TeacherLists sat down with Marie Hernandez, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Weatherford (Texas) Independent School District, to discuss how she and her district updated and implemented remote learning back-to-school supply lists for fall 2020.
by Heather Harrington
Like many school districts nationwide, Weatherford, Texas, has adjusted its back-to-school plans to include traditional classroom as well as remote learning curricula for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. This is being done with plans to implement remote, asynchronous learning through online content and curriculum providers inSync (K-12) and Edgenuity (secondary).
To help prepare students to learn in the classroom and at home, Hernandez and the Weatherford ISD have made it easy for parents to shop back-to-school supply lists without having to leave the comfort and safety of home. All of the district’s “online learning” and “learning at school” supply lists have been posted on TeacherLists, allowing families easy and convenient access to what their children will need to transition to the new school year.
Weatherford ISD first heard of TeacherLists through its partnership with Vanco and the RevTrak online store. Parents can click directly from the Vanco web store to the district’s page on TeacherLists and find their child’s exact supply list, regardless of how their child is returning to learning this year.
Check out Hernandez’s best practices and tips below to create your own back-to-school supply lists. Need help starting your own virtual school supply list? Click here to get inspired.
Reference previous academic year supply lists; ask teachers what can be eliminated and what should be added.
Work with curriculum content coordinators for input on what students need to work effectively in remote environments.
After supply lists have been edited, have school staff review before uploading to TeacherLists.
What is most cost effective?
What tools do students need at home for online platform learning?
What can we eliminate or add to a list to make it most effective for students?