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Yesenia Anderson's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Grace Bell
13:25
Please leave any questions here and we will try to get them answered!
Amina.Esseghir
13:35
Hi Dr. Duke! As a new family to this school I'm wondering if there will be any opportunities to meet our teachers and class mates in person (socially distanced of course!)
Karen Duke
15:12
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS2SYDlTef599DAz326ThqC08lLeRR24-nhG3CeSf6a0Syu3Pu1Bv-IA7ZejzU0akh5hCwH1g7FO1hD/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=60000&slide=id.g8a66d1fd5c_12_29
Lisa Troutman
15:13
That SAPSA website is sapsamn.org
Marco and Erica Villanueva
15:16
I just wanted to send a quick note to say that communication has been great so far.
Andrew Zolli
15:36
What do you need? Zoommaster here :-) (Wisdom hard won.)
Hans and Taimi
15:40
I'll second the question about a way to 'meet' teachers in person if there is a way to do that during the supply pickup/drive through or at another time in the weeks ahead.
Andrew Zolli
15:43
Hahahahahaha!
Andrew Zolli
16:02
Hard to run the meeting from your phone - do you have a lap
Andrew Zolli
16:10
Laptop or computer?
Andrew Zolli
16:18
SAP community for the win!
Bryn Manion
17:23
Thanks Andrew -- we only lucked out there.
Bryn Manion
22:44
Thanks for sharing the SAPSA URL, Lisa. I've got to learn to start every sentence I ever utter with it!
Grace Bell
23:05
For anyone just joining us, feel free to ask questions here as they come to you - we will save them until the end but I will be tracking here throughout the call.
Lolyann Connor
23:15
My question is about Distance Learning 2.0. I am not feeling like much has changed since last spring. Can we expect to have more teacher lead real time learning and classroom engagement and structure in kids' school days? I have spoken to parents of St. Paul charter schools and the Mpls school district and they have synchronous learning multiple times throughout the whole day, everyday. I am struggling feeling like my kids are experiencing a school day rather than just a list of assignments to work on. Can we expect multiple (at least 3 or 4) daily opportunities for kids to learn by teacher led instruction and classroom engagement?
Bryn Manion
24:52
www.sapsamn.org
Bryn Manion
29:02
If any of you did not receive the mailing from SAPSA, please email me at president@sapsamn.org with your information and I will send our welcome packet your way.
Samantha Snyder
29:47
To be added to the Advisory Council email list, please just send me an email at advisory@sapsamn.org
Marco and Erica Villanueva
30:27
Any insight on what will happen when students return to school for hybrid model? We opted for distance learning for the entire school year and have not heard what happens to families like us when the student body returns to school.
julie leblanc jackson
32:15
Is there a way to see grid view of the class when on google meet on the iPad? I have only been able to get the grid view option on my computer. The speaker view gets very distracting when other kids aren’t muted, and it would be nice to see bigger images of the classmates than the very small boxes in the sidebar.
julie leblanc jackson
33:27
Quaver music videos do not work well. It has taken us multiple times throughout the day of trying them before we can get them to play. We had a lot of trouble with Quaver in the spring too. Would request this be a focus for the IT team to work on.
julie leblanc jackson
34:49
In seesaw, we can see the list of all activities and activities that are pending. It would be nice to have a list of ‘approved’ items to clearly see what has been submitted and completed (not sent back for re-submission).
Susan Webster
35:25
SPPS said that they would have to hire about 1200 additional staff for the hybrid model. Is the hybrid model even feasible for SPPS or do you see us distance learning for the long haul?
Lauren Renner
42:18
i see stylus -- call me old school, but has there been discussion about keyboards for upper grades to type longer responses/papers - or is that not developmental/not expectation
Lauren Renner
42:53
to clarify, from supplies list provided from district
Erin
42:58
You said class meetings in person will occur each day: our whole class in person meetings seem to be 1x per week with also a small group live meeting 1x per week. Why different?
Erin
43:25
signed up for meals + delivery and have heard nothing back
Erin
44:14
Also - we did not experience distance learning last year and are new to this school. Highly disappointed at the minuscule amount of live instruction and interaction. We know other kids in other distance learning models have much more time with teachers and more synchronous learning time. We feel like we are simply teaching our students with merely the materials provided by their teacher. why shouldn’t we just stop and homeschool with all the resources available there and without all this frustration?
Karen Paulsen
51:56
Our specialist teachers (PE, Music, Science ,and Active Inquiry) will host a live meeting on Thursdays during their specialist class time.
Lauren Renner
51:57
if kids are being held to standards curriculum and grades - how are assessments going to happen?
Erin Simle
53:11
Can you send the specialist live meeting login details?
Karen Paulsen
54:07
It will be in their Seesaw or Schoology account the day of the meeting. My meeting will always be in Google Meet and the code will be: Paulsen
Erin Simle
54:54
Thank you!
Martine Pola
58:25
how do we get the username and password for food reduce program for those who hasn't yet applied for it?
Bryn Manion
59:04
Question: How are our teachers and staff receiving additional tech training to stay on top of the best tools and tricks for using all these new tools?
julie leblanc jackson
59:18
I don’t have those same list options for activities. I have ‘Waiting for Response’ and ‘Class Activities’.
julie leblanc jackson
59:50
Ok I will check for an update
Beth Davies, Counselor
59:55
martina
julie leblanc jackson
01:00:54
I now realize our teacher had us in teacher mode last spring… so glad not to be seeing all of the other kids work this year!
Juan and Erica Villanueva
01:02:26
Everyone was learning about what Seesaw could and couldn't do last semester. I'm not surprised that there was a lot of confusion!
Bryn Manion
01:02:42
Hi Martina -- www.schoolcafe.com will walk you through the steps for applying for free and reduced lunch.
Bryn Manion
01:05:09
Question for Beth Davies, Karen Paulsen and Yusuf Mohamed: what are some ways SAPSA can support our teachers and staff this year?
Heather Quinn
01:05:23
Last spring I participated in a couple of city and statewide homemade mask drives. If/when kids go back to school in person, is the district considering ways to get masks to students? If there was a mask drive for the district, I would love to be able to participate, and I bet a lot of parents would as well!
Juan and Erica Villanueva
01:10:29
We appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into the school year thus far.
Heather Quinn
01:10:47
Thank you for all you're doing!
Susan Webster
01:11:23
Thank you! This was really helpful!
Rich Davenport
01:11:36
Thank you to all the staff and educators at SAP. You folks are rock stars, and we are lucky to have you all in our kids' lives.
Erin Simle
01:11:37
thank you for everything! You are doing an amazing job despite tough circumstances. :)
Bryn Manion
01:11:37
Thank you everyone for showing up tonight. One way you can reach out with distance learning feedback is by just dropping us an email at distancelearning@sapsamn.org
Sarita Vinje
01:12:51
Thank you.
Connie Tse
01:14:39
thanks all! looking forward to the new school year
Mariah Reynolds
01:15:56
I have a question about materials. Is there any possibility or consideration of how to provide hard copy or printable options for some activities? I feel like we spend a lot of time on tech issues that are really difficult for kids to do, and not as much time on actually learning reading, math, etc.
Mariah Reynolds
01:17:35
thanks!
Lauren Renner
01:17:40
from fourth grade perspective, no grade book option on schoology
Lauren Renner
01:18:17
something else we did was using dry erase board
Mariah Reynolds
01:25:47
another possible suggestion re grid view on ipads: last year, Mr. Crosby shared his screen with the class so that the class saw his grid view. That seemed to work well.