Emergency Education Learning Resources

The following Emergency Education Learning Resources (EELRs) are provided to students to maintain learning in topics and subjects covered prior to the closure of Issaquah schools. These include education learning resources that support families in areas of academic, social-emotional, and/or physical health to keep students engaged and to maintain learning with the goal to reduce a regression in student learning during the closure. 

Gibson Ek logoWe hope that everyone takes this time to continue to connect with family, try new things, and seek inspiration. If you’re currently not on track with your requirements, please continue to work on what you have in progress and submit your work to your advisor for assessment. During the closure, advisors will continue to assess any student work for students who are behind in any requirements. Use this time to get back on track with all of your requirements. 

If you are currently on track, then we hope that you take this time to explore your passions, create things you haven’t had the time to create, and continue to challenge yourself in new ways. You won't be able to submit work to be assessed during this time, but this shouldn’t stop you from continuing to learn! 

Students can continue to learn by accessing the resources within this page, by visiting your Google Classroom, and through communication with your advisor. 

  • Advisors will select resources and post the links on their Google Classroom or share through email weekly. 
  • Advisors will communicate by email with all families regularly and at least weekly, ensuring families know when updates are available.
  • Teachers will be available to consult with parents and students on the activities they are working on at home during the closure.
  • Occasional Advisory Google Hangouts may be offered.
  • Teachers will not accept student work for a grade or score except for the case below.
    • Opportunities will be given to high school students who were missing work assigned before the school closure. For example, students who are not on track may continue to work on and submit progress toward competencies, writing portfolio pages, math, online portfolio, senior project, learning plans, and exhibition reflections. 

To determine if you are on track or off track, reference the chart at the bottom of this page, review your Google Dashboard, and check with your advisor. Many students and families may be wondering if Gibson Ek will adjust any requirements such as reducing the number of competencies, adjusting page requirements for the writing portfolio, or changing internship hours. As of March 23rd, we do not yet have answers to these questions. If there are any adjustments to requirements. then we will inform our families, but at this time, the requirements for Level Up, Gateway, and Graduation remain unchanged. 

Emergency Education Learning Overview

Students who were not on track as of 3/12/20 can organize and submit work that was in progress before the closure to their advisor for assessment. Students who were on track as of 3/12/20 can access resources on Google classrooms and other resources to maintain learning opportunities during this time. Students who are currently on track may not submit additional work for assessment at this time. 

Projects. Continue developing current projects. These may be independent, collaborative, internship, Senior Institute or Design Lab projects that are currently in progress. Students who are not on track can complete and submit project work planned or in progress before the closure. If students are on track they may continue to work on projects in progress to maintain their learning.  Design Labs and Crash Labs will be suspended during this time, but students may access Design Lab and Crash Lab Classrooms to complete any previously assigned work.

Reading. Continue to read! Read materials and resources related to any area of interest, ideas from your Learning Plan, or current projects. Capture learning through written reflections or current projects. Read and log your learning through reflections, persuasive responses, and research, continuing to add to writing portfolios. 

Writing Portfolio. Continue adding pages to your writing portfolio from current projects, autobiographical writing, or areas of interests.

Math. Continue working in ALEKS, APEX or Running Start courses.

Online Portfolio. Continue adding to and revising your online portfolio. 

Health and Wellness. Continue progress with health and wellness goals. 

Dashboard. If you are not on track with your requirements, continue to submit work to your dashboard and notify your advisor.

Internship Work. All internships, remote and in person, are suspended at this time. We may adjust internship hour requirements, but a decision has not been made about this.  All students who have been working on an internship project may continue to work on internship project(s) during the closure. If you are not on track for internship hours or competencies, you may submit your project for competencies. At this time, we will not be accepting internship hours during the closure. 

In addition to internship projects, you may continue to work on updating your resume and researching careers. Resources will be posted to the Internship Workshop classroom, code ce2iiil to join. You can update your advisor with any recently completed shadow days or internship hours that you completed before the March 12 closure. 

