Today, Del Valle ISD launched their E-Learning site providing students and families with all the information needed for online learning during the time that schools are closed (https://sites.google.com/delvalle-isd.org/dvfamily/).
To prepare students for E-Learning, last week the District checked out 4,200 Chromebooks over two days to students in grades 3-8. This distribution was in addition to the 3,000 Chromebooks previously disseminated to high school students in their 1:1 technology initiative.
To prepare personnel for this alternative method of teaching and learning, the Curriculum and Instruction and Technology Departments hosted a variety of virtual professional development opportunities last week for all teaching staff. The sessions provided teachers the opportunity to learn and explore Google Classroom which will be used for E-Learning. Sessions also included online learning strategies addressing behavior management and online etiquette. Individualized support from curriculum staff was available after the virtual sessions as teachers planned their lessons for the coming days.
In addition to providing academic support during school closures, meals continue to be available to students at campuses and on modified bus routes (http://www.dvisd.net/2020/03/25/del-valle-isd-meal-delivery-pickup-plan/). Last week, 61,834 meals were provided to students. The buses also deliver work packets to Pre K-2nd grade students and any other student in the District who is not engaging in the online E-Learning experience.