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Distance Education 2020-2021

Parents and Students,
This page is designed to keep you informed of resources that are provided by HPMS and the CCSD ruing the Distance Education (online learning). While this site will provide valuable information, communication with the classroom teachers through Google Classroom, email, and Canvas LMS is the most essential. 
We have added a number of support videos, tutorials, and links on the Links tab to the right of this page. 

To participate in distance learning through the computer, Internet connectivity is required.

If you DO NOT have Internet connectivity, please call 888-616-2476. This number will connect you to the Family Support Center (FSC), with live operators Monday to Saturday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, to help CCSD families connect to the Internet and a device.

Thanks to a partnership with Cox Communications, every QUALIFIED CCSD student will receive Internet service for the entire school year, subsidized by CCSD.

You can also visit the following website for more information:


Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous learning occurs when students complete instruction at different times, based on their learning needs. Asynchronous learning allows students to have ownership over the pace of their learning. Examples of asynchronous learning opportunities include:

  • Recorded lectures with slides or other digital media
  • Self-paced instructional materials 
  • Online discussions
  • Recorded synchronous lessons for playback
  • Digital announcements
  • Online quiz assessments

Asynchronous learning provides meaningful data that should be analyzed to determine instructional needs for live class sessions as well as inform educators to make up small group video conferencing sessions to support, scaffold, and stretch their learners. 

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous learning, in comparison, occurs when students are scheduled to complete instruction at a specific time. Synchronous learning provides the opportunity for students to interact with their instructor as well as their classmates. Synchronous learning is an opportune time to address deeper levels of knowledge based on instruction completed during independent, asynchronous learning opportunities. Examples of synchronous learning opportunities include:

  • Live video conferencing sessions with the whole class
  • Small group breakout meeting using video conferencing
  • Live chat discussions
  • Live streaming demonstrations
  • Collaborative groups

Synchronous sessions are opportunities to recreate the face-to-face learning environment, foster connections between you and your students, support students' social-emotional needs, and encourage peer to peer relationships.