eLearn Introduction

eLearn will provide quality instruction at every grade level in an online environment. At Fresno Unified we are committed to providing equal access and opportunity for all our students. We use district adopted, standards-based curricula designed to assure grade level content and growth.

  • Highly qualified teachers from your student’s school site
  • Online, structured learning 
  • Personalized, rigorous curriculum that includes Core, Physical Education, Music, and Art 
  • Ongoing support for students and parents
  • Teacher instructional delivery with Microsoft Teams as the preferred platform

How is eLearn at My School Different From Traditional Learning?

Online learning requires greater collaboration with families/caregivers than in a traditional  classroom school setting. The graphic below shows five important differences between a “Brick & Mortar” (traditional classroom) and a eLearn at My School environment. eLearn at My School looks very different, but your student can definitely be successful in learning.

Accessible virtual environments chart

Frequently Asked Questions

What is eLearn?

This is an alternative to onsite brick and mortar instruction as a result of COVID-19 safety precautions.  This is a temporary response while Fresno Unified students, staff and families mitigate the COVID pandemic.

What courses are offered for K-6?

Students will be taught the same standards-based instruction online as the students at the school site.  Teachers will utilize the same curriculum (textbooks, lessons and resources) and students will receive instruction in all core content areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music, and Art.

What if my child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or receives Special Education services?

IEPs remain in effect and special education services will be provided.  This includes working towards goals applicable to Distance Learning.  All students will continue to have special education case managers to work with families on the delivery of services and IEP process if needed.  

If my child is an English Learner, what support will be provided?

Daily instruction and support for English Learners will continue through eLearn.  Teachers will provide instruction in both integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD) and will focus on supporting classroom instruction and making core content accessible to all our English learners. 

Will students receive grades?

Students will work on assignments, engage projects that require the use of technology, and take assessments.  Students will receive feedback to support progress and grades.

How do I get technology if I need it?

If you need technology, you should call the district’s Family Learning and Tech Support (FLATS) Center at 559.457.3939.

What if we have problems with my child’s technology?

If your student is having problems with their table or computer, you should call the district’s Family Learning and Tech Support (FLATS) Center at 559.457.3939.

How does my Preschool through 3rd grade child use the tablet?

LCD Tablets for Families YouTube Playlist

How do I communicate with my child’s teacher if we do not speak the same language?

Reach out to your child’s school for an interpreter to help connect to your child’s teacher (e.g. Home School Liaison or staff). There are also specific apps that allow for teacher and parent communication. Some of them include Immersive Reader, Talking Points, and Google Translate.

Definitions

Asynchronous Learning: This type of learning occurs when the teacher assigns work and/or student collaboration, and the student(s) completes these assignments away from the teacher. This could include assignments in district-adopted digital and print curriculum.

Online Learning: This learning occurs online when the teacher and the student are in different locations. Online learning includes both real time (synchronous) opportunities for students to be with their teacher and independent/collaboration time (asynchronous) when the students may be working without their teacher.

Synchronous Learning: This type of learning occurs when both teacher and student are logged in at the same time into a digital platform such as Microsoft Teams, and the teacher is providing instruction in a variety of ways.

Tutor.com

Schedules

Screenshot of schedule

English Learner Supports

FUSD is committed to providing high quality and rigorous programs for all of our students, including English learners.  To that end, we are committed to providing support and resources for our EL families to better assist your children at home in an online learning environment.

  • English Learner Services Department Website  (provides information regarding services, resources, and programs supporting EL students and families)
  • Distance Learning Support for English Learners (provides resources that support core curriculum and promote English Language Development (ELD), Dual Language Immersion (DLI), and Languages Other than English (LOTE) for students at all grade levels)
  • Integrated and Designated ELD (defines how EL students receive instructional support in class that is specific to learning English and how that integrates with other content areas throughout the day).
  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion (we do not have a site dedicated only to the Spanish DLI program. We do, however, have the brochures available at EL Services site)
  • Hmong  Language Program  (describes the elementary Hmong Dual Language Immersion and high school Hmong Heritage courses)

e-Learn Curriculum – EL specific

  • Wonders Adaptive Learning (an online adaptive learning program based on each student’s ELD needs)
  • ELD Companion Worktext (resource for use to amplify the language students need to access the English reading program)

Special Education Supports

ALPS Grades 1-12 Standard-Based Instructional Targets (PDF)

ALPS Pre-K – Grade 3 Standard-Based Instructional Targets (PDF)

Autism – Preschool – 3rd Grade

eLearn Curriculum

Fresno Unified will utilize the district-adopted core curriculum from preK thru grade 6.

