That was certainly an experience. We were drop-kicked into an entirely new paradigm of education with 72 hours to figure it out. To recap:
Students have been more than aware of what they need to do in their classes (at least, I know they have been spammed weekly with my notices). An announcement was sent over a month ago spelling it all out and now they just have to tie up loose ends. These pictures show a) the possible final semester grade outcomes and b) how I scored "daily work." The kids all took 3 remote 1-on-1 tests with me where, for 20-40 minutes every 3 or so weeks, they would have to do a few core-concept problems and that determined whether they were working or not. Answer a few questions that demonstrate knowledge and prove understanding instead of looking things up online or with an app (you know who you are 👀), and all the "daily work" becomes exempt. Essentially, if a student could show in that half hour that they got the "gist" of what the unit was about, they're good. I was very lenient on these assessments, sometimes poking and pushing towards an concept or answer that would not have happened in-class. Unfortunately, there are always students that will avoid work. There's others who find doing it independently so arduous that genuine struggles leave them in the dust. Sadly, 3/4 of my students were not heard from at all in these last 10 weeks other than their three tests. Not a peep, not a question. I kept reaching out, begging them to join daily Q&A sessions, Discord chats or message me on Remind. It just didn't happen. I hope that means the instructional videos were good enough to get by. In any case, there are, as of today, 5 students needing a hail-mary pass for credit, 2 with prior arrangements to make things up later due to personal circumstances... and a whole lot of (I hope) happy kids.
A few things to remember as we wrap up: