On Friday, August 26, Bartlesville Public Schools will have its first of five scheduled Virtual Learning Days for this school year. Most elementary students will be issued Chromebooks and secondary students will use their usual Chromebooks for family-supported learning to be done at each student’s own pace that day. Completion of online tasks before Monday, or submittal of any paper assignments on Monday, will be used for student attendance on the Virtual Learning Day.
The tightly structured school day makes it challenging for teachers to plan and work together by grade level and subject area on a regular basis. Teachers need time to analyze the curriculum, select effective instructional strategies, and plan activities that engage students. They also need time to analyze student work and determine if students are making progress and providing intervention when needed.
The academic calendar includes five scheduled Virtual Learning Days spaced across the year to provide teachers common planning times with colleagues to collaborate on lesson plans, including analyzing student assessment results to improve our curricula. They also provide teachers opportunities to share ideas and resources across grade levels and buildings to improve learning across each school and the district.
The scheduled days for the 2022-2023 academic year are August 26, September 30, December 2, February 17, and April 28. The Virtual Learning Days are a powerful investment in the future success of all BPSD students as we continue to adapt to an interconnected world of 1:1 devices with both in-person and virtual instruction.