  • PreK:  Creative Curriculum, Visual Arts Program, Second Step, MAC, Learning without Tears (handwriting) 
  • TK: Visual Arts Program, World of Wonders, Creative Curriculum (Dual Immersion Only), Learning without Tears (handwriting), Second Step, MAC
  • Grades 1-6: GoMath, Wonders, Maravillas, WonderWorks, Number Worlds, Star, Unique Learning System (ALPS)
  • PE, Music, and Visual Arts Integration

Child Care Center (Infant, Toddlers)

Approaches to Learning-Self- Regulation

  • Attention Maintenance
  • Self-Comforting
  • Curiosity and Initiative in Learning
  • Self-Control of Feelings and Behavior

Language and Literacy Development

  • Understanding of Language (Receptive)
  • Responsiveness to Language
  • Communication and Use of Language (Expressive)
  • Reciprocal Communication and Conversation
  • Interest in Literacy

Physical Development – Health

  • Perceptual Motor Skills and Movement Concepts
  • Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
  • Gross Motor Manipulative Skills
  • Fine Motor Manipulative Skills

Social and Emotional Development

  • Identity to Self in Relation to Others
  • Social and Emotional Understanding
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Familiar Adults
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Peers

Cognition, including Math and Science

  • Spatial Relationships
  • Classification
  • Number Sense of Quantity
  • Cause and Effect

Preschool/PreK

Approaches to Learning-Self- Regulation (48 Month Foundations)

  • Curiosity and Initiative in Learning
  • Self-Control of Feelings and Behaviors
  • Engagement and Persistence
  • Shared Use of Space and Materials

Social and Emotional Development (48 Month Foundations)

  • Identity to Self in Relation to Others
  • Social and Emotional Understanding
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Familiar Adults
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Peers

Language and Literacy Development (48 Month Foundations)

  • Understanding of Language (Receptive)
  • Communication and Use of Language (Expressive)
  • Reciprocal Communication and Conversation
  • Comprehension of Age-Appropriate text
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Letter and Word Knowledge
  • Emergent Writing

English Language Development (ELD) (48 Month Foundations)

  • Comprehension of English (Receptive)
  • Self-Expression in English (Expressive)
  • Understanding and Response to English Literacy Activities
  • Symbol, Letter, and Print Knowledge in English

Cognition, including Math and Science (48 Month Foundations)

  • Classification
  • Number Sense of Quantity
  • Number Sense of Math Operations
  • Measurement
  • Patterning
  • Shapes

Physical Development – Health (48 Month Foundations)

  • Perceptual Motor Skills and Movement Concepts
  • Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
  • Gross Motor Manipulative Skills
  • Fine Motor Manipulative Skills

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

It is the intent of the Legislature that transitional kindergarten curriculum be aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations developed by the department.

Approaches to Learning-Self- Regulation (60 Month Foundations)

  • Curiosity and Initiative in Learning
  • Self-Control of Feelings and Behaviors
  • Engagement and Persistence
  • Shared Use of Space and Materials

Social and Emotional Development (60 Month Foundations)

  • Identity to Self in Relation to Others
  • Social and Emotional Understanding
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Familiar Adults
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Peers

Language and Literacy Development (60 Month Foundations)

  • Understanding of Language (Receptive)
  • Communication and Use of Language (Expressive)
  • Reciprocal Communication and Conversation
  • Comprehension of Age-Appropriate text
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Letter and Word Knowledge
  • Emergent Writing

English Language Development (ELD) (60 Month Foundations)

  • Comprehension of English (Receptive)
  • Self-Expression in English (Expressive)
  • Understanding and Response to English Literacy Activities
  • Symbol, Letter, and Print Knowledge in English

Cognition, including Math and Science (48 Month Foundations)

  • Classification
  • Number Sense of Quantity
  • Number Sense of Math Operations
  • Measurement
  • Patterning
  • Shapes

Physical Development -Health (60 Month Foundations)

