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Distance Learning for All represented Oregon's response to emergency school closure during the 2019-20 school year. While many of the resources housed here are still valid for planning for the 2020-21 school year, this Distance Learning for All guidance was sunsetted on June 30, 2020. It is retained here as an archive for reference only.
Guidance for the 2020-21 school year can be found on the
Ready Schools, Safe Learners page. Schools may choose a
Comprehensive Distance Learning model for 2020-21, and if emergency school closure is needed,
Short-Term Distance Learning requirements will take effect. The guidance and supporting resources continue to anchor in care, connection and continuity of learning as we collectively work to ensure access and opportunity for our students, especially those who have been historically underserved in our education system.
Tool #1: Overview of Guidelines for Distance Learning: Guideline summary for implementation of distance learning.
The Distance Learning Capacity Framework: A conceptual framework to help districts evaluate their capacity for distance learning. It is designed to provide multiple entry points based on readiness.
The Distance Learning Planning Tool: A customizable project planning tool districts can use to build their Distance Learning For All Plan.
Tool #4: Distance Learning for All Family and Educator Resources: The resources and supports for at-home learning, social-emotional and mental health, and curriculum and instruction on this page represent Tool #4.
Tool #5: Distance Learning: Sample Instructional Day (K-12): A tool designed to help teachers and parents build a daily learning schedule for students K-12. This prioritizes Teacher-Led Learning and also expands learning to include activities and experiences that reinforce skills and extend knowledge.
Distance Learning Timeline One Pager: A visual timeline to help districts understand the implementation arc for Distance Learning for All.
Tool #7: Distance Learning for All Summary Document: A summary document distilling the contents of this guidance.
Distance Learning for All FAQ
Comprehensive School Counseling Plan for Seniors: A resource designed to provide suggested guidance for how Comprehensive School Counseling Programs may address seniors’ social-emotional learning, academic development, and career and college readiness.
Personalized Student Graduation Plan Template: A sample template schools can use to develop a plan for Seniors Needing Credits to meet Oregon Diploma 2020 Requirements
Graduation Pathways 2020 Timeline: A visual timeline to help districts understand key dates for Graduation Pathways 2020.
Tool #11: Graduation Pathways 2020 Summary Document: A summary document distilling the contents of section 4, Graduation Pathways 2020.
Section 5: Grades 9-11 Guidance
Comprehensive School Counseling Plan for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors: A resource designed to provide suggested guidance for how Comprehensive School Counseling Programs may address 9th-11th graders’ social-emotional learning, academic development, and career and college readiness by providing a continuum of services and supports matched to individual student needs.
Credit-Earning Assurance Plan: A Credit-Earning Assurance Plan template districts may use to develop a plan for students to earn credits towards graduation in courses that were previously marked as Incomplete during school closure. (See section 5C.)
Promising Practices for Secondary Students During Distance Learning: Recommended promising practices to use for designing learning experiences and measuring progress in learning during school closure.
Tool #15: Supporting our Students in Grades 9, 10 & 11 Summary document: A summary document distilling the contents of Section 5, Supporting our Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11.
Distance Learning for All: Career and Technical Education Guidance
COVID-19 Resources for Oregon Higher Education Partners
Section 6: Grades K-8 Guidance
Comprehensive School Counseling Plan for Students in Grades K-8:
Promising Practices for K-8 Students During Distance Learning: Recommended promising practices to use for designing learning experiences and measuring progress in learning during school closure.
Tool #19: Supporting Our Students in Grades K-8 Summary Document: A summary document distilling the contents of Section 6, Supporting our Students in Grades K-8
The Oregon Department of Education developed Instructional Models to help support educators, students, and families in the continuation and delivery of learning. The Learner-Centered Model focuses on student voice, choice, flexibility, and deeper approaches to learning. The Teacher-Centered Model focuses on providing a familiar and consistent structure that most resembles direct instruction. The Hybrid Model combines familiar instructional routines with authentic learning experiences. A variety of strategies, resources, and suggested schedules are included to empower teachers in supporting distance learning.
The following Federal resources are important for districts to consider when making online readiness determinations:
The resources below are provided for district use during our school closure period. ODE is making these resources available only during that time and will remove all resources that do not meet accessibility requirements once schools have reopened.
For updated guidance on Mental Health, please visit the COVID-19 page.
For updated guidance on Mental Health, please visit the
Distance Learning for All Erin's Law Toolkit
Please send any questions that you have to
DistanceLearning4All. If you need any of the information shared on this website in a different format, please contact ODE’s
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