Welcome to DVOLP Pathways Blended Summer 2020
Summer school begins June 1 through June 26, 2020. Please visit the DVOLP Pathways - Blended website at www.dvusd.org/pathways.
Pathways program is quite different than the Online Learning Program in that we are synchronous learning, similar to actually being in a classroom. That means students will be learning during a specific time of the day (Monday through Friday) for an entire 3 1/2 hours, and will not have work outside of that time. Please see the class expectations tab on the left.
Here are some tips and tricks to be successful in Online Learning:
- Set up a work station! Find a quiet place to work, with good wifi, good lighting, a comfy place to sit, and all the materials you may need (paper and pencils, your iPad or a computer, etc.)
- Make sure your device is charged and ready to use. Bonus if you keep it charging while you're working ensures you won't have to find a charger before it dies!
- Make sure to have a drink and snack handy. We're learning for 3 1/2 hours all at once--which means you don't always have time to get up and get a drink or snack while you're learning. If it is already there when you get started, you'll stay hydrated and full.
- Limit your distractions. Put away your phone, log out of all social media, have only the browser tabs open that you need for class. Remind your family that you will be working, to ensure you aren't disturbed during class time. These steps will allow you to stay focused on the learning and ensure you don't have any homework because you got it done in class.
- Time Management is the biggest factor. Set yourself up for success and plan out your day to the best of your ability. Remember, we are taking an 18-week course in a much smaller period of time, and it will be a much faster pace than the traditional classroom.
- To access our class, you will use the Canvas Learning Management System. Please bookmark this url, and save it as this is where all of your lessons and assessments are located. The website is dvusd.instructure.com, and your login and password is the same sign-on that you use for school computers and PowerSchool.
- We will also utilize ZOOM meetings for daily direct instruction (please see class expectations tab on the left for an outline of a normal day). You will be expected to sign in using YOUR COMPLETE first and last name, or you will not be allowed to join class. Please have a non-distracting background if possible, because your camera will be on. I suggest utilizing headphones, especially if you are in an area with other people.
- Having trouble with your tech? Fill out a helpdesk ticket! https://url.dvusd.org/HomeTechHelp
It is the expectation that all work is the student's original work. Students may not work with partners to complete assignments. Students who submit work that is similar to their classmates will receive a zero on the assignment - no exceptions!
Cheating: In cheating, a student is taking the work of another, on any assignment, and claiming it as his/her own. Cheating includes but is not limited to:
- Copying and/or offering homework verbally, in written form, or by electronic means from/to another student.
- Copying and/or offering questions and/or answers on tests or quizzes verbally, in written form, or by electronic means from/to another student.
- Pressuring other students to copy and/or offer homework, answers and/or questions on tests or quizzes verbally, in written form or by electronic means.
- Bringing in and using unauthorized information during exams, including information stored in any electronic device.
- Offering or receiving information under circumstances in which information is not to be shared.
- Having anyone, including parents or tutors, complete assignments and submitting the work as one’s own.
- Copying answers from answer guides in texts.
- Fabricating data, information, or sources. Presenting made up material as authentic.
Please do your own work!
Plagiarism: The act of plagiarism may include direct copying, but it may also be more complex than verbatim repetition. A student, in preparing a project for a class, will have plagiarized if he/she has taken information from sources without citing the sources that have been used. Plagiarized material may appear in a student’s paper as word-for-word copying, a summation, or a paraphrase of another’s ideas. A student has plagiarized whether the material from another source has been taken in whole or in part. In effect, by not naming the source, the student is claiming the work of another as his/hers. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
- Submitting images and/or documents in whole or in part from the Internet without citation of the source(s).
- Copying another’s work.
- Using another’s ideas without proper citations.
- Incorporating portions of another’s writing within the context of your own work.
- Failing to acknowledge a source of information.
- Using “unique” phrases without citations.
- Using graphics, charts, diagrams, or illustrations without citations.
- Using a translator (either in-person or on-line) without proper citations
The intention of the coursework is for students to USE information collected from sources to support their OWN ideas. For this reason, students who copy and paste text and use it IN PLACE of their own work will receive a zero even if they have used citations. If students are unsure how to use information collected from the internet to support their own ideas, check out www.owl.perdue.edu. All assignments will be checked through a plagiarism checker.
Plagiarism and/or Cheating will result in disciplinary actions and a 0%, with no option to redo/retake. - no exceptions.
Please note, should the State of AZ open school campuses for summer school, DVOLP Pathways – Blended will move to provide direct instruction in the classroom. This will be determined by the State of AZ and the guidelines put in place to promote safety in the classroom.