  • Perceptual Motor Skills and Movement Concepts
  • Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
  • Gross Motor Manipulative Skills
  • Fine Motor Manipulative Skill

Kindergarten

Reading Standards

  • Recognize common types of texts
  • Engage in group reading activities
  • Recognizing and forming letters 
  • Applying phonics rules 
  • Using sight words
  • Demonstrating reading comprehension
  • Listening

Math Standards

  • Recognizing and forming numbers (1 to 20)
  • Counting by ones and tens (1 to 100)
  • Deploying problem-solving strategies
  • Adding and subtracting
  • Numbering sentences
  • Identifying shapes
  • Measuring and comparing
  • Ordering and sorting numbers and shapes

Science Standards

  • How plants grow

Social Studies Standards

  • Maps
  • Landforms
  • Bodies of water

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered


First Grade

Reading Standards

  • Identifying and retelling main ideas and key details within a story
  • Using details from the text to answer questions
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Decoding one- and two-syllable words
  • Making short and long vowel sounds
  • Blending consonants
  • Answering questions in writing

Math Skills

  • Adding and subtracting (1 to 20)
  • Working with number sentences
  • Understanding place value
  • Counting by fives and tens
  • Measuring, comparing and ordering
  • Creating two-dimensional shapes
  • Working with halves, quarters and wholes
  • Telling time

Science Standards

  • Weather
  • Energy
  • Animal habitats
  • Rocks and soil

Social Studies Standards

  • Organization of communities
  • Neighborhoods
  • Towns
  • States
  • Different kinds of systems we rely on
  • Mail
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Famous people who have shaped our history

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered


Second Grade

Reading Standards

  • Identifying different types of writing
  • Answering questions using details from the text
  • Recognizing sense words in writing
  • Understanding text features such as glossaries
  • Finding the meaning of words through context
  • Reading irregularly spelled words
  • Learning prefixes and suffixes
  • Decoding two-syllable words
  • Writing opinion and narrative pieces

Math Skills

  • Adding and subtracting within 100
  • Solving word problems
  • Working with equal groups (foundation of multiplication)
  • Using place values to add and subtract within 1,000

Science Standards

  • Water cycles
  • Erosion
  • States of matter
  • Gravity and fraction

Social Studies

  • Local and federal government
  • Early American history
  • Maps and basic landforms

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered


Third Grade

Reading Standards

  • Identifying character traits and points of view
  • Comparing themes, settings, and plots of stories
  • Showing how words create mood or setting
  • Describing a set of steps or series of events
  • Drawing connections within a text
  • Reading multisyllable and irregularly spelled words
  • Understanding or correcting words using context
  • Writing opinion, informational and narrative pieces
  • Using irregular pronouns and irregular verbs
  • Using correct subject-verb agreement

Math Skills

  • Multiplying and dividing within 100
  • Identifying math patterns
  • Solving two-step word problems
  • Rounding to 10 or 100
  • Understanding and comparing fractions
  • Using graphs and rulers
  • Finding perimeters of shapes

Science Standards

  • Life cycles of plants and animals
  • Ecosystems
  • Solar system
  • Properties of matter

Social Studies Standards

  • Economic
  • Early Native American Communities
  • History of migration

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered


Fourth Grade

Reading Standards

  • Summarizing a text using key details
  • Drawing connections between two texts
  • Explaining themes, events or procedures using specific details
  • Decoding multisyllable and irregular words
  • Writing pieces with introductions, supporting details and conclusions
  • Producing clear narrative pieces
  • Paraphrasing texts and participating in discussions using supporting evidence
  • Using correct grammar

Math Skills

  • Performing multi-digit multiplication and division
  • Doing operations involving fractions and decimals
  • Using place value in operations up to 1,000
  • Converting measurements
  • Analyzing and classifying geometric shapes

Science Standards

  • Animal adaptation
  • Necessary elements to sustain plant and animal life
  • Force and Motion
  • Properties of Matter
  • Phases of the Moon

Social Studies Standards

  • Explore the Culture and Geography of different climates and regions

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered


Fifth Grade

Reading Standards

  • Analyzing a text
  • Using quotes to back up assertions
  • Comparing and contrasting stories and characters within those stories
  • Understanding similes and metaphors
  • Evaluating and comparing different stories about the same event
  • Researching and writing a paper using a number of sources
  • Preparing for and participating in discussions
  • Using multimedia in presentations
  • Understanding conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections
  • Following appropriate grammatical rules (capitalization, punctuation, and verb tense)

