eLearning is an alternative to classroom instruction. With eLearning, students access their schoolwork online and complete the lessons outside the classroom.
The Indiana Department of Education has approved eLearning as a way to make up missed instruction on days when schools must close due to snow or other weather conditions. As part of the new Indiana law HB-1093, schools are limited to three days of eLearning. P-H-M Teachers Association worked collaboratively with P-H-M Administration to plan for the 2022-2023 school year.
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation will use, if warranted, three weather related eLearning days as needed throughout the year. If additional makeup days are required, they will be added to the end of the school year calendar beginning on June 2. Principals will communicate with parents eLearning expectations and possible calendar adjustments throughout the year. Click here to see the full 2022-2023 school year calendar.
eLearning is adaptable for students who use special education services and those who participate in the English as a New Language program.
Elementary Students use Google Classroom to access eLearning assignments
If you are an elementary parent and do not have access to a computer or laptop at home for your elementary school student, the Learning Division makes Chromebooks available to families. Communication on how to borrow a Chromebook from P-H-M is provided by the Learning Division to families around late October/early November. Elementary teachers will provide eLearning lessons on Google Classroom
Middle & High School Students use their Chromebooks to access eLearning assignments on Canvas
Canvas is the program where middle & high school classwork is posted online. Canvas runs on any browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) and does not require downloading or installation. In most cases students will have from two days (middle and high school) to five days (elementary) to complete the work assigned to them on an eLearning day. Teachers will be available via email and Canvas messaging to answer questions and help students on eLearning days.
We encourage parents to test their Canvas log-ins now and become familiar with the program before the snow starts flying!
All eLearning lessons are created and posted by the students’ own teachers, and the teachers review all eLearning completed by students, providing them with grades, scores, or feedback, as appropriate.
P-H-M parents are issued Skyward log-in information in a letter sent by the school. Use your Skyward credentials (username and password) on the Canvas log-in page to access your student’s information. For instructions on how to connect your Skyward and Canvas log-ins, please click here.
Get help with your Skyward & Canvas accounts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more help?
Watch the slideshow above, then visit the Canvas Help Page!
Here is a Tip Sheet for using Canvas and setting your preferences for notifications.