Learning Plan. Update and revise your Learning Plan. 

Design Fair Exhibition. Because the Design Fair occurs during our school closure, we will not require you to submit your Design Fair project. You may choose to continue with progress on this as an independent project.

Self-Paced Independent Study. To continue progressing in independent projects or learning connected to your Learning Plan, you may consider accessing free online courses through https://www.coursera.org/ or kcls.org/lynda

Transcript Work for Seniors. Our Transcripts page includes downloadable PDFs about how to work on your Mastery Transcript, as well as how to access and send transcripts during the closure.

Emergency Education Learning Resources


Google Classroom. Students have resources on their advisory Google Classroom sites.

Project Planning Guide. Use this guide to develop a current project or jumpstart a new one. 

Planning Calendar Template. Break projects into weekly and daily tasks and schedule deadlines.

Student Planners: 401 Graduation, 301 Level Up, 201 Gateway, 101 Level Up

Senior project support

Project Ideas. Ideas to develop current projects or deepen learning started in Design and Crash Labs.

Writing Prompts. Dozens of ideas to jumpstart writing or get creative ideas flowing. 

Khan Academy. Resources for math tutorials or courses. Other learning opportunities as well.

Online Portfolio Instructions and Example

King County Library SystemGreat free resource for research, videos, tutorials and more.

Access. Students can access resources by logging in.

Account: 411 followed by the student ID
PIN: last four digits of student’s ID number

Databases. Once logged in, students can use features such as the Databases to complete research.

Emergency Special Education Services & Supports

For more specific tools, additional supports or questions, email Ciara Sproule at sproulec@issaquah.wednet.edu or Alex Link at linka@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Executive Functioning/ Planning

Reading

Writing 

Assistive Technology 

Career planning (Secondary Transition Planning) 

  • Career Bridge - explore careers and areas of interest - for fun, but also for future planning!
  • T-Folio is a free transition portfolio tool for high school age youth with disabilities. It is designed to guide youth in exploring, identifying, and planning for their desired post-school goals.

On-Track Chart

You may use this chart and your dashboard to track your progress and determine where you should be at the time of the school closure on March 12, 2020.

On track by grade level through March 12, 2020

Requirement

Class of 2023 (9)

Class of 2022 (10)

Class of 2021 (11)

Class of 2020 (12)

Competencies

24 Targets

(32%)

62 Targets

(84%)

All 101/201 Targets (74/100%) AND 20 (27%) Targets from 301/401

All 101/201 Targets (74/100%) AND 50(68%) Targets from 301/401

Writing Portfolio

6 pages revised based on feedback

18 pages revised based on feedback

53 pages revised based on feedback

65 pages revised based on feedback

Math

66% of current math

66% of current math

66% of current math

66% of current math

Internship

66 hours

132 hours

166 hours

166 hours

Senior Project

none

none

Research Approved

Research Approved

Design Approved

Prototype Evaluation Submitted

Learning Plans

2019-20 LC 1, 2

2019-20 LC 1, 2

2018-19 LC 1, 2, 3

2019-20 LC 1, 2

2018-19 LC 1, 2, 3

2017-18 LC 1, 2, 3

2019-20 LC 1, 2

2018-19 LC 1, 2, 3

2017-18 LC 1, 2, 3

2016-17 LC 1,2,3,4

Exhibition Reflections

2019-20 LC 1

2019-20 LC 1

2018-19 LC 1, 2, 3

2019-20 LC 1

2018-19 LC 1, 2, 3

2017-18 LC 1, 2, 3

2019-20 LC 1

2018-19 LC 1, 2, 3

2017-18 LC 1, 2, 3

2016-17 LC 1,2,3,4

Online Portfolio

Updated through LC2 2020

Updated through LC2 2020

Updated through LC2 2020

Updated through LC2 2020