What is a Non-Traditional Instruction Plan? What will the iLearn@home look like for this year?
In the Fall of 2014, the Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers that allowed thirteen school districts to use non-traditional means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency. For 2015-16, the program was expanded to include additional districts. The Barren County School District was selected last year as one of thirty-one new districts to participate in this waiver program. We are pleased to announce that Barren County is approved for a third year (2017-2018), along with 75 other school districts, to look at instruction on snow days (or other days school would not be in session) differently.
The Barren County Schools have a long history of innovation and excellence, and the Non-Traditional Instruction Program was a natural connection to all the forward-thinking initiatives we have in place. Under the provisions of the waiver, a district may count up to 10 non-traditional instruction days as regular attendance days in its school calendar and not have to make them up. Barren County Schools will likely never need all 10 days for non-traditional instruction, so our current plans are to prepare for five days to be utilized if needed anytime after Dec 1, 2017. The Barren County Schools will be utilizing the first FIVE weather related closing days, as iLearn@home days.
The non-traditional instruction plan for Barren County is called iLearn@home. For more information please read the following overview sheet - click here.
Latest Communication about Barren County's iLearn@home initiative to help lessen impact of missed instruction on snow days, or other events.
iLearn@home Video (The following link is the explanation from 2016-2017 for iLearn@home with examples and frequently asked questions. Please note the program will operate the same way as last year.)
Other Communication Items
To find your child's specific work for one of the iLearn@home days (when announced), please visit the teacher webpages on each of the school websites.
Faculty Information & Resources
Certified Staff Work Day Google Form CLICK HERE
Staff overview information CLICK HERE
Staff expectations document CLICK HERE
Great Example of how to post to Classroom Website CLICK HERE
Click the link below to access methods & tutorials for
Communication Options for iLearn@home