Board hears asynchronous learning plan for remote students
District leaders outlined their plan for students who chose Remote Learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
Dr. Michael Griffin, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, outlined what parents and students can expect starting Sept. 14. Elementary students will be assigned to a designated remote learning teacher, who will work with students in a variety of ways, including via Zoom lessons, videos, and activities and assignments in SeeSaw.
Secondary students will transition back to an eight-period daily schedule on Sept. 14, and Remote Learning will be provided three ways:
- Classes led by designated remote learning teachers
- Classes led by on-campus instructors through Zoom synchronous instruction
- Coursework through Edgenuity, a fully asynchronous model with routine support from a content teacher and case manager
Student participation will be recorded each school day through lessons in SeeSaw or Moodle, interacting with teachers, and completing assignments. Attendance will be taken daily for elementary students and each period for secondary students.
Trustees will vote on the plan at the Sept. 14 board meeting. To access the complete plan that was presented to the board, click here.
Demographer projections show home sales on the rise
Templeton Demographics, the district’s contracted demographic data service provider, provided trustees with an updated overview regarding population growth in and around Northwest ISD.
The new home market has continued to grow, despite economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 2,300 homes have been sold this year so far in Northwest ISD, which is an increase of more than 450 over this time last year.
The district also saw an influx of planned lots for future homes. With more than 42,000 homes planned within its boundaries, Northwest ISD continues to be one of the fastest growing school district in north Texas.
Rolling V Ranch, a $3.5 billion project near Rhome and Newark, is expected to increase student populations at Seven Hills and Prairie View elementary schools.
Lance Thompson Elementary, which opened last fall as the district’s 19th elementary campus, continues to see the highest growth in housing. To see the full report from Templeton, click here.
Reports, discussions addressed by board
District leadership presented the following subjects to the board as a report or discussion:
- July Financial Report
- Facilities, Planning and Construction
To view reports or discussion presentations from board meetings, click here.
In other action, the board
- Approved the district’s Concussion Oversight Team
- Approved purchases for the NISD Natatorium equipment, repairs, and supplies