Sunday, April 26, 2020

Week of April 27th

UAI Staff News

Volume VII
Issue 34
April 27th  2020


Happy Birthday Ms. Danielle R & Ms. Sarah M!
Friday, 01MAY20 is Ms. Annie's & Ms. Del's Birthdays!!

Self-care for our Others' Care.   As you know, my husband has been sick (probably with the COVID) for a while.  Two weeks of extreme isolation has led him into quite the mental funk.

He is feeling lonely and unmotivated, and during this period, he has been working online, but he doesn't really understand the significance of what he is doing within the scope of our current state of surviving a global pandemic and impending economic crisis.

Then it struck me...This is exactly what our kids are saying.  This is also what I have heard from several staff!  We're all feeling some version of this anxious malaise.  UAI Staff & their families, our UAI partners and their families, and also our students and their families.

We have an enormous responsibility to support our students and families through this crisis.  In order to do that, we need to first prioritize our own health and self-care so that we have the resources to empathize, understand, and give what is needed.

The CDC gives some tips on how to recognize and combat the anxiety and depression that comes from being physically isolated for so long.  In addition, I found latest NPR's Podcast on loneliness particularly insightful.

STOP.  I know there are some of you readers who skipped over this entire first paragraph.   If that was you, suspend your disbelief for a minute.  If you are still with me, great!

To be successful in the weeks to come, it is imperative that we prioritize filling our cup first (aka putting on our oxygen mask first) so that we can ensure that we successfully bring our students to the conclusion of this schools year.   So, whatever it is that you find regenerative (exercise, healthy eating, meditation, etc), make that a priority part of your day.  That way, you'll be ready to take on the weight of the work that needs to be done!

Perspective Taking and Assuming Positive Intent.  These are two key skills that our students learn explicitly through SEL classes. In an online learning environment, these skills are particularly needed in staff when your ability to gather information to understand what is happening is extremely limited.  Without physical interaction or with only technology-mediated interactions, our ability to accurately analyze data from non-verbal interactions is almost entirely gone.  When that happens, that leads us into making assumptions about our students, and when that happens, that's when we enter the danger zone of the unintended consequences of our unconscious biases.

To combat that, we need to leverage up our use of these two SEL skills.  When students do something in contrast to expectations (e.g. copying, not turning in work late, learning from bed, etc.), it is essential that we first assume positive intent (or at the very least, delay assuming negative intent) and adopt their perspective (which will require some inquiry and data gathering).

  • Ask what happened before narrating to students what they failed to do.
  • Ask students to share their perspective of what was supposed to have happened (i.e. did they understand your directions and expectations).  Just because you said it, wrote it and explained, doesn't mean she sees it the same way you do!
  • Ask students what they plan to do to fix the problem.  Listen and then step up with support where you see they need it.  {hat tip to Rachel for theses tips and ideas!}
Just like my husband, and you all, and me, our students are suffering the same anxiety and depression that this global pandemic is effecting on humans around the globe.  This is manifesting in a lack of motivation to do work, attend lessons, or engage at any level.  

It is not a personal affront to any of us.  

Rather, if we assume the best intention, then we can assume that they are struggling and need some help.  If we take the time to understand their perspectives more (instead of unintentionally operating on our own experiences and thus biases), we will increase our efficacy in supporting them and their families to succeed.

At the end of the day, our goal is to find ways to help our students become successful learners.  To do this from a distance, we have to move ourselves away from blame and punishment, and move our mindsets closer to positive assumptions and understanding of others.

No Harm Grading.  You may have heard the news stories or already fielded questions from kids about the impending decision (from the DOE) about grading.   I have become used to the fact that principals are the last to know anything during COVID, so yeah - I watched the news, too.  Here's what I do know...

On Monday, the Chancellor is calling a meeting with all Principals.  In Friday's daily digest, it did say that decisions around grading policies will be rolled out this week.  Could that be Monday?  Sure.  Will it be?  Who knows?!

I will say (and have said) the following:  At UAI, the grades students earn during marking periods 5 and 6 cannot be treated the same as those from MP1-4.  I am waiting for the Chancellor to release a formal statement prior to creating a formal grading policy.  That said, I do want to hear what ideas you have prior to the policy, so that when it does finally roll out, we can integrate all ideas into a policy that works for UAI.

To-Do This Week

Help Us with the Outreach Lists.  By the 3:30PM on Monday, please update the Remote Learning Tracker with "M"s for any student who did not submit their 2nd graded assessment.  Remember, we're just looking for kids who didn't turn in anything for the core classes this go around.  Also, if she did finally end up submitting for Wednesday, please remove those Ms.

  • FAQs:  
    • What the rush? I don't understand.  If we're allowing students to turn in when they can, then why are we being such a stickler for the due dates?
      • This is ONLY for outreach purposes.  We want to stay on top of kids frequently and early so that they can get into the habit of submitting on Mondays and Wednesdays.  If we stay on top of them early and get the messages to parents now, then we can get most of them into a set pattern, and hopefully ease up as we move on in the month.
    • I know she's turning it in late.  Should I record the M?  I already spoke to a student, and she told me she has to turn things in late.  Should I still put in an M?  
      • NO.  These tracker is ONLY for students for whom we have no idea what is going on.  If you already spoke with her, we do not need to reach out again.
    • Why are we calling everyday?  Parents are getting annoyed. If parents are getting annoyed, we have to adjust our messages.  Calling to check in is different than calling to blame (again - assuming positive intent).  There must be something going on if she can't get the assessment in on time.  We're calling to support - not calling to punish!

Prep for Grade Team Meetings.  This week we will meet in Grade Teams to streamline the workload asks and messaging.  Please check your calendar invite for your team meeting time and agenda.  On Monday, we will be reviewing with families, the more uniform expectations and communications so that they can more effectively support their child's learning at home.

Marking Period 5 ends Friday.  Your feedback has never been as important as it is right now.  Please make sure students are well aware of their standing (grades should be updated in Skedula by now) so that they are not surprised when they get report cards next week.  The last thing we want to do is shock families and students when we're all already dealing with so much shock and extreme emotion.  Put extra focus on clear communications this week.   Each of your students should know their grade prior to next Friday when report cards will come out.


    Sunday, April 19, 2020

    Week of April 20th

    UAI Staff News

    Volume VII
    Issue 33
    April 20th, 2020


    Happy Birthday Ms. Jen,  Ms. Rachel, Mr. Phil & Ms. Brenda!
    Sunday, 19APR20 is Ms. Jen's Birthday.
    Thursday, 23APR20 is Ms. Rachel's Birthday 
    Friday, 24APR20 is Mr. Phil's Birthday
    Saturday, 25APR20 is Ms. Brenda's Birthday
    Bring your festive well-wishing to this weeks' AM Check-ins!

    Best Practices for Remote Learning.  Annie spent last week surveying families, students, and teachers to collect the online instructional practices that work best for our community.  There are many teachers with strong elements at UAI, and their students and families have taken notice!  Two main trends across the best practices for Google Classrooms and Zoom Lessons are

    1. having strong systems for CLEAR directions and expectations 
    2. having strong models that provide students with exemplars of those expectations.
    Please take a look a the Best Practices for Remote Learning to develop some ideas for your own practice.  In addition, reach out to the folks highlighted in the document to help you up your own Online Instructional Game!

    Developing Mastery on Targeted Skills.  Thank you to all the subject teams that met to develop agreed upon learning goals for the remainder of the year.   Throughout all of the grade team meetings, the same theme arose.  We have so many things that we want to accomplish with students, but we have to remember - we WILL NOT be able do them all.  We have to force ourselves to choose the highest leverage skills that work best in an online instructional environment.  If we choose everything, we will accomplish nothing.  So, the greatest challenge teachers will face in the next few weeks is on keeping the foci small, intentional, and achievable in 18 lessons.  Each of the subject teams met to come up with their individual goals by grade, but each team actually had very similar themes across grades and subjects.  Please take a moment to review the notes of each team.  Collectively, we can all work together to row together to achieve all of our goals!

    • English: Using a variety of shorter texts and genres, students will be able to select the most effective evidence and embed that evidence within their own thinking (rather than pulling entire quotes as standalone evidence) to support their claims and analysis.
    • Social Studies:  Develop capacity to pull the most significant facts from primary documents, maps, charts, and other visual genres to use in support of explanations and claims about historical events and relationships.
    • Science: Read, summarize and analyze a variety of scientific texts (written text, charts, graphs, tables, and other visual representations) to deepen understanding of a concept and use information to explain (in writing) their conclusions about (or discoveries through) scientific experimentation. 
    • Math:  Students will be able to manipulate multiple representations (of word problems, equations, numbers (e.g. decimals/percents/fractions etc.) to fluently solve mathematical situations.

