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Teacher Name:Kristina O'KeefeSchool Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubjects I Teach: Government and Economics, Psychology and Sociology___________________________________________________________Welcome MessageHello Students and Parents. I am excited for the opportunity to connect with students and our Hampton community via virtual learning.Biography:I started teaching in in 2005 after graduating from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina with a BA in Teaching Secondary Social Studies. I spent 10 years teaching in a high school in North Carolina and moved to help open Hampton High School the inaugural year. Currently I serve as a classroom teacher, NHS chair and girl's flag football assistant coach. In 2014 I earned a MS in Political Science. I enjoy teaching because I love the content and truly enjoy helping young people develop into the best versions of themselves. Teaching is more than a profession; it is a self-identity. When I am not working with students I enjoy; reading, exercising, traveling and most of all spending time with my family. My daughter, Arabella, is the center of my world and I am sure you will all see her pop up in Google Meets. I am excited for the newest educational challenge of virtual learning. I pride myself in developing positive and sustainable relationships with students and coworkers.
Work Hours: 8:15am - 3:15pm
Department Digital Office Hours: Friday
School Email: email@example.com
Electronic Platform: Google Classroom via ClassLink; parents will be invited to participate in Google Classroom via emails in Infinite Campus.
Teacher Expectations for Remote Learning Days: HHS and Henry County Schools won’t stop learning in the event of inclement weather or other identified school disruptions. It is expected that teachers will take their laptops and chargers home daily so that they will be accessible in the event of Remote Learning Days. During Remote Learning Days, teachers will be digitally accessible daily from 8:15am to 3:15pm to engage in communication with students and parents via their online learning platform, scheduled digital office hours on Google Meet, and through email to answer questions and provide tutorial opportunities. Teachers will continue to follow Henry Teaching and Learning Standards (HTLS) and Henry Learning Progressions (HLP). During the time of remote learning, teachers are expected to assign work to be produced and graded daily and to provide feedback on instructional tasks/assignments within a reasonable timeframe to all students as they complete and submit assignments electronically. It is expected that CFAs and Benchmarks will continue as planned. Teachers will continue to utilize district and teacher instructional resources to assist with instructional tasks and additional support for learning.
Student Expectations for Remote Learning Days: HHS and Henry County Schools won’t stop learning in the event of inclement weather or other identified school disruptions. It is expected that students will take their laptops and chargers home daily so that they will be accessible in the event of Remote Learning Days. During Remote Learning Days, students will engage in remote learning Monday through Friday on their district provided laptop via teacher websites, their Classlink Launchpad, their digital textbooks, and other instructional websites and resources. Students are responsible for being actively engaged in daily learning, completing work daily for each class, submitting instructional tasks in a timely manner, and self-advocating as necessary. It is expected that CFAs and Benchmarks will continue as planned. Lessons, tasks, projects, and assignments and the feedback will be given via Google Classroom and Infinite Campus. Teachers will be accessible to students via their online platform daily from 8:15am to 3:15pm, through email with a 24 hour response time, and during scheduled digital office hours Friday via Google Meet.
Additional Instructional links:Parents and students- please fill out google form located at bottom of syllabus. Thank you."The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward