Sample Middle School OLA Schedule

Last Updated: 8/3/2020 3:12 PM

Due to feedback from Spring 2020 NTI, we have determined that a traditional schedule with 6-8 periods a day and separate instruction from each of those numerous teachers was ineffective. Engagement will be key to retaining MS students in OLA. The day has been divided into large blocks so teachers are managing smaller classes during direct instruction times. 

 

Time of Day

What is the teacher doing?

What is the student doing?

8:00 - 8:20 

Morning Meeting with Homeroom 

-The teacher will lead the discussion or give direct instruction on digital tools, digital citizenship, time management, or any general class problems that arise. 

- Whole group 

- Will serve as a daily check-in for “attendance” 

- Taking part in the discussion 

- Asking questions

- Sharing any problems they are having with tech that others might be having too 

8:20 - 10:50 

ELA and SS block 

 

OR

 

Math and SCI block 

-ELA and SS teachers (or Math/Sci) will work together to split up this time or co-teach integrated units

- Direct online instruction to a whole group should be no more than two 20 minute periods during this time. For example, a whole group lesson from 8:20-8:40 on a grade-level standard, then one at 10:00-10:20 on that same standard or a different one. 

- Work with small groups at the students’ levels in time chunks of 15-30 minutes

- Facilitate group work or individual student work on research, projects, or tasks 

- work with individual or small groups of students for KSI 

- On-screen participating during the whole group  

 

OR 

 

On-screen participating during their small group 

- Independent reading (with expectations set by the teacher) 

- Supplementary programs 

- Independent practice of skills assigned by the teacher 

- Work on individual or group research, projects or tasks 

10:50 - 12:15

Lunch 

Wellness

Specials

Lunch 

Planning 

Providing feedback

Recording lessons 

-Lunch 

-Physical activity (will vary by family and will not be provided by OLA)

- Independent career study for specials 

 

*Parents will be advised to make this a NO screen time for students.

12:15 - 2:45

ELA and SS block 

 

OR

 

Math and SCI block

 

Same as the block above 

Same as the block above 

2:45  - 3:00

Afternoon 

Meeting  

-The teacher will lead the discussion or give direct instruction on digital tools, digital citizenship, time management, or any general class problems that arise. 

- Whole group 

- Will serve as daily check out for “attendance” 

 

3:00 - 3:30 

Communication with families 

- Check-in with each family and discuss progress once every 5 weeks for 15 minutes

- This will be a structured conversation and teachers will send data beforehand 

- This is in lieu of a progress report

- 1st 5-week cycle can be introductory and to answer questions 

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