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    Posted by Joseph Pettiford on 3/26/2020


    My name is Mr. Pettiford and I am lucky enough to return to teaching health and pe at Durant Road Middle School.  I imagine most of you do not know me nor have an older sibling that remembers me because that was eight years ago (those sixth graders were high school seniors last year).  Well, I look forward to seeing you all? Or at least getting to know you through online learning starting April 27th through the rest of the year.  

    What is remote/digital/online learning?  

    As we learn this process together, we will not be using new tools necessarily.  You will demonstrate and develop the same skills you would in the classroom, just at home or wherever you happen to be completing work.  If you have any questions along the way, please simply ask via (Questions form) or email (at jpettiford@wcpss.net) and we will find the answer together.  Your answer will come back to you in the form of a direct email, link, website update or Google Classroom/Remind announcement.  You may ask, "Why use so many formats to communicate?"  There is not one way to do tech learning. As a teacher, I need to be able to reach you using all these examples because what works for some may not work for others across different platforms and devices. Be patient and we will get through this together.  

    What will this look like for Health/PE?

    As the healthful living department plans, the process will be presented to you.  For right now, you should become familiar with Google Classroom, Screencastify, Remind Google Meet, Google Slides, and Google Draw just to name a few. You should be able to complete all expectations using any smart/mobile device, lap or desktop. I will cull several videos that walk through use of those resources.  

    Help me plan for you!

    Please take the time to complete this survey telling me your preferences for online communication and when we could virtually meet up.  I look forward to hearing and seeing all of you. 



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