NTI Plan

Last Updated: 10/19/2020 5:59 PM

 

Rineyville Elementary NTI PLAN

 

Rineyville Elementary has the following plan in the event we have to use for NTI.  Please review the entire plan and be prepared in the event it needs to be utilized. 

 

**Special Notes:

NTI Weather Related:  If we cancel school due to weather, teachers will do lessons from home unless told differently.  Those who cannot do their work from home, will work with HR to determine next steps.

NTI Illness Related:  Staff will come into the workplace as directed in earlier guidance.

WIFI Hotspots:  We do have WIFI hotspots in our front parking lot by the office for families to use.

 

Communication

Learning Management System

Parent/Student Portal

Growing Classroom Community Virtually and Supporting Students’ Emotional Needs and Counselor’s

Instructional Expectations

Special Education

KSI

Lesson Plan Templates

Grading and Feedback

Attendance versus Participation

Teacher Work Hours

Staffing

Teacher absences

Training for All Staff on the NEW NTI

Access to devices

 

Communication

School level - How will your school communicate with families during NTI and how often?

How?

How often?

Who is responsible?

Class tag

As needed

Admin

Facebook

As needed

Admin

School Website

As needed

Pam Johns

 

Teacher level - How will teachers communicate with families during NTI and how often? ONE digital tool should be used by all teachers.

How?

Non-negotiable

Who is responsible?

Class Tag

1 time a week to whole class

1 time a week to each individual family

Homeroom teachers/Case managers

 

 

 

 

Learning Management System (LMS)

The whole school should use ONE learning management system to assign work to students, unless elementary chooses to use a portfolio type system like SeeSaw, Classtag, Dojo.

3rd - 12th  LMS

Google Classroom

Preschool-2nd  LMS

if applicable

Classtag, Google Classroom

 

Parent/Student Portal

We will use the EXACT same portal system as last year for families and upload lesson plans weekly. We have these POC for that right now. Please edit if needed. We want to keep the sites looking uniform, so please do not change colors, but add resources as you see fit. Last year some schools wanted to release on different days and times, so please list your planned day and time to publish the next weeks links below.

Who will upload lesson links?

Pam Johns

When will the site be published weekly?

By 8:00 AM Monday Mornings

When are lesson plans due from teachers?

Fridays at Noon

Use this space to give other details if needed, such as Mr. B will upload teachers A-K.

 

 

Growing Classroom Community Virtually and Supporting Students’ Emotional Needs

Teachers are encouraged to continue to foster classroom community through classroom meetings, read alouds and tailored instruction. During class meetings, teachers should continue to encourage social engagement between students. Opportunities for student engagement are built into classroom activities to encourage interaction among students. Additionally, schools can work to collaborate within the school community to provide authentic experiences for students. If we start school in NTI “Getting to Know Me” type activities are encouraged.

 

Counselors will continue to offer classroom guidance lessons through Sanford Harmony and supplemental resources. Counselors will work with classroom teachers to schedule times. Teachers should also feel free to reach out to their counselors and involve them in class activities when appropriate. In addition, counselors will continue to offer counseling services to students individually and in small groups. Counselors will reach out to students who may seem disconnected or are not engaging, or if other concerns about their emotional well-being are reported. As teachers, if you have concerns about a student, please reach out to your counselor or the newly hired district wide mental health counselor.

 

 

 

Instructional Expectations

Instruction - not review - is the focus during the NEW NTI. The shift online requires an instructional shift as outlined in the NTI training slides linked here. The expectations below will also be listed on the Teacher Portal along with training for technology tools. Lesson plan templates will be given out at the school level and not by the district although they are similar.

            For 6th-12th grade students will attend classes online daily on their regular school schedule. Teachers are encouraged to use strategies from The NEW NTI slides along with the direct instruction recommendations below and to chunk their direct instruction.

