Internet Academy is a blend of asynchronous (on your own schedule) lessons and synchronous (at the same time) learning. iA learning is primarily asynchronous.
Live Zoom Sessions (Synchronous learning)
K-5 scholars meet with their teacher and classmates daily between 9 am-10:30 am. PE and Music have one live session a week.
6-12 scholars set their daily schedule around one live Zoom lesson per class, per week. There is also one scheduled live Zoom support session per class per week.
Assignments, Quizzes, Assessments and other lessons (Asynchronous learning) should be completed daily according to the Written Student Learning Plan for each course. Scholars set their own schedule for asynchronous learning with the help of a learning coach in the home.
Learning time requirements: 5.5-6 hours each day for a total of 27.75 hours per week.
A Learning Coach was identified by each family at the time of enrollment. The Learning Coach time commitment varies by grade level and individual scholar needs.
Estimated Level of Learning Coach Involvement: 5-6 hours per day for elementary, 3-4 hours per day for middle school and 1-2 hours per day for high school.
iA K-5 Daily Schedule
Zoom links are in the scholar’s Canvas calendar and the class Home page.
Homeroom: 9:00-10:30 a.m.Learning Break: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Asynchronous Study Time: 11:00-Noon
Lunch: Noon-12:30 p.m.
PE/Music (day differs by grade): 12:30-1:15 p.m.
PE/Music (day differs by grade): 1:15-2:00 p.m.
Asynchronous Study Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
iA 6-12 Weekly Schedule
Monday: 9:00-9:50 a.m. Advisory on Zoom. Take the WAC Quiz every week.<
Tuesday – Thursday: Check the Home page in each class for Zoom times and build your daily schedule.
A good way to build your daily schedule is to first add the Zoom times and then add your asynchronous study times in Canvas around them. The asynchronous work allows for flexibility in your day. You can use your Calendar in Canvas (Zoom times may already be there!) or use another calendar system you like.
Zoom links are in the scholar’s Canvas calendar and also the class Home page.
Applications and Computer Systems
Start each school day by logging in at learn.fwps.org to access apps and tools like Canvas, Gmail, Office 365, iReady, Kami, King County Library Online, and more! You can also download the Classlink App from the App Store or Google Play
Canvas: The classrooms of iA are in Canvas. Click to open (no login needed).
Gmail: Messages from your teachers & iA staff are sent to your FWPS Gmail address: StudentIDemail@example.com.Example: firstname.lastname@example.org. The password is the same as your Launchpad to Learning password.
Office365 Suite: Sign in with the Microsoft Office email address: studentIDemail@example.com. Example: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe password is the Launchpad to Learning password.
Scholars have 3 user names: one for Launchpad, one for Google applications and one for Microsoft applications.
Launchpad: Student ID Number
Microsoft Office/Outlook: StudentIDemail@example.com
Password: scholars have 1 password for all apps
Scholars have 1 password that opens all applicatons.
If you’re returning to FWPS, your password is the same. Call us at 253-945-5842 for password help or click here.
Enrolled Course List
The enrolled course list is in ParentVUE and StudentVUE under Schedule. Sign in: https://grades.fwps.org/
Parent and Guardian Information
Create a Canvas Observer Account
Use this to login to Canvas and view assignments, scores, and teacher feedback.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/iAobserve
Activate your ALE App Account
Each month, parents will receive a notice that their scholar has Monthly Progress that need to be reviewed. Reviewing and acknowledging monthly progress is part of the state attendance and communication rules for online learning. We use the ALE app to meet this requirement.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/iAaleapp
Sign up for Remind
Remind allows teachers who choose to use text messaging to communicate with parents and students. With Remind:
- Parents can choose how to receive messsages
- Texting is available for scholars ages 13 and over
- Remind allows for safe and secure messaging that is available in multiple languages.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/iAremind