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Sub-Heading— Prepare and distribute your Sub Plans seamlessly
Summary—Nearpod for Sub Plans allows teachers to create Sub Plans for planned and unplanned absences. Using Nearpod for Sub Plans, teachers can easily communicate their lessons and essential classroom details to substitute teachers and administrators. Teachers can be confident in teaching and learning during their absence by utilizing their own Nearpod Lessons or selected Lessons from a curated set of Nearpod sub-friendly Lessons geared for student-paced facilitation. Nearpod for Sub Plans allows teachers to observe classroom activity and gain insight into student learning while away from the classroom. In the end, students do not miss instructional time.
Problem—It is very challenging for teachers when they need time off due to illness, family emergencies, appointments, or personal reasons. Teachers miss ten days of school each year; such absences result in lower student engagement and achievement. Creating, preparing, and distributing old-fashioned hand-written substitute teaching plans is tedious, inefficient, and cumbersome, increasing the strain on teachers outside the classroom.
Solution—Nearpod for Sub Plans optimizes the creation and distribution of Sub Plans. Teachers can aggregate and manage their Sub Plans from a Sub Plan dashboard to prepare ahead of time. Sub Plans contain two components: Lessons and Details. While teachers can create their Lessons, Nearpod provides a curated set of Lessons explicitly designed for substitute teachers. The Sub Plan Details allows teachers to provide critical information to administrators and substitute teachers during absences. Once complete, teachers can electronically send the Sub Plans, which automatically launches the Sub Plan Lessons in Student-Paced Mode. This also creates a custom Nearpod presentation of the Sub Plan Details, easily accessible and downloadable by the substitute teacher, administrator, and classroom teacher.
How to Get Started— Confirmation from School or District account Admin for teacher access to the beta
Customer Quote— ”Not being in the classroom with my students is challenging. Nearpod for Sub Plans made this process as painless as possible. Knowing my students were not missing a day of learning gave me time to get better and return to the classroom.”