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Lamar School District

Important Terms and Definitions

2020-2021

 

Blended Learning – Combined use of tradition face-to-face instruction integrated with Virtual Learning due to when a student(s) being sent home due to COVID-19, Influenza, or other communicable diseases.

Virtual Learning – When a student attends off campus only to view video lessons, complete assignments, and turn in assignments through an internet connection.

Learning Management System (LMS) – Is an online system that allows a provider to upload and track information provided for a learner. The learner can readily access and respond to the information. (Google Classroom is the LMS that the Lamar School District has chosen to use for the 2020-2021 school year.)

Home School – is a term used when parents are going to determine the curriculum their students will use for their education. This is not a learning model provided through a school district (Not provided by the Lamar School District.) This is an option provided by the state allowing parents to teach their children from home.

Hot Spot – is a designated wifi location chosen by the Lamar School District in cooperation with local community organizations. We are currently looking at seven different location around the district. The hot spots will provide easier access for students who have chosen the virtual learning route for the first nine weeks.

 

 

‚Äč*It is important to note, that this is a living document and subject to change depending on what circumstances that may present themselves to the District.

*Check this document for periodic updates.