Grade Level

Recommended Direct Instruction Time

PreK-2

5-8 minutes

3-5

8-12 minutes

6-8

12-15 minutes

9-12

12-15 minutes

 

  • Teachers will do live video with students on a daily basis. If a child is UNABLE to attend live Meets they can be recorded when done live and posted for students to watch later.
    • Minimum 3 times a day (in whole or small group) per child for self-contained teachers (teacher sees 1 set of students all day). Whole and small group as teachers use them in in-person school is still acceptable and encouraged for elementary.
      • Example: Molly might see her 1st grade teacher in a whole group Meet at 8:30am for social emotional/morning meeting time, then at 10:00am for reading with writing and social studies embedded, and then at 1:00pm for a small group in math. 
    • Departmentalized teachers (like middle school and high school teachers who teach one subject) should be offering direct instruction live or recorded (synchronous or asynchronous) to each course daily.
      • Example: Mr. Gomez who teaches 6th grade ELA will give direct instruction to his classes based on their in person schedule, so he will give that instruction 5 times a day based on the 2020-21 schedule. He will not lecture for the entire class period, however he should be available, and he can ask a small group of students to stay and work with him. Break out sessions with small groups are much more engaging and rigorous for students.
  • Special area classes in EL and MS should provide students with a choice of engaging, no screen activities.
  • Summative assessments should be made primarily of open ended tasks, collaborative/cooperative projects, or project based learning experiences commensurate with the normal time frame of the class.
  • Formative assessments should be short.
  • Ensure that total minutes per class each day, for instruction or student work, does not exceed a normal school day.

 

Please be detailed in how you will support teachers in meeting these instructional expectations.

 

Support and assurances needed in your building and who will be responsible.

Support needed from district

Teachers do live instruction

Classroom teachers turn in a weekly schedule indicating times for live meets/recording

Chromebooks distributed to families in need.

Focus on core subjects

Grade level PLC’s weekly

 

Provide special area content if applicable

Special area and media specialist will create a schedule to record videos for each grade level and give to classroom teachers/stay with one class 2 weeks/will have a lesson daily for each class. 

 

Rethink summative assessments

Grade level PLC’s

 

Timing of assessments

Grade level PLC’s will create schedule

 

 

Administrators will need to be present in online classes just as they are in buildings. That might be them being added as co-teachers in Google Classrooms, or attending Google Meets, or whatever makes sense for your school.  Below list your plan for how you will divide up the work of admin.

 

 

Mrs. Breeding and Mrs. Priddy will create a monthly schedule to do classroom walkthroughs to provide feedback.  A schedule will also be created for certified evaluation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Education

 

  • Instructional expectations for Special Education should follow the guidance given for general education students in terms of content priorities, recommended direct instruction time, and frequency of virtual face to face instruction.
  • The Special Education department created a Frequently Asked Questions document related to NTI in the Spring of 2020.  This document will continue to be updated as new questions arise. 
  • Special Education teachers should document all services provided to students using the HCS NTI services documentation 20-21 form.  Examples of completed forms are included in the FAQ document above.
  • Special education teachers should follow their in person schedule or revise the schedule to match the general education teacher’s NTI schedule.  Service minutes should match the IEP, understanding that all of the minutes are not direct instruction.  For example, 30 minutes of resource may equal: 10-15 minutes of direct instruction, 10 minutes of independent practice, and a 10 minute check in to check work and reteach as necessary.
  • Roles and responsibilities for Special Education teachers as well as the students are indicated in the chart below.  Frequency of service is per service area (i.e. co-teach math, reading, and writing would be 3 times each day).

 

 

Service

SpEd Teacher

Student

Frequency

Co-teach

*SDI must be provided in accordance with the IEP.

*Join live instructional meetings with general education teachers as often as possible.

*MUST modify content/assignments and provide accommodations in accordance with IEP whether during the live meeting or not.

*MUST provide documented office hours for student/parent check-ins, answering questions, reteaching, additional SDI, etc.