Math Skills

  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Using parentheses in equations
  • Graphing on a coordinate plane
  • Representing and interpreting graphing data
  • Solving word problems using fractions
  • Measuring volume

Science Standards

  • Plant and animal cells
  • Plate tectonics
  • Introduction to the periodic table
  • Effect of friction and gravity on motion

Social Studies Standards

  • European exploration
  • American Revolution
  • Civil War
  • Westward expansion

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered


Sixth Grade

Reading Standards

  • Analyze a wide range of literature
  • Analyze the structures and elements of literary works
  • Compare and contrast reading a piece of literature with listening to or watching an audio, video, or live version of the text
  • Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in relationship to different approaches to similar themes or topics
  • Identify a central idea or theme, using supporting evidence and details
  • Analyze how a certain sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot
  • Provide a summary of the text without including their personal opinions

Math Skills

  • Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers
  • Greatest common factor and least common multiples
  • Negative rational numbers and integers
  • Locate rational numbers on a by fractions. Number line
  • Add and subtract negative numbers
  • Graph points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane
  • Write expressions and equations with variables and
  • Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
  • Summarize numerical data sets by quantitative measures of center and variability

Science Standards

  • Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Structure
  • Shaping Earth’s Surface
  • Heat (Thermal Energy) (Physical Sciences)
  • Energy in the Earth System
  • Ecology (Life Sciences)
  • Resources
  • Investigation and Experimentation

Social Studies Standards

  • The movement of early humans across continents and their adaptations the Mediterranean basin. to the geography and climate of new regions
  • The rise of diverse civilizations, characterized by economies of surplus, centralized states, social hierarchies, cities, networks of trade, art and architecture, and systems of writing
  • The growth of urban societies as well as links with one another through trade, diplomacy, migration, conquest, and the diffusion of goods and ideas
  • The development of new political institutions (monarchy, empire, democracy) and new ideas (citizenship, freedom, morality, law)
  • The birth and spread of religious and philosophical systems (Judaism, Greek thought, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity), and changes in societies (social class divisions, slavery, divisions of labor between men and women)

*Physical education, art, and music will be offered

First Day of School – Five Things To Have Ready

  1. Curriculum books.  Have all textbooks and workbooks needed to access the curriculum.
  2. Tablet/laptop.  All students will have a district device for their learning as well as wireless access, if needed. These are an essential online learning resources for all students while schools are closed. If your child does have a device, please contact the Family Tech Support Center at 457-3939.
  3. Know Your Student Information. Student ID number, grade, and username and password to log into your device (Example: Abcd@fresnou.org)
  4. School supplies.  Include pens, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, paper, notebooks, and any other tools your student may need besides the computer.
  5. Healthy snacks.  Food plays an important role in a child’s learning. Students struggle in school when they have to learn on an empty stomach.

Student and Family Guide For Success

  1. Have a designated area for school work.  A learning space is a critical part of developing a learning environment, especially if you have more than one child at home with you during the day; the important thing is to use that area only for school. 
    • Spare room
    • Kitchen table
    • Flexible seating or even a corner in a room

      Make sure this area is quiet or has a door that can be closed. This gives students privacy when they are working, talking to their teachers, tutoring, or taking an exam.

      Allow space for a desk or table, but incorporate flexible seating. This can be a cozy spot for reading or a change of pace during the school day. A comfortable space in the room can help a student relax and take a break when reading, drawing, or using a device between classes or after a lengthy exam.
  2. Promote your student’s health. Ensure there is enough light for reading and taking notes. The monitor should be at eye level and the student’s chair must be comfortable and offer back support.
  3. Encourage physical activity and exercise. Your child will be sitting in front of their computer for long stretches of time. Encourage them to use the breaks in the day to stretch, walk the dog, or do jumping jacks — any movement helps.
  4. Check in with your child’s teachers.  Teachers are available to connect with parents during office hours via Microsoft Teams, phone or email and after school hours via email.
  5. Actively participate. Do whatever you can to participate in your child’s learning.
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