LPIE FAQ - Wednesdays
What is my classroom teacher doing on Wednesdays?
Wednesdays provide the teachers the opportunity to correct school work and assessments, give feedback to students through Google Classroom or Seesaw, review and collaborate with grade level colleagues on future lessons, plan for the upcoming 2 weeks, troubleshoot issues that arise, and have 1:1 contact with students upon request. Teachers also complete final revisions of their DL adapted lessons, get materials copied, assembled and organized into student bags to be sent home. Teachers may also be participating in IEP, 504 or SST meetings.
Why are Wednesdays structured as all grade levels across the district?
What are library specialists, music teachers and science teachers doing outside of teaching on Wednesdays?
What is the difference between the science teacher and LPIE science time?
Your donations to LPIE pay for the science teachers at the elementary schools. In addition, LPIE science instructors also teach specific science lessons. These lessons are developed in conjunction with the science teachers and are oftentimes lessons that are more labor intensive for the instructor/teacher.
How are the Wednesday zoom calls structured?
An aide is assigned to each grade level to help monitor the kids, troubleshoot technology problems, and answer questions. Kids are brought in as participants and are given the ability to only chat with the aide so that they can ask questions as needed. Each single subject teacher, music, library, and science, then joins the zoom to provide a lesson. The lesson follows specific subject standards and is designed to introduce a concept or activity to students. The students follow along with the lesson at home and often engage with materials provided by the teacher.
What can I expect from LPIE Art?
How can I easily access the login information?
Currently, the LPIE website has the music and science information at https://www.lpie.org/tk-5scienceandmusic. Art information will be added as it rolls out.
Has there been any discussions about offering clubs on Wednesdays (typing clubs, robotics, sign language, etc.)?
Yes - we are looking at how we might offer clubs at sites possibly through parent organizations.