*If unable to join live meetings with general education teacher, MUST provide individual or group contact (Google Meet, telephone, email, or text, etc) with students daily/in accordance with the IEP.

*Participate in live instructional meetings with general education teacher.

*Participate in live instructional meetings with special education teacher, as requested.

*Contact the Special Education teacher for assistance with assignments/content.

*Participate in phone calls/live meets with Special Education teachers for check-ins.

*Daily/in accordance with IEP (per service area) either in whole group with the general education teacher or in small groups

Resource

*SDI must be provided in accordance with the IEP.

* May be live, recorded lessons, or lessons/activities designed by the Special Education teacher related to the goals/content

*Live/recorded sessions must be provided daily/in accordance with the IEP

 

*Participating in live instruction with Special Education teacher (individual/group)

*Completing assignments and activities assigned by Special Education teacher

*Contact the Special Education teacher for assistance with assignments/content.

*MUST provide live/recorded  instruction daily per area of service per student

*Daily office hours

Special Class (LI, etc)

*Same instructional priorities as general education (ELA and Math with embedded Science and Social Studies)

*May be live, recorded lessons, or lessons/activities designed by the Special Education teacher related to the goals/content

*Live/recorded sessions must be provided daily/in accordance with the IEP

*For students who are unable to fully participate in virtual instruction, live meets/phone contact and instruction must be provided to parents on assignments that were sent home at least 3 times per week.

*Participating in live instruction with Special Education teacher (individual/group)

*Completing assignments and activities assigned by Special Education teacher

*Contact the Special Education teacher for assistance with assignments/content.

*MUST provide live/recorded instruction daily on multiple areas (i.e. ELA, Math, adaptive behavior)

*Daily lessons/activities for each service/content area

*Daily office hours/contact with families

PASS

*SDI for social/behavior goal(s) must be provided in accordance with the IEP.

 *Elem/Middle: May be live, recorded lessons, or lessons/activities designed by the Special Education teacher (PASS Coach) related to the social/behavior goal(s).

*High: Check-ins (Google Meet, phone, text, email, etc.) with students to provide social skills instruction/ mentoring/ answering questions/ reteaching of replacement behaviors, additional SDI, etc.

 

*Participating in live social skills instruction with Special Education teacher (PASS Coach) (individual/group)

*Completing social/behavior assignments and activities assigned by Special Education teacher (PASS Coach)

*Contact the Special Education teacher (PASS Coach) for assistance with social skills activities/ assignments or general needs related to their social/behavior goal(s). 

*Elem/Middle: MUST provide live/recorded instruction in social skills daily/in accordance with IEP

*High: MUST provide check-in via Google Meet or phone at least twice per week/in accordance with IEP

*Daily (or in accordance with frequency on IEP) lessons/activities for each service area

*Daily office hours

 

Special Education Considerations

How and when will general education and special education teachers co-plan for co-teaching classrooms?

During weekly team PLCs or Grade Level Planning

How will general education and special education teachers coordinate student schedules for Google Meets/live instruction (i.e. for students who are in general education for part of a content area but also receive resource services in that area)?

They will collaborate on how to best meet student needs pertaining to this on a case by case basis. This will be planned during their weekly team PLCs or Grade Level Planning

 

KSI (Kentucky System of Intervention)

 KSI will need to continue during NTI for those students.  Students actively identified in KSI will begin interventions the first week of school.  The district’s KSI expectations will remain the same during NTI. Please schedule a time that does not interfere with core instruction.  During this time two data points per week should be collected for progress monitoring. The KSI letter is sent to parents at the initial start of KSI and any time there is a change in tiers. Remember that Tier 2 and Tier 3 must look different with the amount of time given and/or type of intervention.

Please give at least 6 weeks of core instruction (TIer 1) before placing a student in KSI. Continue to use the universal screener (MAP) along with student work evidence to identify students. To begin the KSI process you will need to contact the counselor for the vision screening and the homeschool speech pathologist for the hearing screening (if this is possible). Please make sure you have followed the KSI checklist before contacting school psychologist about a possible referral. 

