Educational Services Center
1000 Harrison Street La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219) 362-7056
Fax: (219) 324-9347

About Slicer eLearning

What is eLearning?

  • 2009 textbook 1:1 options allowed for schools
  • 2011 Indiana Department of Education (IN-DOE) releases Flex option for schools (pre-planned days) and in 2014 IN-DOE releases inclement weather days
  • 2017-2018 school year, the IN-DOE combined the two into IN-DOE eLearning Program with the idea that no matter what type of day it is, the capacity of using technology based resources outside the classroom is the same
  • eLearning lends to Independent learning for college/career readiness and collaboration
  • Teaches students to navigate online delivery methods and submit information electronically.
  • eLearning days allow for schools to have planned professional development time for staff.
  • LPCSC currently uses an Inclement Weather and planned eLearning day model.

What is Blended Learning?

  • Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods.

What have we done to prepare?

  • eLearning Committee meetings
  • Blended learning PD’s for Staff during the school year with additional summer trainings
  • Implemented daily usage of Canvas (grades 5-12) and Google Classroom (grades K-4)
  • Mobile web filtering that works on and off school premise
  • 1:1 take home devices for KG-12
  • Device check-out availability for eLearning days at elementary levels
  • In school eLearning Practice days

Structure of LPCSC eLearning Day

  • Student assignments will be released to students by 9AM on the day of the eLearning day
  • ALL teachers K-12 have the same office hours to create consistency across the district and ease for parents and students.   eLearning day office hours are as follows:
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    Note:  Teachers are only available to communicate during eLearning office hours.
  • As a general guideline Elementary students would have approximately 2-3 hours of assignments including specials and support classes.  Secondary students would have approximately 3-4 hours of assignments including specials and support classes.
  • After school activities may still be held after the normal school hours.

Help for Students and Parents on eLearning Day

  • K-4 students may submit questions through Google Classroom
  • 5-12 Students may submit questions through Canvas
  • Additional resources are available on the eLearning website, including FAQ
  • If WiFi access is an issue at home, public wifi locations may be available such as public libraries.
  • Parents may email with questions in relation to technical issues.  Any issues with connectivity in the home must be relayed to your home internet provider.

Work Completion and Attendance

  • IEP accommodations will be followed on eLearning days
  • Attendance will be determined based on assignment completion
  • Assignments must be submitted no later than 8 AM on school day after the eLearning day