Online728 is Expanding!
Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, Online728 will be expanding its program to include a FULL online option for students in grades K-8. For the past 7 years Online728 has offered online programming for students in grades 9-12 and will be expanding to K-8 for next year.
For the 2021-22 school year our Distance Learning Model (used during the 2020-2021 school year) will operate as part of the Online728 program. The Online728 distance learning option will continue to provide a safe, flexible and engaging learning option that students are able to access from home. We are taking what we have learned during distance learning in the 2020-2021 academic year to enhance and grow our online program to provide a more flexible K-12 educational option for all learners.
The following sample schedules provide a glimpse into the day-to-day of an online elementary or middle school student. Specific times will be determined by the teacher and communicated at the start of the school year.
NEW for 2021-2022 School Year!
Students will experience a variety of NEW learning opportunities which inlcude:
Virtual Field Trips and Guest Speakers
Virtual field trips are opportunities to explore art, history, science and more through rich, online experiences. When possible, guest speakers will connect with our students in live video meets.
A Makerspace is a place where you get to choose what you will learn or create. It’s like your own virtual playground.
Is Online Learning Right for You & Your Child?
Below are recommendations you should consider for a successful online experience.
Engage daily in the learning process with your child
Elementary aged learners need an in person adult or caregiver to provide daily assistance in the learning process. It will be important to review the daily expectations communicated by the classroom teacher.
Create a learning space for your child
Create a special, personalized corner of a room dedicated to learning, creating, and reading. If possible choose a space that is free from distractions and clutter to help your child stay focused.
Commit to a schedule
Finding time for learning requires planning. Take a look at your family’s schedule and figure out the best times for learning. While your child’s teachers will have set times for Google Meetings, it will be important to establish other routines for breaks, exercise and studying during the course of the day.
Video games, computer games, social media, TV, toys, pets—our homes have lots of distractions. Make a list of the things that distract your child. Then, find ways to limit them during learning time.
Reach out to your child’s teacher
You play a key role in the success of your child in the online learning environment. Be an advocate for your child and communicate with your child's teacher when you have questions about your child's academic and social emotional well being.