Processes & Terms
FAQ & TEGY LEXICON
How do I join a Design Lab session?
Navigate to any week on the Design Lab Homebase and click on the button that corresponds to your recurring session time.
Where are my school team's working documents?
Hover over the Design Lab navigation tab then click on Team Folders. You can then click on your school's folder.
Where are my network team's working documents?
Hover over the Network Teams navigation tab then click on Team Folders. You can then click on your network's folder.
What if I still have questions?
Email Karen Derrick-Davis, Professional Learning Director! :)
Physical Distancing & Social Connecting
We prefer these terms to "social distancing." Terms matter. Now, more than ever, we need social connection and to develop creative ways to create and sustain it.
The time that students are physically at home while learning.
The time that students are physically in the community (not at home or school) while learning.
The time that students are physically at school while learning.
NOT: Remote Learning
"Remote learning" sounds like our students are on a deserted island! We do not want kids to feel like they are alone and disconnected. Being online can be a very engaging experience (that is why we can't get kids off their phones!!!), but online learning is not engaging if we merely try to replicate a previously in-person experience as an online experience. We have ALL experienced a bad online learning experience.
Synchronous Learning Activities
When learners are engaging in learning at the same time, such as a Zoom video call or an in-person group experience. [Wikipedia]
Asynchronous Learning Activities
When learners learn material at different times and locations than each other. Asynchronous Learning is also called Location Independent Learning. [Wikipedia] Asynchronous activities may or may not be online or need a wifi connection. Videos downloaded on to a tablet could be an example of asynchronous activities that are not dependent on a wifi connection.
At Tegy, we start with the question: "What experience do we want our students and teachers to have that we hope will lead to the impact we desire?" As soon as we approach the day as a set of experiences rather than a structure of subjects and seats, our solutions change.