    Launching the Rest of the Year.  Many thanks to everyone who joined the 10AM meetings to review and tweak our online structures.  We are going to roll out the changes to students and families via email with this Slideshow that we will also share with them during grade meetings.  See the calendar below for the grade meetings for students and families.  Staff are welcome to join!
    Here are the highlights of tweaks and changes for the rest of the year.

    • Less Is More.  All zoom scheduled times remain the same for the rest of the year.  The shift will be that the lessons will be split over two zooms with a break in between.  In addition, each lesson will have daily formative tasks (so teachers can give feedback to students) and one graded assessment.  Thus, students are submitting assessments for grades on Wednesdays and Mondays.  (Mon/Tue will be lesson 1, with graded assessment for lesson 1 due on Wednesday at 3pm, and Thu/Fri will be lesson 2, with graded assessment for lesson 2 due on Monday at 3pm).
    • Feedback is Key.   With only two lessons per week, there is more time and opportunity for giving students feedback.  There will be students who need extra support and time with you.  Daily Tutoring Office Hours (2-3:20PM) are still available for that work and one-on-one or small group feedback.  In addition, you can give feedback in the Zooms and/or in writing.  Finally, Wednesday Zoom time is reserved for you to use as needed.  For example, you can have small group zooms, do chats with students on a document, write up student feedback, or have another lesson (because so many still struggle with the idea).  Whatever you need to do so that your students achieve and excel on the assessment that is due is find.
    • Attendance.  Continue to take daily attendance that records any interaction that students have with you each day (emails, texts, joining the live zoom, submitting formative assessment, anything).  As a note, if a student doesn't show up on the lesson days, but she does submit the graded assessment, that is evidence of her participation in the lesson and she will be marked present for the lesson days.  If her performance on the graded assessment is not acceptable, that means you need to reach out to her to stress the importance of attending/watching the lessons.  
    • Grading.  Participation is Pass/Fail (so 55/100), and if she is credited for attendance, then she is credited for participation.  Performance is solely the graded assessments (so two per week, only).  Progress is your own individual evaluation of how well students are integrated your feedback into their performance pieces.  

    To-Do This Week

    Support our Outreach.  As our outreach gets stronger, and we're able to connect and push kids into a patterns of productive learning, our outreach lists will change.  Kids will move onto and off of the list.  The single thing that we are tracking in terms of who needs support is who DID NOT submit their 2 graded assessments for the week.  These assessments are due on Wednesdays and Mondays.  So, the Outreach Lists will be updated each Tuesday morning.  In order for us to correctly identify students in need of support, we need teachers to enter an "M" in the Remote Learning Tracker for any student who failed to turn in their two graded assessments by 3:00pm on Monday.

    Outreach.  Daily outreach to our most struggling students will be essential to ensuring success for our students.  In addition to technology issues, students will be inevitably encountering issues arising from this pandemic (be them mental, physical health, economic - or some combination of some or all of these).  To be most effective in outreach, we need to work collaboratively with our social emotional supports and academic intervention.  Counselors will be working collaboratively with teachers to call homes together to figure out what students are experiencing and what strategies are going to work best to help the students stay on track for the rest of the year.  Here's the plan:

    • Counselors will be calling you to schedule conference calls with students targeted for outreach this week.  This is based on the list teachers submitted on Friday 17APR20 at noon.  Moving forward, students will be targeted if two or more teachers indicate that they are not turning in graded assessments.  So, this list will change each week on Tuesday mornings (after the 3PM Monday deadline).  
    • OOCS (Out Of Classroom Staff) and teachers will contact students daily for the week to help those students develop strong strategies and habits so they can independently submit all graded work each week.
    • There are students who are not on the outreach list because only individual teachers listed them.  Those teachers should reach out to students who are not turning in graded assessments.
    • Every Wednesday, OOCS will meet to review the caseload for the week and any outcomes that have come from Tuesday's outreach.  They will send out updates to the grade teams on Thursday regarding the impact of the outreach and support for students.


