How Florence School District Three launched distance learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Florence County School District Three is the second-largest of the five school districts in Florence County, South Carolina. The district is home to many well-known graduates, such as Challenger astronaut and physicist Dr. Ronald E. McNair, as well as many doctors, lawyers, educators, judges, and business leaders. The ScootPad team virtually interviewed Mary Howard, the district's Director of Early Childhood & Elementary Education to understand their implementation of ScootPad during the pandemic.

[School Closure Tip#4] Motivate students to reach for the stars!

Hey Educators! You're starting to settle into a routine and you've been observing how students are responding to online learning. Ultimately, your goal, by the end of the year, is to ensure that students achieve academically. Now more than ever, academic achievement will be tied to how often your students use their resources in order to show proficiency. In this fourth post in the School Closure Tips (series), we intend to show you some innovative ways to keep students engaged.

[School Closure Tip#3] Monitor student progress through the curriculum

Educators, for the entire school year, your students have received direct instruction from you. By following a pacing guide and executing on your quarterly, unit and weekly lesson plans, you were able to ensure that students could move onto challenging content and be prepared for the next school year. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this has come to an abrupt halt. In this third post in the School Closure Tips (series), we intend to show you 3 ways to mitigate academic losses and ensure students move through the curriculum.

Teacher success stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this unprecedented time, ScootPad knows how important it is for learning to continue. We also know that it's pretty challenging to implement a solid digital strategy to ensure students can receive the same level of instruction and attention that they received in school. To give you some encouragement, here are some of the stories and implementations we've seen across the nation.

[School Closure Tip#1] Automate Practice and Drive Intervention

Educators, ScootPad is committed to helping you as you transition from teaching in a physical classroom to providing students with online enrichment and instruction. In the School Closure Tips (series), we will how you how to automate practice, deliver lessons, ensure students move through the curriculum, provide mini-assessments and even keep students motivated. In this post we will specifically tackle automating practice and driving intervention.

COVID-19 Pandemic Update from ScootPad

During this unprecedented time, ScootPad knows how important it is for learning to continue. We also know you have a ton going on between trying to continue instruction while also ensuring everyone including yourself is safe and healthy. To that end, over the next week, we will be rolling out some tips that will aid in teacher instruction and continued student academic achievement.

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