Distance & 100% Online Learning

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Whether your child is learning at home or in the classroom this year, online learning will be a part of their educational experience.

We believe excellent teachers are essential to student success. Quality instruction delivered in person or online should meet the same standard of teaching excellence expected in Stillwater schools. That’s why we’re launching a new and improved Distance Learning 2.0 that reflects our commitment to providing students with high-quality experiences and to meeting the needs of students and their families. Check out our comparison of Distance Learning Now vs. Then.

  • Watch the 8/20/20 school board meeting to hear a discussion on what distance learning will look like (fast forward to 1 hour 46 minutes into meeting).

Distance Learning 2.0 offers: 

More Connections

  • Both virtual, face-to-face engagement and independent learning time
  • Additional time for personal check-ins with students
  • Organized, proactive mental health support

Higher-Levels of Engagement

  • New tools and resources designed for online learning
  • Live learning opportunities along with recorded and “flipped” lessons and videos
  • Options for small group and whole class virtual learning
  • Regular feedback provided from teachers to students
  • 100% standards-based instruction

 Improved Consistency

  • Consistent learning expectations between grade levels, departments and buildings
  • Specific online tools and platforms, and support and training for teachers 
  • Common planning time for teachers to collaborate and align schedules

 Better Communication

  • One landing spot for consistent communication for families 
  • Organized and consistent posting of assignments and messages for both students and parents
  • How-to tutorials for students and parents on all online learning tools

Online Family Technology Support

We’re also making it easier for students - and their parents/guardians - to navigate online learning. Our Online Family Support team will be here every step of the way to help students, teachers and families as we learn together.   

Please use the links on the Online Family Support page to browse our learning guides, resources, and videos to help navigate your online learning experience. We will continue to add resources and how-to videos as the school year progresses so please check back frequently.