Ready for Inclement Weather as eLearning Initiative Continues for 2020
Last winter, schools throughout Spartanburg County closed for two consecutive days in early December due to an epic snow storm. District 7 had launched its foray into the field of eLearning as one of only five districts state-wide participating in a pilot program that allows students to work virtually from home when schools are closed. Teachers and students were well prepared for the effort with lessons downloaded on student computers and activity folders sent home for younger learners. The eLearning days enabled students to plug-in to complete school assignments while also balancing plenty of playtime in the snow.
Thanks to last year’s success, the pilot program has now expanded to 15 school districts. “eLearning Days cannot replace the face-to-face time students have with their teachers, but they can provide better continuity when school is interrupted,” said Dr. Eric Levitt, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. “eLearning Days also negate the need for makeup school days in June, helping families more effectively plan summer activities.”
We have compiled a list of eLearning resources on our website at https://www.spartanburg7.org/elearning so parents and students are prepared if the need arises.