OEA and OSD met on October 16, October 28, November 3, and November 9, 2020. Discussion focused primarily on developing hybrid and full distance learning schedules. Our goals include safety, PPE, protected planning time, similar workload for hybrid and full time distance teachers, staggered returns, ability to finish your day at home, and clear protocols for testing, screening, and notification. We continue to remind them to prepare for sub shortages as we cannot split classes when there is no substitute available. Negotiations continue, but schedules were presented to the Board with protected planning from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and live instruction from 9:30-12:30. We have no additional dates on the calendar but we will meet in December.
Where is the Canvas MOU? There is no Canvas MOU, it is actually number 39 of the COVID MOU below. It states: One additional professional development day for Canvas will be paid at the bargaining unit member's per diem rate upon completion of modules by December 31, 2020.
The modules required were determined by the District. Dr. Shea's email on October 1st provided details and a timecard sample, summarized here:
All 6 hours must be completed within the Canvas Training Services Portal
(YouTube, VCOE, or District Sponsored Trainings will not be accepted. There are two required live sessions: Assignments and Leveraging Modules. (Note-each month Canvas posts their live session calendar. Canvas is arranging for more afternoon sessions.)
The other four hours may be completed by participating in live sessions or self-paced courses offered through the Training Services Portal.Some recommended live sessions are: Exploring the Canvas Commons, Course Communication Tools, Quiz Basics, Gradebook and Speedgrader, Content Pages, Group Work and Collaboration….
Evidence of completion is required and a time card with proof of completion attached and turned into the principal.
Evidence of completion can be either a completion certificate or a screen shot of your “my learning” from within canvas.
Please submit all trainings on one timecard when all trainings are complete.