Remote Instruction Requirements

 

Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Application Links

 

Application Link

Description

Due Date

Release

Synchronous Attestation Online Application July 9 2020 

LEAs must submit this online application of attestations stating that they are prepared to offer synchronous instruction in order to receive funding for synchronous attendance. Submit one online application per LEA. 

Sept. 7th

Posted 

Asynchronous Letter of Intent July 9 2020   

LEA’s should submit this online application to notify the agency of its intent to develop an Asynchronous Plan prior to the first day of asynchronous instruction.  One submission per LEA.  Submitting this online application results in contingent approval of funding for asynchronous remote instruction through the end of the grace period. This Letter of Intent does not require board approval. 

Before first day of asynchronous instruction 

Posted 

Asynchronous Plan Online Application July 9 2020  

LEAs must submit this online application, which includes attestations and open-ended questions, and submitted plans must be reviewed and approved by TEA in order to continue receiving funding for asynchronous attendance after the end of the grace period. LEAs may submit plans individually or as a consortium, and no more than one online application should be submitted per LEA.

By Oct. 1st, in order to allow time for review, revision, and resubmission prior to end of grace period

Posted 

 For questions, please email AsynchronousPlanReview@tea.texas.gov

The state is fully funding attendance for both of these methods as long as all requirements for remote instruction are met, as detailed in the Attendance and Enrollment FAQ.


Asynchronous Plan Materials and Resources


Asynchronous Instruction does not require all participants to be virtually present at the same time 

  • Examples: Self-paced online courses with intermittent teacher instruction, pre-assigned work with formative assessments on paper or in LMS, watching pre-recorded videos of instruction with guided support 

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2020-2021 Planning Support


 

Document

Description Release

SY 20-21 Asynchronous Plan Summary (PDF) July 6 2020 

Summary of the attestations and open-ended questions that will be in the Asynchronous Plan Survey

Posted  

Asynchronous Plan Rubric  (PDF) July 9 2020 

Rubric that reviewers will use to evaluate Asynchronous Plans

Posted

Asynchronous Look Fors (PDF) July 9 2020  Preliminary guidance on the “look fors” that reviewers will use to evaluate Asynchronous Plans Posted
Webinar on Annotated Asynchronous Plan Exemplars (YouTube) July 21 2020

Presentation with links (PDF) July 21 2020
Training for LEAs on Asynchronous Plan requirements through analysis of the exemplars, rubric ratings, and rationale

Posted (YouTube)

Posted (PDF)

Asynchronous Plan Exemplars and Rubric Rating Rationale (PDF) July 21 2020 Strong examples of Asynchronous Plans and rationale for strong rubric ratings

Posted

Also see links in chart below

Asynchronous Plan Blank Template (Word) July 23 2020 An optional planning tool that provides one way LEAs can format and organize information for asynchronous plan submission  Posted

Asynchronous Plan Non-example (PDF) and Rubric Rationale (PDF) July 30 2020 

Example of an asynchronous plan that does not meet the rubric requirements with rationale for lower rubric ratings

Posted

Posted

Asynchronous Plan Common Pitfalls (PDF) July 30 2020  List of common pitfalls to consider in order to support asynchronous planning process 

Posted

 

Asynchronous Plan Exemplars and Rubric Rating Rationale

These exemplars are: 

  • An example of ONE way to develop a plan that meets the criteria in the rubric 
  • An example of the level of detail LEAs could include in their plan to ensure the plan has enough evidence to be rated against the rubric.  
  • Additional considerations for LEAs as they create their individual plans. 

These exemplars are NOT

  • The only or “best” way to develop a plan.  Plans are evaluated based on the rubric. There are many ways to meet the requirements listed in the rubric. 
  • A comprehensive plan that includes every detail for every grade, subject, campus, course requirement or particular contexts that individual LEAs will need to consider.  
  • An endorsement of any particular set of materials or products. 

Note:  All of these exemplar plans are still in draft form as the LEAs are continuing to gather input from stakeholders and finalize with approval from their school boards.  They have graciously shared these drafts to be used as examples for us to learn from, but the details of the plans may still change before they are final and submitted to TEA for approval. 

District

Description

Exemplar Plan Link

Rubric Rationale Link

Aldine ISD

Mid-size, urban district

Draft: Aldine ISD Exemplar Plan

Aldine ISD Rubric Rationale

Hawkins ISD

Small, rural district

Draft: Hawkins ISD Exemplar Plan

Hawkins ISD Rubric Rationale

Lubbock ISD

Mid-size, urban district

Draft: Lubbock ISD Exemplar Plan

Lubbock ISD Rubric Rationale

DeSoto ISD

Small, suburban  district

Draft: DeSoto ISD Exemplar Plan

DeSoto ISD Rubric Rationale

 

Synchronous Attestation Materials


Synchronous instruction requires all participants to be present at the same time, virtually 

  • Examples: Live interactive classes with students and teachers participating real-time, teacher supported work time on video conference calls, scheduled and timed online tests

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2020-2021 Planning Support


 

Document

Description Release

SY 20-21 Synchronous Attestation Summary (PDF) July 6 2020 

Summary of the attestations that will be in the Synchronous Attestation Online Application

Posted