Mock eLearning Guidelines

  • Florence 1 students in grades K-12 will participate in mock eLearning sessions which will allow students, teachers, and parents opportunities to practice and troubleshoot before the first real eLearning day is called.   We will be conducting mock eLearning sessions both during and after the school day. These may or may not be on the same day. The guidelines outlined below will assist participants in knowing what to do to prepare for a mock eLearning session, what is expected during a mock eLearning session, and what is expected after the mock eLearning session has concluded. 


    Mock eLearning at School


    A mock eLearning at school session will be conducted during the school day and scheduled for at least one hour.  Specific dates and times will be announced in advance. During this hour, teachers and students will be asked to communicate about assignments using Google Classroom and/or email. 

    The goal of practicing is to make sure students can access and complete the materials at home, and to know how to use Google Classroom and/or email to ask questions.  However, on the first mock session teachers and students may communicate verbally as issues arise that cannot be addressed through those communication tools.  The district will use the feedback from surveys, from both teachers and students, to identify areas of concern and work to make improvements in the eLearning process.

    Grades PreK-1 and Teachers of Students with IEPs who do not participate in the general curriculum

    Prior to Mock eLearning session:

    • Teachers have the eLearning packet prepared, copied and ready in the event an eLearning day occurs. 
    • Have a practice activity prepared for the eLearning mock session. For the purpose of practice, choose one activity that students might have difficulty completing alone on an eLearning day.

    During  Mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers will take a few minutes (~15 min.) to explain to students the expectations for completing the packet on an eLearning day. 
    • Students complete the practice activity then resume their regular schedule.

    After mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers will respond to the district survey.
    • Teachers check activity for completion and decide if students will be able to complete this type of activity on a real eLearning day.

    Grades 2 - 8

    Prior to Mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers launch prepared material in Google Classroom.  This consists of a ~15 minute eLearning lesson/activity for each of the four core subject areas.  
    • Examples of eLearning lessons and activities are available on the eLearning Activity Ideas page.

    During  Mock eLearning session: 

    • Students use Google Classroom to access materials and assignments.  
    • Teachers model how students will communicate with the teacher using Google Classroom or email if they have questions about the assignment.

    After mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers and students have an opportunity to respond to the survey. 
    • Teachers check Google Classroom assignments for completion and decide if students will be able to complete this type of activity on a real eLearning day.

    Grades 9 - 12

    Prior to Mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers launch prepared material in Google Classroom.  
    • This consists of a ~15 minute eLearning lesson/activity for each block you teach.
    • Examples of eLearning lessons and activities are available on the eLearning Activity Ideas page.

    During  Mock eLearning session: 

    • Students use Google Classroom to access materials and assignments.
    • Teachers may only communicate about the assignments with students using Google Classroom or email, which will be active for use during mock day and all eLearning days.  Remember, the emphasis is on practicing what it will be like on a real eLearning day.  

    After mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers and students have an opportunity to respond to the survey. 
    • Teachers check Google Classroom assignments for completion and decide if students will be able to complete this type of activity on a real eLearning day.

    Mock eLearning at Home


    A Mock eLearning at Home session will be scheduled during after school hours. The eLearning assignments for the at home session should take no more than one hour to complete and will be the only homework given that day.  Additionally, no major tests/assessments will be given the following school day. Specific dates will be announced in advance. Students in grades 2-12 will require their Chromebook to access and/or complete their Google Classroom assignments  The district will use results of surveys from teachers, students, and parents to identify areas of concern and work to make improvements.

    Grades PreK-1

    Prior to the at home mock eLearning session:

    • Teachers have one practice activity prepared for the mock at home assignment that simulates an activity in the prepared packet.  
    • No other homework is to be assigned that night, and no major assessments should be given the next day.
    • For the purpose of practice, choose a practice activity that encourages parental guidance.
    • Teachers will take a few minutes (~15 min.) to explain to students the expectations for completing the Mock eLearning at Home activity.
    • Parents provide a place for students to complete the eLearning activity.

    During the at home mock eLearning session:

    • Students complete eLearning activity.
    • Parents provide support during completion of the eLearning activity.

    After the at home mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers and parents will respond to the district survey.
    • Teachers check activity for completion and decide if students will be able to complete this type of activity on a real eLearning day.

    Grades 2 - 8

    Prior to the at home mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers launch prepared material in Google Classroom.  This consists of a ~15 minute eLearning lesson/activity for each of the four core subject areas.  
    • Examples of eLearning lessons and activities are available on the eLearning Activity Ideas page.
    • No homework assignments given other than the eLearning assignments.
    • No major assessment scheduled for the following day.
    • Teachers will take a few minutes (~15 min.) to explain to students the expectations for completing the Mock eLearning at Home assignment.

    During the at home mock eLearning session: 

    • Students use Google Classroom to access and/or complete assignments.
    • Teachers and students may communicate about the assignments with students using Google Classroom or email, which will be active for use during mock sessions and all eLearning days.  Remember, the emphasis is on practicing what it will be like on a real eLearning day. 
    • Teachers are not expected to maintain eLearning office hours for the at home mock eLearning session.

    After the mock at home eLearning session: 

    • Teachers, students and parents have an opportunity to respond to the survey. 
    • Teachers check Google Classroom assignments for completion and decide if students will be able to complete this type of activity on a real eLearning day.

    Grades 9 - 12

    Prior to the at home mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers launch prepared material in Google Classroom.  This consists of a ~15 minute eLearning lesson/activity for each block you teach.  
    • Examples of eLearning lessons and activities are available on the eLearning Activity Ideas page
    • No homework assignments given other than the eLearning assignments.
    • No major assessment scheduled for the following day.
    • Teachers will take a few minutes (~15 min.) to explain to students the expectations for completing the Mock eLearning at Home assignment.

    During the at home mock eLearning session: 

    • Students use Google Classroom to access materials and assignments.
    • Teachers may communicate about the assignments with students using Google Classroom or email.  Remember, the emphasis is on practicing what it will be like on a real eLearning day.
    • Teachers are not expected to maintain eLearning office hours for the at home mock eLearning session. 

    After the at home mock eLearning session: 

    • Teachers, students and parents have an opportunity to respond to the survey. 
    • Teachers check Google Classroom assignments for completion and decide if students will be able to complete this type of activity on a real eLearning day.