Because we are operating in a pandemic it is necessary to take precautions to guard everyone’s health. This document gives an outline of how our work will be organized. Use it to help you know the expectations you will need to meet in this course.
Here is a brief summary: Lessons will be given on a weekly basis. Whether students are remote-only, or are participating in a hybrid model there will be a week’s worth of assignments given at the start of each week or at the end of the previous week. All work will be due by Sunday night at midnight. Homework, if it is graded, will be graded on the basis of completion only. Feedback will be provided to students using formative assessments. These are short take-home quizzes that may have an online multiple-choice component but will always include 2 or 3 short-answer problems or questions. Formative assessments will be given a grade. Approximately, every two weeks students will have a quiz on a Wednesday. At the end of each grading quarter there will be a cumulative take-home test.
Here is an outline with a bit more detail.
Assignments will be provided every Monday morning. The due date will always be the following Sunday night before midnight.
Printed handouts will be available to students during the previous week.
Work on Monday/Tuesday
Cohort A is Physically Present. Expect the following:
Check in via Attendance Form
Direct instruction/lecture notes
Small group work
Other instruction methods
Cohort B is Remote. Expect the following:
Check in via Google Meet and Attendance Form
Stay online for days with direct instruction, guided practice, or discussions
Do work on your own
Check in at the end of class via Google Meet
Work on Thursday/Friday
Cohort A is remote, see Cohort B above
Cohort B is physically present, see Cohort A above
Work on Wednesday (two options)
All students work remotely and take a quiz via live questions, do work on paper, and upload a PDF scan of the work by 12 pm; the quiz will be based on the previous two weeks’ work
Review as a class: ask questions, get help, do classwork
Labs. Due dates will be independent of the usual Sunday night deadline.
If a pre-lab assignment will be given it will be due in the previous week’s work.
Live introduction for all students, present and remote
Live demonstration of the lab for all students
Cohort A does the hands-on portion of the lab. Cohort B works on lab questions not dependent on lab observations or data or works on other classwork.
Neither the introduction nor the lab demonstration will be repeated
Cohort B students do the hands-on portion of the lab. Cohort A works at home on the lab questions.
One per quarter
Open notes, open book, open internet
Includes a signed statement testifying that the student did not collaborate.