• Welcome to the NCTA Dental Assisting Program! 

    Ms. Kathy Hulbert will be teaching two class sessions each day. Class meets in the AM (8-10:30) and the PM (11:30-2).  School starts on Wednesday, September 2nd!  We will be accessing class materials through Google Classroom.  Each student will have an account issued through the Mount Vernon School District. 

     
     
    Fall 2020 Remote Learning Schedule

    GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION

    Digital Office Hours:  M, W, F (10:30 to 11:30  and 2:00 to 3:00)   If you find this does not work for you please feel free to contact me and we can set up an appointment that will work for both of us.  I am available for electronic messaging through my NCTA e-mail: khulbert@nwtech.k12.wa.us

    Office Extension: #43204

    I can also be reached via Google Hangout for an impromptu  video conference. All you have to do is send me an invite  for Google Hangout to my NCTA email listed above.   

    Emergency:  The best way to access me is through my cell phone: 360-853-3637. My email and google classroom contact should be the main form of communication as it is easier for me to track. 

    Accessing Instructional Materials:  Please see the google classroom page which you have been sent an invitation to access for the classroom assignments. Grades will be updated weekly on Fridays.

    Attendance: Attendance is recorded daily at the start of class. Being prompt and on time for class  is a program expectation and should be a priority. Make a “good faith effort” every day to be on time.

    Other Details to Keep in Mind:  Please check your MVSD e-mail and this NCTA website often for new announcements or changes in information.   If you do not remember your Skyward access code & PW, school email address, you have not received a google classroom invite, or if you are having difficulty with access, please call or email Ms. K Hulbert at the NCTA email address (listed above).

    We will follow the weekly general schedule outlined below. This schedule may be subject to change and this will be posted on Google classroom.  My priority is helping you, my students, to navigate this new form of learning. Communication throughout this new model of learning is essential   Please contact me for any clarifications or concerns etc.

    WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

    MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, 1st and 3rd THURSDAYS of each month, FRIDAY

    Session 1 - 8:00 - 10:30. Students need to join class at 8:00 for attendance and the start of the lesson. During the first 30 minutes or so I will deliver the lesson target, task and directions for success. Students will be released from in person connection and start independent learning. I will be available through our zoom link, email or text to assist students with questions and support during this time. At about 10:00 students will return to in person class time through our open zoom meeting link. Class will end at 10:30.

    Session 2 - 11:30 - 2:00 Students need to join class at 11:30 for attendance and the start of the lesson. During the first 30 minutes or so I will deliver the lesson target, task and directions for success. Students will be released from in person connection and start independent learning. I will be available through our zoom link, email or text to assist students with questions and support during this time. At about 1:30 students will return to in person class time through our open zoom meeting link. Class will end at 2:00.

    2nd and 4th THURSDAYs of each month: These days are reserved for what our school is calling "asychronous" learning. The time will be used to support small group instruction, independent student support and other teacher teacher/student needs. There will be no required check in time for either session 1 or 2 on these days. Course work will focus on class related practice activities, quizzes, vocabulary lists/crossword puzzles etc. These will be posted through Google Classroom. I’ll  be available to support students with learning questions as well. Please communicate with me if you need help with an assignment.

    OFFICE HOURS - MWF:10:30 to 11:30 and 2:00 to 3:00. I’m available for communication through email or Google Hangout.

    INSTRUCTIONAL TIME will include presentations, such as narrated power-points and lectures on material the class is covering.  It may also include short films about the reading material topics and/or a skill presentation (these will be recorded for future reference). Class instruction days may include a learning task or activity that needs to be completed.  These presentations and all learning materials will be saved to our Google Classroom so you can access material or review material as you need.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:   Friday nights I will post specific information for the upcoming week, as to when / what
    class topics are introduced, introductions of course material etc.  This will help you anticipate the class
    flow for the next week.  
    NOTE:  It is important to continue to check in to Google Classroom and it should be a priority to complete missing
    work as well as the new assignments as they become available. These assignments have due dates But I have also
    found life and technology is right now a little unpredictable for a lot of you, so please keep in contact with me
    regarding any challenges or any support you may need. As the saying goes, we are in this together!!
    STAY WELL & HEALTHY! Ms. Kathleen Hulbert - Dental Assisting Instructor        8/27/2020
     
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