Contact your schools’ administration staff to conduct fidelity checks when needed (one per tier, per area, yearly).  If a student in KSI transfers schools, please send the updated folder to the new school as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need further KSI support please contact Stacy Brawner. 

 

Lesson Plan Templates

Templates are for teachers to plan but MORE IMPORTANTLY they were a very successful tool for parents when supporting students in NTI. These need to be uniform across your school and as much as possible across the district, but schools can also make changes needed to make them fit their specific needs.

            Teachers need to stick as close as possible to their regular school day schedule. This will give the consistency that our staff and families said they lacked in the last NTI.

 

Elementary Template           Examples   

 

If any changes need to be made to template to meet the needs of your school please detail what and why below.

What change needs to be made?

Why?

Template will be altered to reflect the top portion of the current template. This will create an overall schedule for families to use. Lesson details and learning targets will be posted in individual Google Classrooms.

Parent feedback during NTI round 1 indicated parents had a difficult time keeping up with student schedules/when to log in/etc.

 

 

Grading and Feedback

Grades will be given and will count during Fall 2020 NTI. However, we did learn from last year that feedback was more beneficial to parents and students than number or letter grades. Consider using rubrics, standards based grading, or other methods of grading to support your families. Also, feedback can be given on student work without assigning a grade, so as not to put more work on teachers. Teachers could be planning and giving feedback more than they are giving direct instruction during NTI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summative assessments (tests, essays, project due dates) will be staggered. How will your school address that? n/a. Homeroom teachers will indicate these assessments on their weekly schedule. At our level, students remain in their homeroom so individual teachers will know to stagger their own assessments.

 

 

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4th

 

 

 

 

 

5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance versus Participation

On any day students are not coming in the building (NTI, OLA, A/B schedule off day) we will track participation, not attendance. You will use the daily participation requirements for all non-traditional instruction, including full NTI days and for any day a student is participating remotely. A student is said to have participated for the day if they do one of the following:

1. One-on-one video communication or phone calls between teacher and student (or teacher

and parent with smaller children or students with special needs)

 2. Group video communication or phone calls between the teacher and a whole class or

between a teacher and smaller groups of students within a class

3. Student time logged into a learning management software system completing

assignments

 

Teacher Work Hours

We learned during Spring NTI that teachers felt the need to work outside of the set school day because students were working outside of the traditional school day. Also, families were often working and could only ask questions and provide support to students after school hours. This was exhausting to many of our teachers. There are several options to solve this problem, but setting teacher work hours equal to that of a normal school day is hugely important to the health and wellness of your staff. Here are some ideas you can use to help your staff decide how to set work hours and office hours for parents.

  • If you choose to communicate with families outside of posted school or office hours, you are giving the impression you are on call 24-7.
  • The following work hours and office hours

 

  • Elementary - 

NTI - 8:00-2:00  Teacher will then have office hours (4 hours a week after 6:00 pm)

Example:

6:00-7:00  M - T - W - Th

OR

7:00:8:00 M - T - W - Th

Teachers are contracted to work a 7 hour day with 6 hours of instruction a day. With this schedule they will work 5 less hours a week, and do 4 of them at night for office hours. Teacher planning and lunch will be taken during the day as scheduled. This will allow for students to get a lunch time during the day as well.

 

Modified Block Schedule

1st block

8:30-8:45 Morning meeting

2nd block

9:00-9:15 Live reading lesson/recorded

3rd block

9:15-10:15 independent work/small groups

4th block

11:30-11:45 Live math lesson/recorded

5th block

11:45-12:45 independent work/small groups

6th block

1:00-1:30  related arts class/recorded

7th block

1:30-2:00 one-to-one conferencing as needed

                       

 

Staffing

Many staff members outside of certified homeroom teachers expressed a desire to be more active during NTI. For example, many assistants felt “useless” because they had no role in their school’s NTI process. Additionally, no one had time to train or direct instructional assistants during the rush of Spring NTI. Please think through who in your building can be working with students, how they can help, and what training they will need below. Elementary and Middle schools with special area teachers, keep in mind they are giving students a choice of activities and this planning will take very little time out of their week. They should be used to work on instructing students in the Core subjects for the remainder of their time.

