Safety Quality Equity
ONE JOB ONE EDUCATOR
As we plan for students returning to classrooms there a myriad of details to consider. As specialists we need to think it through and offer some solutions because it is unlikely that someone will do it for us.
Everyone is stressed. Principals desperate to cover all the bases are asking, "Would be a problem for Music and PE instruction to happen during student lunches?"
Now is the time for collective wisdom. While each of us is in a unique situation, each of us is an expert on what will work for us. Please share what's happening in your neck of the woods with union, admin. and Tacoma Specialist representatives so that we can identify disparate(desperate?) working conditions and make sure that our students and colleagues can have the best experience possible.
Here are a few points that have already been raised:
What is going to work, what are the problems?
-will we have classes split between those in person and those in home?
-will students have their laptops when they are in person?
-if students are in class for live lessons or even asynchronous will they have to bring their materials to school for specialists classes?
-what about specialists who are in a different buildings when the students are in person.
Regardless of what format we are in, we are only teaching one LIVE class per group per week.
-those who are at 2 schools CANNOT teach 2 live lessons per week because they are at a different school on days when asynchronous lessons are being delivered.
Return to school:
Seattle Public Schools will not return until March 1st.
Regardless of our job safety (we are home until everyone is back face-to-face), if you think it is too soon to return, please express that as well.
Click the button to see more information, reply to Shannon's request for input, contact your administrator, and to help us get an idea of what's going on district wide.