Our Board of Education took an important step in 2014 when they approved the Resolution to ensure that Gower was recognized as a Future Ready district. The Board has continued to support the variety of programs put into place since that commitment was made and their recent action was no different.
On Dec. 18, 2018, the Board of Education approved the recommendation to utilize eLearning Days in place of what would otherwise be used as Emergency School (Closure). This is an exciting opportunity for Gower School District and was made possible by the collaboration between our staff, our administrative team and our parent representatives on the Board. The full recommendation can be viewed by using the link below. More details about eLearning Days have been shared through our school newsletters and posted on the eLearning sites for Gower West and Gower Middle.
To date, eLearning Days have been utilized in Gower on:
- Jan. 21, 2019 to make up for the school closure on Nov. 26, 2018
- Jan. 28, 2019 in place of a School Closure Day due to weather conditions
- Jan. 30, 2019 in place of a School Closure Day due to weather conditions
- Jan. 31, 2019 in place of a School Closure Day due to weather conditions
As recently reported, the Gower Staff is off and running with a strong approach to engaging students and maintaining continuity of teaching and learning on days that would have otherwise been lost to emergency school closures. We have shared our plan with a number of school districts and are happy to support our colleagues and answer any questions you may have as you consider adapting the plan that has shown some early signs of success for us in your local community.
And remember, the emphasis on the ‘e’ is ‘engagement’!
Click the following link to read the Board Report for the initial eLearning Day Recommendation from March 19, 2019: eLearning Update
Click the following link to read the Board Report for the eLearning Day Update from Feb. 19, 2018: eLearning Update
Click the following link to read the Board Report for the initial eLearning Day Recommendation from Dec. 18, 2018: eLearning Day Recommendation
Click the following link to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document (First Draft). Our 2nd Draft is under construction.