IDLA Coronavirus Response Resources
Idaho Digital Learning Alliance will offer support to schools during closures due to Covid-19. The types of support that will be provided and how schools can sign up is outlined below. Districts who want to utilize these services may request support from IDLA via the ‘Sign up for eDay Resources’ Form.
eDays for Teachers
This webinar will help prepare teachers to utilize online resources to facilitate learning for their students. In this webinar we will discuss: how to use Google Meet as a virtual classroom, best practices in using a synchronous tool for a virtual classroom, and strategies and example activities to use in a synchronous session.
Day in the Life of a Remote Teacher
This webinar is suggested for teachers with some experience in remote teaching, or for those who have already participated in “eDays for Teachers”. In this webinar we will discuss recreating an average day in your face-to-face classroom in a remote classroom, maintaining relationships and the classroom community through remote teaching, and best practices when working with remote learners
Administrator and Tech Director eDay Planning Webinar
In this webinar we will discuss: how to write an eDay plan, how to implement an eDay plan, and what services IDLA is providing to support districts.
IDLA Special Education Remote Teaching Webinar
Serving IEP’s and 504’s in a remote learning environment. The purpose of the webinar is to bring special education directors together to discuss their plans, ideas, best practices, and to ask questions of each other in regards to serving students with IEP’s and 504’s in a remote learning environment.
Hosting Virtual Board and Team Meetings
This webinar includes best practices and etiquette for hosting/participating in online meetings such as virtual board meetings and team meetings. In conjunction with the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA), IDLA will provide training on hosting virtual board meetings using Zoom.
Special Education Remote Teaching Webinar: Webinar
IDLA will provide access to internally created online textbook content for districts and charters for the duration of the closure. This content is created to Idaho Standards and targeted at grades 7-12. The content will include lesson objectives, lesson content, videos with transcripts, and non-graded interactivities.
All IDLA content contains accessibility features including a built-in screen reader, alt-tags for all images, video/audio transcripts, closed captions, and alternate activities for students who can only use a keyboard.
Digital Learning Support
IDLA will offer regular office hours where district teachers and staff can request individualized assistance in implementing a Virtual Classroom or IDLA eDay content.
Virtual Board Meetings
In conjunction with the Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) IDLA we will be providing training material for hosting virtual board meetings.
IDLA offers flexible solutions for students wishing to complete coursework fully online. These courses are created and taught by Idaho teachers to Idaho content standards.
Flex courses offer open enrollment, and students have the ability to progress through content at their own pace. Students are added to the course quickly after registration, and can begin their course within 24 hours of signing up. Students also have the ability to test out of content they already know. IDLA Flex Course
Custom sections are tailored to support a school’s unique needs, and timelines. Created for school districts who have groups of more than 12 students enrolling in a single course, they follow the local district’s schedule. Students move through content along with their peers. Contact edaySupport@idahodigtiallearning.org for questions on custom sections for your district. IDLA Course Catalog
For any other requests or custom solutions needed to meet the unique needs that your school or district are in, please send your request to edaySupport@idahodigitallearning.org
We’ve curated our top 3 favorite resources. Still in need of additional information? Check out the Resource Levels below.
- 10 Strategies for Leading Online when School is Closed
- School Closure Learning Continuity Readiness Rubric
Parent Directed Learning
- Example Resources from CDA
- Internet Resources
- National Emergency Library
- Sparklight: Opens Hotspots | Low Cost Internet
Teacher Directed Distance Learning
- How Bishop Kelly handles attendance, coordination, and assignments using a google sheet for eDays
- The Quick and Easy Way to Make an Online School – A presentation that shows the steps you need do this using tools that cost nothing if you’re a Google Suite School.
- Resources list from IDLA Teachers
Interactive Teacher Directed Distance Learning
- Quality Matters Emergency Toolkit for Remote Instruction