Online Instruction - Middle/High
What are school hours for online students?
Students must be engaged in learning each day to be counted present. TEA requires students to be in attendance at least 90 percent of the school year for grade level completion. Attendance will be demonstrated by active participation online.
What will online learning be like? Will it be like it was in the spring?
Last Spring, our Humble ISD teachers pivoted overnight to meet the instructional needs of students. This year, however, because of the increased expectations provided by TEA, online learning will look different. Online learning will continue to vary by grade-level and student needs.
To support the new expectations and to increase rigor for remote instruction, Humble ISD teachers are engaged in professional learning through two pathways: remote training basics and an online certification program. They are working to: master their online learning platforms, build asynchronous learning units that include the TEKS, incorporate online quality assessments, create online classrooms (you might have seen some on Twitter), and integrate instructional support strategies to engage students in the learning process. Students will experience direct instruction, small group support, and tutoring from their teachers as they practice concepts/skills and complete projects.
In addition to the instructional upgrades, frequent communication and check-ins with parents will be a part of the online learning experience for all students. A parent orientation for online learning for each campus will be offered. This orientation will address expectations for remote instruction, including attendance, grading, submission of work, etc.
Students will participate in virtual classes in English, math, science and social studies. Additionally, students’ elective courses will be offered virtually and some will be in a hybrid model with students in class and attending virtually at the same time, depending on the elective.
What learning platforms will be used by middle and high school students?
Based on parent feedback that multiple platforms in one household can be a challenge, Humble ISD middle schools have chosen Schoology to use exclusively for the 2020-2021 school year. This will help us provide better support to teachers, students, and families in navigating online learning.
High schools, with exception of Quest Early College High School, will also be using Schoology. Quest Early College High School will be using Google Classroom. Part of the online learning orientation/experience will be to familiarize students and parents with the platform they will be using to learn from home. Front-loading the skills necessary to navigate the platform itself will be important for a successful year. All teachers will be incorporating that need into their instruction.
What do I do if my student needs a device for online learning?
Humble ISD will provide devices for all students who need one. Please contact your school.
Who operates online instruction?
Our wonderful Humble ISD teachers provide all online instruction for our students. Humble ISD requires online teachers to participate in specialized professional development regarding online learning throughout the summer. This includes mastering their online platform as well as mastering online instructional models including organizing and facilitating the learning of necessary outcomes and measuring success with quality assessments.
When will students who signed up for online instruction with on campus UIL Athletics and Fine Arts be on campus?
Students will be in their class period (found on their student schedule) and in practices and rehearsals held before or after school as requested by their coach and/or director. Transportation is the parent’s responsibility. Classes may not necessarily be scheduled at the beginning or end of the school day. The classes that online students come onto campus for are all UIL Athletics, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theatre, and Dance.
What if my student wants to participate in UIL Athletics or Fine Arts but cannot come on campus during the school day due to transportation issues?
Some activities may be virtual. The parent should contact the teacher, director or coach to see what is possible.
What are the grading policies?
Grading policies for online and on campus students will be the same.
Can all Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses be completed fully online?
In alignment with TEA, some Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes require a portion of the course to be completed with an instructor on-campus. These courses require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities, and/or specific materials and technology. Students choosing remote instruction will be required to come on campus to carry out specified assignments and activities that cannot be reasonably completed remotely.
What CTE courses have been designated as “On-Campus” (i.e. having required hands-on/face-to-face components)?
Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies
Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication
Construction Management I
Construction Management II
Construction Technology I
Construction Technology II
Electrical Technology II
Practicum in Construction Technology
Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical
Practicum in Health Science
Sports Medicine I: Health Science Theory/Clinical
Sports Medicine II: Practicum in Health Science I
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistant II (CNA)
Pharmacy Technician II
Advanced Culinary Arts
Practicum in Culinary Arts
Hospitality Services (Marriott)
Practicum in Hospitality Services (Marriott)
Cosmetology I/Cosmetology I Lab
Cosmetology II/Cosmetology II Lab
CISCO Internetworking Technologies I
CISCO Internetworking Technologies II
Computer Technician Practicum
Emergency Medical Technician--Basic
CT1404 & CT1405
CT1406 & CT1407
Automotive Technology I: Maintenance and Light Repair
Automotive Technology II: Automotive Service
Paint and Refinishing
Practicum in Transportation Systems
How much on-campus time will be required in designated On-Campus CTE courses?
Frequency and amount of required on-campus instruction will vary by individual course requirements. CTE course instructors will provide students and parents a schedule of required on-campus activities. Prior to the start of school, On-Campus CTE course instructors will reach out to their parents and students to provide further details of on-campus activities and time requirements. This communication will continue throughout the semester as needed for the individual course. Please let your teacher know if you have extenuating circumstances. Some certifications are simply not possible without personal contact.
At what time during the day will On-Campus CTE courses be held?
This will vary by course and by campus. It will all be coordinated through the individual course instructor and communicated directly with the parents and students. These on-campus sessions may occur during or after the normal school day at the discretion of the campus.
What if my student is unable to attend the on-campus component of the designated CTE course?
Failure to attend required on-campus assignments could result in absences that may subject the student to the minimum attendance requirement for class credit. Families may choose different CTE or other elective courses that can be satisfied in a fully remote setting. If the student is unable to satisfy the on-campus required component, please contact their counselor as soon as possible for a schedule change.
Will removing my student from a CTE class affect their graduation endorsement?
Potentially. Please contact your counselor for more information.
Will Humble ISD provide transportation for required CTE on-campus components?
No. Humble ISD will not provide transportation. This will be the responsibility of the student/parent.