Last week’s snowstorm canceled classes for three Door County school districts, but one of them still had lessons to learn. The unexpected snow day gave Gibraltar Area School District a chance to put its e-learning program into action. Teachers orchestrated their plan for the day two hours before students logged into the system at 10 a.m. While Internet connectivity hampered some students’ experience with the platform, Gibraltar Secondary School Principal Gereon Methner thought everything else with its first true e-learning day went smoothly.
Internet connection issues are why some school districts like Southern Door have not introduced e-learning as ways to avoid missing instruction time. Southern Door Superintendent Patti Vickman says despite last Tuesday’s snow day, they are not in danger of adding more time at the end of the year.