November 8, 2012
Communicating with teachers is the most efficient way to keep informed about school-day content. A system for interacting with school-day staff should be created to build and cultivate this relationship. It can be as simple as a form that teachers use to recommend help with students’ assignments.
The Survey of Teacher Programming Needs, adapted from SEDL, asks school-day teachers about the subjects or topic areas in which students need additional assistance. For each subject or topic area, teachers list specific skills that the program can help students target during operational hours. Teachers can assign a priority level of low, medium, or high to these skills. Suggestions should be based on assessments of student achievement, observation, student preferences, and parent feedback.
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