Colorado public schools are closed until at least April 17, so Aspen School District is rolling out virtual learning for its students beginning April 1.
Students will access content on their own time and work at their own pace, instead of teachers and students meeting online in real-time each day.
Superintendent Tom Heald said in a press release the remote learning model will require flexibility from both staff and students in this time of COVID-19.
“Each school is developing its own unique detailed remote learning plan for staff and students,” Heald said. “Staff have been and will be preparing lessons that will begin April 1.”
There will not be as many assignments as in a normal school day, and teachers are encouraged to give students twice as long as normal to complete work at home.
“More content does not mean more learning,” Heald said.
The Aspen School District technology team has created a questionnaire in both English and Spanish for families to take to determine technology needs and availability.
More information on exact learning plans for each Aspen School District school will be released in the coming weeks so students and families can be prepared for April 1.
Guidelines the Aspen School District is following for new online learning beginning April 1: