Distance Learning: A New Frontier
Teaching Our Students to Adapt
As the new school year starts, all students will begin our fall semester via distance learning. While we miss seeing our students in-person, this provides an opportunity for us to model to our students how to adapt and overcome challenges. The Downey Unified community is tight-knight, forward-thinking, and always looking to strive for the best… because our kids deserve the best! Find out how we have prepared and adjusted our technology to start this year off strong.
Increased Wi-Fi Options
1000 hotspots in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year
Access to connected devices
14,000 cellular-enabled iPads to further support connectivity
1:1 Take-Home Model
iPads will be distributed to TK-8th graders. High schools will receive other devices
ISTE Training for teachers
DUSD partnered with International Society for Technology in Education to build a professional skill-set.
Meeting Our Students’ Needs Virtually
Our goal for this fall is to continue moving students forward, keeping them on track for graduation and post-secondary-opportunities. We know distance learning might change the way our students learn, but we refuse to let it change the quality of what they learn. And it’s vital that our students feel connected with their peers and teachers no matter the distance.
To accomplish this, our teachers and administrators are going through professional development courses with the International Society for Technology in Education. To ensure we are ready to meet our students’ needs, DUSD is:
- Creating communities in online classrooms
- Assessing learning in online environments
- Ensuring equity and inclusion in online learning
- Designing exciting online learning experiences
- Improving online communication between teachers and parents/students
Enroll From a Distance
Like our classrooms this fall, enrollment is now available online for your convenience.