Academic Information for Families
Allen ISD's Academic Information for Families webpage provides instructional information and resources related to In-Person and At-Home learning models, digital learning tools, and academic supports for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Click here to access the Academic Information for Families document. Haga clic aquí para acceder al documento Información académica para familias.
Digital Learning Tools for Both In-Person and At-Home Learners
Although students may be learning through different instructional models, Allen ISD is committed to providing consistency in high-quality instruction while utilizing relevant learning tools with all students. The district will use Google Classroom and Canvas as our learning management systems to streamline all digital tools, academic communication, and content to provide a connected learning experience.
To engage in relevant academic work, grades Prekindergarten through 6 students will utilize Google Classroom and Seesaw while grades 7 through 12 will continue to utilize Canvas.
Elementary Student and Family Resources
Google Classroom is the learning management system for all Allen ISD students and teachers in PreK - grade 6. Whether you are an At-Home or In-Person learner for the 2020-2021 school year, you will be using Google Classroom to engage in academic work.
- Getting Started with Google Classroom
- Additional Support Documentation
Seesaw is a platform utilized in conjunction with Google Classroom that gives students the ability to create and reflect on their learning while building their academic portfolio.
Secondary Student and Family Resources
Canvas is the learning management system for all Allen ISD students and teachers in grades 7-12. Whether you are an At-Home or In-Person learner for the 2020-2021 school year, you will be using Canvas to engage in academic work.
- Getting Started with Canvas
Video Conferencing Platforms
Teachers will utilize Google Meet or Zoom as the video conferencing tools for live learning interactions with students. Teachers will provide grade-level appropriate guidance and expectations for students as they learn how to use Google Meet or Zoom. Students will join live sessions using a link shared by their teachers in either Google Classroom or Canvas. The Student Code of Conduct standards will apply to students attending a live learning session.
Remote Asynchronous Instruction Plan 2020-2021
Due to the continued impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and waiver authority provided to the Commissioner of Education in Texas Education Code §48.005(n), the Texas Education Agency will use this waiver authority to provide districts with new options for determining daily attendance for the 2020-2021 school year. Allen ISD is offering students an option for a remote instructional delivery model through At-Home Learning during the 2020-2021 school year. Allen ISD will utilize the option of the Remote Asynchronous Instruction funding method for all grade levels Prekindergarten through Grade 12. The Texas Education Agency required districts to submit a Remote Asynchronous Instruction Plan for review and approval to earn average daily attendance (ADA) funding. The Plan determines the daily engagement, instructional materials, progress monitoring, and teacher supports that students receive in order to earn daily attendance. Learn more about Allen ISD’s approved Remote Asynchronous Instruction Plan.