some schools and districts may resolve to implement instruction using nontraditional measures, such as eLearning. Below is a table aligning the basic eLearning expectations and explanations accompanied with opportunities to continue SEL instruction using SiLAS while unable to participate in traditional instruction. 

eLearning Requirements
Expectation Explanation SiLAS Solution
Internet Access The school corporation can demonstrate access to digital learning for students and teachers away from our buildings. SiLAS is a browser based program. Teachers are able to provide a link on the students’ learning management system to access while completing their eLearning requirements. 
Instructor Access Teachers will be directly reachable from students and parents to facilitate and support instruction. During “access hours,” teachers may want to consider reviewing student groups and analyze progress toward goals. 
Platform Experience Teachers and students have access to, and experience using, online platforms and digital resources for learning. SiLAS lessons can be recorded by the teacher, uploaded and shared on the school’s learning platform. 
Learning Targets All students will be informed of their learning targets for the day by 9:00 a.m. Teachers can easily refer to the SiLAS curriculum to provide class, group, or individual learning targets for the day. 
Work Continuity Student work will cover content that would have been addressed if school were in session in a traditional setting. SiLAS’s curriculum design provides teachers with a framework to provide continuous instruction even while providing instruction on an eLearning day.   
Accommodation Support All students who have accommodations for instruction will be provided with or have access to those accommodations. Along with a teacher’s access hours, students will have access to a number of their individual accommodations through the use of the built-in accessibility software, Immersive Reader. 
Offline Support For students with disabilities who do not use an online platform for learning or for whom an online platform is not appropriate, teachers will provide parents/caregivers with appropriate educational materials and learning activities for student use. Students who have been identified through their Individualized Education Plan as not receiving maximum benefit through the eLearning process, teachers are equipped with resources to share with parents and appropriate materials for students to review while eLearning takes place for the other students. 
Individual Needs For limited English proficient students, teachers will provide parents/caregivers appropriate educational materials and learning activities for student use per the Individual Learning Plan. Teachers are able to provide students and parents with limited English language proficiency material in their native language through the use of the built-in Immersive Reader tool. Immersive Reader has the ability to translate into over 50 languages.  
Work Measurement Students will demonstrate time on task and/or equivalent learning growth for the time. Interactive activity assignments are made accessible to learners through a teacher provided link to the student section of their specific lesson. Teachers can monitor the student’s work, time on task, and assignment progress.