      Sunday, April 12, 2020

      Week of April 13th

      UAI Staff News

      Volume VII
      Issue 32
      April 13th  2020


      Happy Birthday Ms. Danielle R & Ms. Sarah M!
      Sunday, 12APR20 is Ms. Danielle's Birthday.
      Wednesday, 15APR20 is. Ms. Sarah M's Birthday 
      Bring your festive well-wishing to our Monday & Wednesday AM Check-ins!

      Online Instruction Through the Rest of the Year.  Yesterday morning, Mayor DiBlasio stated the NYC schools would remain closed and in online instructional models through to the end of the year.  Hours later Governor Cuomo described that decision to be the mayor's opinion.  In this period of crisis, there is no doubt that these mixed messages only add to the anxiety and confusion that we are all experiencing.  

      However, if we take a step back from the roar and peak around the world, we can discern patterns and project likelihoods.  Physical social distancing and shut down policies are having an impact.  The number of new hospitalizations are leveling off.  The death rates are linked to those numbers.  It took us 6 weeks to come from the first reported case in NYC to today.  This curve is symmetrical so, we can predict that it will be at least 6 weeks for us to the other side of the curve.  That puts us at the end of May.  Even if we are capable of going back at the end of May, it took schools a week to transition OUT of buildings and into Online Instruction, it will take us at least a week to get back into the buildings.  If all of these statements are true, our earliest hope of being back in the building would be June.  At that point, with only weeks left in the year, the risk of re-infection is not worth the it.

      So, regardless of who has the authority to make the call to close schools for the remainder of the year, it is pretty clear that this is the right call to secure the health and safety of our students, families, and ourselves.

      That said, it is also a an extremely difficult call.  Our students are significantly more school reliant than students in more affluent homes.   Many of our students are learning in educationally challenging environments with limited access to data and/or sharing devices & data with family members.  On top of that, as we can see the data playing out, Coronavirus is hitting black and brown communities hardest.  We see that in our own anecdotal data as more and more students report COVID-19 related illness in their families.  

      However, while incredibly challenging, this decision gives us the clarity we need to move forward in our planning and to capitalize on the opportunities that are hidden amongst the layers of difficulty.

      Seeing the Silver Lining.  If we remain outcomes based, we begin to see see the silver lining in our current situation.  
      • Focus On High School and College Readiness.  Strength in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving & analysis are the foundations of academic success for all of our students in their next level of learning.  Purportedly, the NYS exams were benchmarks aimed at helping us target these academic skills.  Realistically, the content of the exams often got in the way instead.  Now, we have the chance to use the remainder of the year to focus our efforts on these skills and preparing them for future success on gateway exams like the SAT and AP exams.
      • Develop Effective Feedback.  Shifting from judge to coach is a difficult move.  Often in the rush of the school year, evaluating judge wins because it just takes less time to give a grade than to write quality feedback.  It's easier to say THAT something is right or wrong rather than HOW or WHY they are so.  But now, we have some flexibility and opportunity in thinking about assignments, grading and assessments.  With fewer classes to teach, there is more time for honing our skills in feedback. 
      • Establish Systems for Enrichment and Support.  Many of you have noted that some of our most struggling students have found new engagement and activity online.  The structures that you are creating will not disappear once we move into school again.  Rather, as you build out the rest of the year, build with the mindset of how these online structures can serve to enrich, remediate, and re-engage our students outside of the classroom.

      Co-Construction of the Rest of the Year.  The speed at which we needed to launch online learning necessitated quick, decisive leadership.  There was no opportunity to get input, nor did we even know how long this was even going to last.  Now, we are in a very different situation.  We also have the experience of a few weeks to help us reflect and refine our instruction moving forward.  I am inviting anyone who is interested to join me at 10AM on Monday to discuss and gather your input on the following: 
      • Instructional Outcomes for the Year.  What should our instructional outcomes be as a school (and then by subject team) and why?
      • Online Instructional Format.  How well is our current program working?  What needs to be kept/changed and why?
      • Grading.  Given our stated outcomes and instructional format, how should grading shift to be fair and equitable.  

      Once I have your ideas, I'll put together our instructional program and goals for the remainder of the year and recall this ad-hoc committee for comment and editing.  My goal is to have the program for the remainder of the year and instructional goals ready for launch on April 20th.

