Learning Coach Resources

The Learning Coach Role

As you begin your journey as a Learning Coach of a Keystone Elementary student, you may be unsure of what your role is.  A Learning Coach is a person (parent, grandparent, adult sibling, aunt, uncle, etc) that makes the committment to join their student on their educational journey as the student's teacher at home.  Here are a few key components to the Learning Coach role at Keystone: 

  1. Available to sit with their student and answer questions, as often as needed. 
  2. Establishes a daily schedule and helps their student progress throughout the day. 
  3. Coordinates communications with the teacher, as needed. 
  4. Responsible for helping their student complete their school work. 

When you first begin, learning about the setup of the program can be overwhelming.  The first place we recommend that you visit as the Learning Coach is the Online Learning: K-8 course.  You should complete it under your Learning Coach login and mark completion as you move along.  This will help you better understand some of the important functions of the program, as well as general navigation.

A very important concept to understand about the elementary program is that, depending on the grade level and course, there will be a combination of offline and online activities.  The best way to approach this and avoid confusion is to always begin online with the daily plan.  The plan will guide you towards the lesson for that day.  Within the online lesson is where you will be prompted to complete any offline work.  As a rule, always end online, as well.  On the final page of each lesson you will be able to mark completion to wrap things up.

To learn more about your role as your student's Learning Coach, click below to watch the short video: 

The Teacher Role

The Keystone Elementary teacher is there as a resource for you throughout your school year.  Right at the beginning of your year with Keystone, you will hear from your teacher regarding setting up your first orientation welcome call.  This is a required phone call with the teacher, learning coach and student (where appropriate).  The teacher will walk you through using the OLS, discuss expectations and answer any of the questions you may have.  As you progress through the year, you will have the opportunity to reach out to the teacher whenever questions arise.  You will also meet for two Portfolio Reviews - once at an average of 50% completion, and then again around 75-80% completion. The purpose of this conversation is to assess the progress your student has made, review their work, and discuss any concerns or questions that you or the teacher have. This is also a required component of the Keystone Elementary School program. 

You can reach out to your teacher by phone at 1-866-MY TEACHER (their extension is available in the annoucements of the OLS).  You can also email the teacher directly from the OLS.  

The Student Role

Depending on the age of your student, you and the teacher will have different expectations. While the student is always expected to complete the school work, younger students will require much more parent assistance than older students.  Use the guides provided in the OLS to know what your role is in each of the daily lessons.