Building updated as part of 2016 bond passed by voters
Redmond, Wash. – Staff cheered Monday, September 14, as the first preschool student walked confidently into the Early Learning Center at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has held classes in the building.
Redmond, Wash. – Forty-eight Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. That is the most ever for LWSD.
Three schools in Lake Washington School District were named 2020 Sustaining Green Schools by King County Green Schools in June. Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) qualified for the recognition for the first time this year. The shared campus of Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School have earned the recognition for five consecutive years.
The Instructional Planning Workgroups (Elementary and Secondary) are developing plans for academic, social, and emotional learning at the elementary and secondary levels. These workgroups have been tasked with creating new and better approaches to curriculum instruction and assessment at each grade level based on what we’ve learned this year during our closure, and what we’re learning from schools and districts around the nation and internationally. The instructional plans are being designed to work with our return to school scenarios and to be inclusive of the needs of each student in our district.
Developing plans for academic, social, and emotional learning at the elementary and secondary levels.
Create new and better approaches to curriculum, instruction and assessment at each grade level based on what we’ve learned this year during our closure, and what we’re learning from schools and districts around the nation and internationally.
Develop guidelines and resources for high quality instruction whether delivered in-person with social distancing, synchronous, asynchronous, or with print materials.
Leads: Mike Van Orden, Associate Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Services
Kelly M Pease, Director of Intervention Services and Literacy, K-5
Jen Rose, Director of Teaching and Learning Services, 6-12
Elementary Workgroup Members:
Grades K-5 teachers, program specialists, elementary administrators and central office administrators.
Secondary Workgroup Members:
Grade 6-12 teachers, program specialists, secondary administrators and central office administrators.
Workgroup Meetings (Bi-weekly through June, and to be scheduled through the summer)
May – Present: Development of resources and guidance for core content
June – August:
Develop guidance around core standards, knowledge, and outcomes for content areas
Define parameters for instructional experiences for students
Develop “adaptable learning framework” and accompanying training for teachers
Identify digital learning platform for adaptable learning
Determine/finalize professional learning topics for teachers for August and 2020-21 school year
Feedback to Date:
What do stakeholders need to have in place for a successful teaching and learning experience in a blended learning environment?
Limit the number of platforms on which parents need to operate is critical.
Clear communications from teachers and the district.
A clear understanding of what is essential for students.
More live teaching.
Connection to teacher and other students.
Students need differentiation.
One platform to access everything in a remote stetting.
Students need consistency.
Support in providing Social Emotional Learning to students either virtually or in person.
Clear expectations about instruction, assessment, feedback, communication with families, digital tools, workday, workplace, etc.
Streamlined technology platforms would be helpful.
Professional learning on: remote learning, Social Emotional Learning and equity.