What is Learning Together Anywhere?
Learning Together Anywhere (LTA) is a program that is delivered by certified teachers to students who remain at home during established school hours.
Students will have the opportunity to engage in both real-time live virtual instruction, and pre-recorded teacher-directed lessons and activities.
LTA follows the NLPS 2020-2021 School Calendar.
How Do I Sign Up?
To enroll in our Learning Together Anywhere program during the 2020-2021 school year, please contact the current school your child is attending and request to be transferred into the Learning Together Anywhere Program.
*The next transition window for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be in March.
What Will Students Need?
Technology: Each student will need their own device (Chromebook, laptop, computer), with a working camera and microphone. A reliable internet connection is essential. Phones and tablets will not suffice.
School Supplies: Each teacher will provide a supply list.
Relevant programs of study will be followed based on student grade and/or achievement.
Teachers will teach provincial learning outcomes that focus on core subjects. Students will also have opportunities for health and physical education.
Daily/Weekly Time Required
Students will be required to receive the same amount of instruction as in-person classes, but more flexibility will be offered in how instruction is accessed. Some instruction/lessons will be synchronous with students required to participate in a virtual class with other students and their teacher at specific times. Other classes/lessons will be asynchronous - recorded for students to access on demand. For certain courses, or to complete some assessments, students may be required to come to school.
Parent Support Required
Parental assistance may be needed to supervise students and assist with assignments. The level of involvement will vary depending on the age, grade level and individual needs of the student. Parents will need to commit to ongoing, timely communication with the teacher to ensure programming outcomes are being met. Parents will be expected to assist and support students in using the technology required to participate.
Resources and Supports
Arrangements will be made to ensure students have resources they need to complete work (ie textbooks). Students who receive specialized services such as inclusive education support, ESL, or counselling may continue to receive access to support services, though they may look different than previous in-person opportunities.
Resources, accommodations, and/or modifications to support students with disabilities will be provided when appropriate and where possible.
NLPS assessment policies will be followed, including regular and appropriate classroom and division curricular assessments. Teachers will continue to outline and utilize effective assessment practices.
Assessments declared mandatory by Alberta Education, including provincial achievement and diploma exams will be required.
Length of Commitment
Students who select Learning Together Anywhere as their learning option should remain until the end of a grading period. These occur in November and March for students in grades 1-8 and at the end of January for students in Grade 9.
Any potential changes will require consultation with administration.
Daily attendance will be taken at scheduled times. A student will be counted as absent if they don’t have documented engagement during designated synchronous learning times.
Parents may continue to report absences using School Messenger.