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Curriclum Prep Overview
Curriculum and Instruction Support Teaching & Learning Consultants led summer curriculum writing projects with teachers in all content areas to do the following:
Focus on creating A+ OPS curriculum guides for all content areas that imbed blended learning for the incorporation of the use of the iPad and other technology devices.
- Focus on preparing A+ OPS curriculum guides with the flexibility to move from in-person teaching to remote learning.
- Provide options for teachers to adjust A+ OPS curriculum guides for the Family 3/2 model. This part will outline what a student will be doing when not attending in-person and how a teacher will support, provide feedback, and asynchronous options when a student in leaning from home.
- Update long-range unit planners and pacing guides and by focusing on standards-based essential questions and key topics, the curriculum writers preserved a guaranteed and viable curriculum. They identified focused topics for each week to support pacing in the non-traditional environment. Additionally, the long-range unit planners provide planning guidance as teachers develop lessons for both in-person/synchronous instruction and asynchronous learning activities to be completed by students on their non in-person days.
Review of scheduling options to decrease transitions during the day. All schools, exceptions of Central and South, will be on an A/B Block Schedule (4 periods a day with advisement embedded within one of the blocks).
Traditional Learning Model: In-Person learning occurs in a traditional classroom setting with all students and staff in attendance every day.
Remote Learning Model has student (and teachers) engaging remotely. Learning occurs at home with instruction and support provided by OPS teachers and staff. In this model, both synchronous and asynchronous learning are supported with communication and interaction using iPads and other technology tools.
Flex Learning Model: Family 3/2 allows groups of students meet in-person within a modified schedule. Students remotely through a variety of asynchronous sessions, assignment, and learning activities
Blended Learning is an instructional approach that allows opportunities for student learning opportunities to be integrated with technology. This approach can occur in a remote or in-person instructional environment.
Professional Development Days:
- New Teachers – Friday, July 31st
- Middle School and High School Curriculum Day – Thursday, August 6th
- Middle School AM iPad Training / PM Curriculum Day -- Friday, October 16
- High School AM Curriculum Day / PM iPad Training -- Friday, October 16
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).