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OCPS Distance Learning

Orange County Public Schools has created a portal for students and parents to help prepare for the possible transition to Distance Learning. 

The student section of this portal contains information about how to use LaunchPad and Canvas as well as other resources that would be relied upon for Distance Learning. 

The parent section of this portal contains links to help parents learn more about the digital resources available to students through LaunchPad and Canvas. Parents will also find recommended resources for independent student learning organized by subject area.​

Elementary Parents with Digital Access

Digital Textbooks

K-5 students will have access to digital textbooks through the LaunchPad Digital Backpack App. These can be accessed from internet-connected devices such as tablets and laptops.

Curriculum Tools

K-5 students have access to Curriculum Tools on LaunchPad that include videos, lessons, tutorials, interactive games, and more to support Distance Learning throughout the content areas.

Library Research Tools

K-5 students are encouraged to check out eBooks using Destiny and the Orange County Library System’s Virtual Library Card through LaunchPad. Students are encouraged to log their reading using Beanstack found in the Library Research Tools folder on LaunchPad.

Elementary Parents without Digital Access

For elementary school families without access to an internet-connected device, we recommend the following activities for the week of March 23, 2020. This information will also be shared through other communication channels.

  • Read books and magazines
  • Daily writing journal
    • Write about the stories, characters, and topics that you read about
    • Write stories that include characters, problems, and solutions
    • Write letters to service members and community helpers, thanking them for their service
    • Write letters to family members
  • Printing or cursive handwriting practice
  • Practice math skills such as counting, comparing, ordering, rounding, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing using games
  • Engage in real world math activities
    • Use measuring tools to cook family meals
    • Predict and measure how much liquid various items found at home can hold
    • Identify, create, sort, and name various shapes
    • Build larger shapes from smaller ones
    • Look for various number, color, and/or shape patterns in the environment
  • Engage in real world science activities
    • Take a nature walk and write observations
    • Track weather observations
    • Observe and journal about living and nonliving things in their environment
  • Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day

Secondary Parents

Digital Textbooks

6-12 students will bring home their OCPS provided laptop and assigned hotspot (if qualified). Students will continue to access their digital textbooks through the LaunchPad Digital Backpack App or Canvas.

Curriculum Tools

6-12 students have access to Curriculum Tools on LaunchPad that include videos, lessons, tutorials, interactive games, and more to support independent learning throughout the content areas.

Library Research Tools

6-12 students are encouraged to check out eBooks using Destiny and the Orange County Library System’s Virtual Library Card through LaunchPad. Students are encouraged to log their reading using Beanstack found in the Library Research Tools folder on LaunchPad.

The Florida Standards provide the foundation for instruction in OCPS. Curriculum and Digital Learning provides training, ongoing professional development, digital resources, and documents, based on these standards, to guide teaching and learning. These areas of support ensure consistency of curriculum and instructional strategies to address the superintendent's goal of maintaining an intense focus on student achievement.

Curriculum and Digital Learning

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