 

Certified Staff with no homeroom

List names below

How can they work with students during NTI?

What training and tools will they need so they can work with students?

Pam Johns

Will continue to work with students in planning Book Studies and lessons.

Google Classroom.

Meagan Hammer

Will continue Special Area Lessons.

Google Classroom.

Eli Mitchell

Will continue Special Area Lessons.

Google Classroom.

Carrie Martin

Will continue Special Area Lessons.

Google Classroom.

Marie VanMeter

Will continue Special Area Lessons.

Google Classroom.

Danielle Foote

Will continue to collaborate with co-teachers and providing resource lessons.

Google Classroom.

Toneau Heath

Will continue to collaborate with co-teachers and providing resource lessons.

Google Classroom.

Betsy Howard

Will continue to collaborate with co-teachers and providing resource lessons.

Google Classroom.

 

 

 

 

Classified Staff (including Special Education Classified)

List names below

How can they work with students during NTI?

What training and tools will they need so they can work with students?

PreK Assistants

Small groups/parent phone calls

Information from teacher

K Assistants

Small groups/parent phone calls

Information from teacher

Floating Assistants

Small groups/parent phone calls

Information from teacher

ESS/Title I

For short term NTI:  we will not be using you

For long term NTI:  small groups/parent phone calls

Information from teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher absences

Teachers are reporting to the buildings for long term NTI. If a teacher can not report to work, they should enter the appropriate absence in AESOP and check that no sub is needed. They will need to have review activities for their class(es) for that day. Schools can require digital sub plans or handle these absences  similar to how they would handle it during in-person instruction. Please enter your plan for short term teacher absences and plans below.

 

In case of short term teacher absences, teachers will...

Teachers who are absent will send digital lesson plans and log-in information to their teammates. For the days they are absent, a teammate will cover their virtual classroom. This will be determined using a rotating schedule within their team, ABC order.

 

Training for All Staff on the NEW NTI

The information in this document needs to be communicated to staff prior to the 2020-21 school year. They are invited to read this PLAN but it should not be the sole means of communication to them about instruction. Below you will form a plan to train staff during a remaining PL day in August.

 

 

When?

How?

Who?

Explain NTI instructional focus with these slides

Aug. 19th & 20th

Presented by two teachers and administration that went to NTI training.

All certified staff members.

Outline Instructional Expectations listed in this document

  • New Content
  • Following Set Direct Instruction Time limits
  • Reference District NTI training documents                 

All certified staff members.

Introduce technology toolbox support

Aug. 19th & 20th

 

 

Guide staff in planning 1 piece of instruction that meets expectations

PL day

 

 

Guide staff in creating one formative assessment that meets expectations

PL day

 

 

Guide staff in creating 1 summative assessment that meets expectations

PL day

 

 

Inform anyone named in this plan of their role in the NEW NTI

October 19

 

 

 

Access to devices

When we begin NTI devices should be loaned out to students from the home schools.  For every chromebook loaned out, school staff need to fill out this form.  The form will let the Technology Department know which schools need replacement chromebooks, & how many, once they come in.  Schools will add the new chromebooks to their stock, while the older chromebooks are loaned out.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeQfSiGPgcGyJ8bdMKFkbRvFOuOE-rEbIL8f3Y8xNV--HXcw/viewform?usp=sf_link or bit.ly/OLAloan.

Parents will need to sign this document (print & sign) in order to take home a device:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YejAWD8kKTTuaRvr8g8KLl0OrO_Sv4qHk2Bd9bAz4wM/copy