Hello, and thank you for taking the time to answer some of my questions about MPOA.

For quick background, I direct a hybrid school using MP curriculum. We are small, but growing. Next year, we hope to offer grade K, 1, 2 as separate classes and a combination 3/4 and 5/6.

We meet four mornings a week 8am-12pm PST.

The most difficult class we find to teach in a combined-grade class is math. We are considering the possibility of using MPOA to deliver at-level math to our students grades 4-6 next year, and perhaps 3rd as well, if it is offered.

Here are my specific questions:

1. Are any of your cottage schools currently using MPOA to supplement instruction in this way? And if so, how it it working?

2. What online classroom do you currently use? Adobe Connect? Zoom? Something else?

3. Do you encourage the use of webcam for both students and teachers?

4. What LMS do you use?

5. What is the maximum number of students enrolled in an online class?

6. What is the minimum number of students you require to make an online class viable?

7. Specifically for R&S math classes, typically when teaching R&S in the classroom, much of the practice work is done in class, For example, we devote about an hour to math instruction in our classroom, and that includes most of the written work, with some taken home. I notice that the online math classes last for 1 hour. Does that include the written practice work? Or would students then also need to complete the written work outside of the online class? How is homework handled? Is it scanned/turned in to the online teacher? Or parent corrected?

8. Would MPOA be interested in collaborating to figure out better ways to use online classes in a hybrid school model?

Thank you for your time in answering my questions!

Appreciatively,

Shawna Barr

For quick background, I direct a hybrid school using MP curriculum. We are small, but growing. Next year, we hope to offer grade K, 1, 2 as separate classes and a combination 3/4 and 5/6.

We meet four mornings a week 8am-12pm PST.

The most difficult class we find to teach in a combined-grade class is math. We are considering the possibility of using MPOA to deliver at-level math to our students grades 4-6 next year, and perhaps 3rd as well, if it is offered.

Here are my specific questions:

1. Are any of your cottage schools currently using MPOA to supplement instruction in this way? And if so, how it it working?

2. What online classroom do you currently use? Adobe Connect? Zoom? Something else?

3. Do you encourage the use of webcam for both students and teachers?

4. What LMS do you use?

5. What is the maximum number of students enrolled in an online class?

6. What is the minimum number of students you require to make an online class viable?

7. Specifically for R&S math classes, typically when teaching R&S in the classroom, much of the practice work is done in class, For example, we devote about an hour to math instruction in our classroom, and that includes most of the written work, with some taken home. I notice that the online math classes last for 1 hour. Does that include the written practice work? Or would students then also need to complete the written work outside of the online class? How is homework handled? Is it scanned/turned in to the online teacher? Or parent corrected?

8. Would MPOA be interested in collaborating to figure out better ways to use online classes in a hybrid school model?

Thank you for your time in answering my questions!

Appreciatively,

Shawna Barr

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