On independent learning days, students engage in online and/or teacher-created lessons from home. A Learning Coach (HTA's term for parent or guardian) partners with the teacher or advisor to ensure the student receives the support they need as well as the motivation to stay focused on the tasks at hand.
One of the keys to success at HTA is a highly involved Learning Coach. The Learning Coach should act as the co-teacher, checking for understanding, measuring learning objectives and monitoring progress along the way. Successful Learning Coaches maintain ongoing communication with their child's teacher or advisor.
On independent learning days, the Learning Coach and student will rely on a daily plan that is created by the teacher or advisor. This document will assign lessons, activities, and assessments, as designated by the teacher or advisor.
Lincoln Empowered is the primary learning platform for delivering instruction. In addition to the curriculum embedded in these interactive platforms, teachers also create their own activities, resources, and assessments that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and HTA's Cores.
Students and Learning Coaches are welcomed to reach out to their teachers and advisors on the independent work days. Teachers can be reached five days a week, during normal school hours, and are available for face-to-face or virtual meetings to offer support.
For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StudentPrivacy/Pages/home.aspx