Our eLearning Ecosystem
MSD of Lawrence Township has a robust eLearning Ecosystem comprised of student devices, various educational software packages, and technologically enhanced classroom environments. Below is a brief description of some of the primary devices, systems, and products that work in concert to provide students with a modern education.
The MSD of Lawrence Township is committed to providing a high quality, off-site learning experience for families who are not comfortable having their child on campus during the fall of 2020 as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who prefer an off-site virtual model will be committing to either nine weeks or a full semester of remote instruction. Students in Kindergarten through grade six will commit to nine weeks of remote learning, at the end of which they will have the option to return to on-campus instruction. Students in grades seven through twelve will commit to a full semester of virtual programming. At the conclusion of the semester, they will have the option to return to on-campus instruction. The application window to request virtual instruction or to request a return to in-person instruction is currently closed.
There are limits to the courses that are offered virtually at the high school level. For a complete list, please click here. Students participating in virtual programming will be eligible to attend school in-person for a desired course that is not offered virtually.
Click here to read a virtual program overview.
Virtual instruction will be conducted using synchronous and asynchronous methods.
Click here to read a virtual program overview in Spanish.
Click here to read the Virtual Instruction Parent Guide - English
Synchronous instruction takes place when a virtual learning student is able to join a live online lesson from another location and is participating in real-time with other students. Example: A student joins a Zoom meeting with their teacher and other students at 10 a.m. during their math class.
Asynchronous instruction takes place when a student accesses virtual content provided by the teacher at the time of their choosing. Example: A student watches a recorded math lesson on Canvas and completes an assignment at a time the student chooses.
Students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 will be issued an iPad and students in Grades 2-12 will issued a Chromebook for virtual learning. A limited number of mobile hotspots are also avilable.
Accidental damage protection is availble for those who are intrested. Follow the links below for more details.
Click here for details on Accidental Damage Protection - English (December 2020)
Click here for details on Accidental Damage Protection - Spanish (December 2020)
Follow the links below for instructions on getting started with these devices.
Click here for mobile hot spot instructions. - English
Click here for mobile hot spot instructions - Spanish
Click here for instructions on logging in to a student 1:1 device - English
Click here for instructions on logging in to a student 1:1 device - Spanish
For more information: Contact Kris McAloon, Assistant Director of Workforce Development, 423-8359.