Grades 4 - 12

Dear Grade 4-12 Teachers,

The platform that we are going to use for distance learning with your students is Google Classroom.  We know that this is new for many of you and so we have created tutorials to support you.  We have also developed roughly five days of generic lessons for you to use with your students, while you learn about this new platform to begin developing lessons on your own (after the five days).  Certainly, if you become more comfortable before these five days, feel free to begin building your own content.  These are just in place while we transition to you taking over the work.


Dear Grade 4-12 Teachers,

The platform that we are going to use for distance learning with your students is Google Classroom.  We know that this is new for many of you and so we have created tutorials to support you.  We have also developed roughly five days of generic lessons for you to use with your students, while you learn about this new platform to begin developing lessons on your own (after the five days).  Certainly, if you become more comfortable before these five days, feel free to begin building your own content.  These are just in place while we transition to you taking over the work.


Dear Grade 4-12 Teachers,

The platform that we are going to use for distance learning with your students is Google Classroom.  We know that this is new for many of you and so we have created tutorials to support you.  We have also developed roughly five days of generic lessons for you to use with your students, while you learn about this new platform to begin developing lessons on your own (after the five days).  Certainly, if you become more comfortable before these five days, feel free to begin building your own content.  These are just in place while we transition to you taking over the work.


Dear Grade 4-12 Teachers,

The platform that we are going to use for distance learning with your students is Google Classroom.  We know that this is new for many of you and so we have created tutorials to support you.  We have also developed roughly five days of generic lessons for you to use with your students, while you learn about this new platform to begin developing lessons on your own (after the five days).  Certainly, if you become more comfortable before these five days, feel free to begin building your own content.  These are just in place while we transition to you taking over the work.


Creating a Google Classroom
Click here for a tutorial on creating a Google Classroom

We are also asking that you add specific individuals as co-teachers to your classrooms so we can help support you as we transitions to online learning.  Please add Mike Sheridan and Kerri Messler to your Google classroom.

Click here for a “How To” video on adding a co-teach to your Google Classroom.

Once you have built your Google classroom and added co-teachers you can begin adding lessons/content.

Uploading Lessons/Assignments
Click here for a link for “How To” upload content to Google classroom.

 

While these generic lessons are launched with your students, we are asking that you simultaneously learn about resources you have access to for lesson planning digitally.  To help learn about all of the resources we have please click here: https://sites.google.com/apps.schenectady.k12.ny.us/schenectady-tech

 

For our Grade 7-12 teachers, the generic lesson is for all students for the first day – it is not content specific.  We are asking that the ELA teachers launch this first day in their Google classroom.  While these teachers are running Google Classroom for all of their 7-12 students, we are asking you (not ELA teacher) to begin building your Google Classroom by utilizing the following link:  https://sites.google.com/apps.schenectady.k12.ny.us/schenectady-tech 
 

You can reach out to your content coordinator for support. 

Your content specific Google Classroom is expected to be launched on Day 2.

 

Should you have questions, please submit your requests to Let’s Talk Here.

 

We know that this is only the beginning of support. 

We wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible so that you can get started.  Expect to hear more from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction in the next few days regarding Google Classroom.  We will share with you the “canned lessons” shortly.

Student Lessons and Resources