Refers to times in the day that learning will happen independently. This could be assignments on Google Classroom, pre-recorded teacher videos, paper and pencil tasks, reading or other work.
This refers to times in the day that classes are all learning together, such as on Zoom. Your student will have scheduled synchronous learning times throughout the day.
Hybrid Learning Model
Students enrolled in the Hybrid Learning Model attend school in-person for partial days for four days a week (Monday-Thursday) for approximately 2.5 hours a day. Half of the student body attends school in the mornings; half attends school in the afternoon.
When not in-person, students access their education through Distance Learning which may include assignments provided by teachers during in-person instruction and/or online components.
If BISD is unable to hold in-person learning, all students in the Hybrid Learning Model will pivot to Continuous Learning and will access their learning in a remote environment.
In-person Learning is Part 1 of the Hybrid Learning Model. This is when students come to the school buildings for partial in-person days. The remainder of their school day will happen at home through asynchronous learning which may include assignments provided by teachers during in-person instruction and/or online components.
For example, if your student is assigned to the morning schedule, he or she will attend learning in-person during the morning and then in the afternoon, he or she will continue learning with assigments, pen and paper activities or small online group work.
Continuous Learning is Part 2 of the Hybrid Model. If BISD is unable to hold In-Person Learning (Part 1 of the Hybrid Model), BISD will pivot to a Continuous Learning environment where students access their learning, teachers and classrooms remotely.
100% Online Learning Model
Students enrolled in the 100% Online Learning Model will access their schooling all year in an online environment.
Launchpads are used in grades K-6 and refers to the Google Site that is specific to your child's teaching team. The launchpad has all the information and resources your student needs, including access to their work in Google Classroom. Teachers will be explicitly teaching how to use their launchpad to create consistency and ease for students.
This is an example of a 4th Grade Teacher's Launchpad:
The Student Portal is used in grades 7-12 and provides students with a resource to access improtant information.