10 Tips for Successfully Planning For And Implementing E-Learning in Your District

In 2015, the state of Illinois began an E-Learning Day Pilot. At that time, the Illinois State Board of Education gave three school districts (Leyden Community High School District 212, Community High School District 94, and Gurnee Elementary School District 56) permission to run up to five school days per year virtually when the districts would have otherwise been closed due to inclement weather or other reasons. Notably, those virtual E-Learning Days count as student attendance days and no emergency days need to be added to the end of the school year.

With the recent changes in Illinois associated with the Evidenced-Based Funding Formula and Competency-Based Learning, the Illinois State Board of Education has issued guidance on the new definition of an instructional day. With this additional flexibility, many districts have been reaching out to the three pilot districts with questions about how to run a successful virtual E-Learning Day. In order to help, Leyden would like to offer the following 10 Tips for successfully planning for and implementing an E-Learning Day in your district:

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