      Student Fee Refunds & Graduation.  Students refunds are ready, but we just don't yet have a mechanism to get them to families.  We are working on how best to do that and will be soliciting input from the PTA on Monday.  But if students ask, here is the general info:

        • Activities/things that have already happened (been purchased and/or distributed) will not be refunded.  So, for example, any trips that have already happened or materials (e.g. picture fees, sweatshirts, caps and gowns, etc.) that have already been purchased will not have cash refunds.  
        • We are still planning on doing something special for our graduating students to give them a celebration - even if it has to be virtual.  I've been tossing around ideas like "Graduation Boxes" coupled with a ceremony on zoom, but I am happy to have thought partners join me.  Please reach out to me if you are interested.
        • For all other things that have been cancelled (future trips, etc.) those fees are ready to be returned.
        • For all AP - once we have confirmation that students have successfully completed the exams, the fees will be ready for return.  
        • My Initial thinking is that (if allowed) I will go to school one day at the end of June and let kids come one at a time to get refunds and/or clean out lockers. 

      To-Do This Week

      Refine Your Outreach Lists.  Thank you for refining this list of students who are not showing up to Office Hours.  Those that are highlighted in Red (3+) or Yellow (2) have been listed by multiple teachers.  Those are the students we will begin our focus of support on.  We'll be having a meeting on Monday with all of our Out of Classroom Staff to strategize support for them.  We ask that by EOD on FRIDAY 17APR20, please revisit this list and remove any student who has caught up in your class and/or who no longer requires the additional intervention.  This will be now be the weekly ask for the remainder of the year. 

      Prep for Subject Team Meetings.  This week we will meet in Subject Teams to refine our instructional outcomes by discipline.  To prepare for those meetings, come with your ideas about what you would personally like to accomplish within your own course(s) by the end of this year.  Also, reflect and think about what you would ask of your colleagues in preceding courses to achieve with the students who will be coming into your course next year.  These two perspectives coupled with the school goal to prepare students to excel in college will be the three frames that help subject teams concretize their goals for the year.

      Staff Preference Sheet and Open Market.  This week Open Market is slated to open on Thursday.  Please take a moment to complete the staff preference sheet for next year CLICK HERE.  Please complete this by the end of the day on Monday 13APR20.


        Sunday, April 5, 2020

        Week of April 6th

        UAI Staff News

        Volume VII
        Issue 31
        April 6th  2020


        Happy Birthday Mr. Courtney!
        Sunday, 05APR20 is Mr. Courtney's Birthday.  Bring your festive well-wishing to our AM Zoom!

        Week 3 UAI Online Instruction.  We are in our 3rd week of online instruction, and first and foremost I want to Thank You all for digging so deep to find the motivation and inspiration to bring your best online game to our students and their families.  In the midst of all your work, I want you to know that I see you  all committed pedagogical heroes in your own right.  Through your work to engage our students in your instruction, you are definitely contributing to the fight to control this outbreak and maintain the health and safety of our city.  In addition, you are working hard to fulfill your commitment to our school mission, ensuring that our young women receive the education they both deserve and need to become empowered young women.

        As you probably already know, there was another flurry of announcements from Chancellor late Friday evening after our Friday PM check-in.  There were a number of announcements, but the two that are the most pressing this week are the ones referring to our use of Zoom for online instruction and the fact that April 9th and 10th are no longer holidays. 

        To Zoom or Not to Zoom.... You all were on top of the zoom concerns almost from the start.  As a result, our zoom vulnerabilities were greatly ameliorated, as compared to many other schools across the city.  As a reminder there were several things that you figured out early:

        It is not clear whether or not the DOE is aware of all the measure that folks like you have taken to secure the Zooms.  It is also not clear how well the DOE understands the amount of time and energy that you have invested over the last three weeks learning about Zoom, on-boarding your students, communicating with families, and establishing co-teaching structures to optimize the live sessions.

        However, I do understand all those things.  I am closer to your work, and have better perspective.  So, my information will obviously be more complete and accurate.

        The explicit language from the DOE around Zoom is "DOE staff and service providers should cease using Zoom as soon as possible".  Well, it took us three weeks to get into Zoom, at minimum, it will take just as much time to get out.  In addition, the alternate suggested, Microsoft Teams, requires that every single user (student and teacher) access Teams using their DOE emails.  NONE of our students use their DOE emails, and many of our staff do not either.  To onboard our entire community into MS Teams will take even longer than three weeks.  Ergo, our "soon as possible" will not happen before then end of this school year.

        The feedback from all constituencies (Parents, Teachers, Students, Partners), is unilaterally positive around the significance and appreciation of live interaction.  We will be preserving our Zoom structures while we develop a plan to transition to Teams at a yet to be determined future date.

        Spring Not Break ... On Friday night, the Chancellor also announced that we will be working through April 9th & 10th, the days that Michael Mulgrew had originally announced would be off.  At first shock, I could see how insulted everyone must have felt to be cast in the role of baby-sitters.  However, we are in fact not just baby-sitting.  We are creating meaningful learning experiences to engage students in thinking, and as a result, we are providing essential services that will aid in the fight to flatten the curve and keep our kids and families engaging in school work, rather than risking exposure or inadvertently spreading the virus.  To that end, see the letter co-written by the Chancellor and Dr. Barbot, the Commissioner of DOHMH.

        Here's our plan for Thursday and Friday this week.

        Equity of Access to Learning Online.  Thursday (09APR20) and Friday (10APR20) will be days for students to work on and submit any assignment they missed since we started online instruction.  Access to technology and the non uniformity of home experiences require that we create flexibility so that all students have the chance to perform equitably.

        Feedback over Judgment.  Whenever we give a number grade, we are passing a judgment on student work.  We are in the time of heightened stress and anxiety for everyone.  Imagine trying your hardest to access online learning, suffering bad data access, competing with siblings or cousins, or even worse, contending with the illness of a loved one.  Take all of that in your mind and reflect on how well you are ready to receive a judgment of your performance - a grade or an evaluation.  OR, Imagine if I popped in on you guys and said, "Hey your online class today was Developing!"  - would that bit of information help you improve?  Not at all.  On Thursday and Friday, use your work time to provide students with feedback that is aimed at improving their performance.  Imagine what your idealized student performance would looks like (AKA your "Look For"), and give feedback to students to help them shift or correct their performance so that is closer to your ideal.  If you want some help with giving feedback, please visit Annie or Kiri this week for our own Office Hours to collaborate with you on constructing feedback for your students on the work they submit.  

        Here's our plan for Monday Thru Friday next week.
        The Big Picture.  Each day students will have the opportunity to engage in live interactions with each other and their teachers.  In addition, teachers will have significant time to plan and prepare for online instruction in the likely event that we do not return to school on April 20th.  

        The Labor Logistics.  The Unions and DOE have come to an agreement that 4 additional CAR days will be added to your banks.  Yes, I realize that you are being asked to work 7 days but are only being give 4....I confess not to understand the logic here.  But that's what is currently on the table.  In addition, you are able to take religious observance days on Thursday and/or Friday (I believe at no cost to your CAR - but now I can't find that wording - so if anyone else has that, let me know).   Regardless of how the religious observance is structured, I purposefully created flexibility in Passover and Good Friday so that you could have enough space and time to attend to family and religious observations.  You are of course entitled to take the days if you see fit, but you should not feel as if you forced to do so. 

        UAI Logistics. The schedule is still in construction, so please do share your feedback.  I wanted to share with you while in construction so that I could integrate changes where necessary.  I am trying to make it so that Monday-Thursday everyone has one live instruction day, one office hour day, and two planning days. On Fridays, we'll be focusing on giving feedback to students on submitted work, and reaching out to families and students who are still struggling.

        To-Do This Week

        Refine Your Outreach Lists.  Thank you for completing this list of students who are not showing up to Office Hours.  Those that are highlighted in Red (3+) or Yellow (2) have been listed by multiple teachers.  Those are the students we will begin our focus of support on.  We'll be having a meeting on Monday with all of our Out of Classroom Staff to strategize support for them.  We ask that by EOD on FRIDAY 10APR20, please revisit this list and remove any student who has caught up in your class and/or who no longer requires the additional intervention.

        Zoom Security PD.  If you feel like you need more support in securing your zoom sessions, please join Kiri at 12PM on Monday to walk through how to do that.  In addition, stay on the call to have her do a one-on-one check of your individual security preferences.

        Feedback Support Or Any Other Questions.  Please reach out to Annie or Kiri for one-on-one support with providing feedback or any other support you need to improve your instruction and planning for Online Learning.  We'll be visiting classes again this week to reach out to individuals as well!