Digital Learning Platform (DLP)

Digital Learning Platform

The Digital Learning Platform is designed to integrate the existing planned curriculum with the instructional technologies available in the Ridley School District. This integration creates the opportunity for teachers and students to engage in a hybrid-learning environment. We are looking to fundamentally change teaching and learning by moving to a differentiated learning experience. The experience is meant to personalize instruction to the needs of an individual student in order for the student to achieve to a measured standard.

Teachers develop the integrated lessons through Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System.  Canvas allows teachers to work with a dynamic electronic lesson delivery system. All courses that students receive in the classroom are made available in this digital mode. Teachers and students can access lessons while in class or any other location. The asynchronous occurrence provides multiple possibilities for student engagement. Written, video, and audio resources are organized around the lesson objective for student learning. Assignments and assessments can flow between teacher and student. Live streaming of the classroom is not available for individual students.

Educational Content

All students are assigned a Canvas login to access lesson material.
  • Content for all courses is available in Canvas.
  • Assignments needing accommodations are posted within the lesson material. Other specifically designed instruction is tailored for the individual student. At all levels, a special education teacher, in conjunction with the classroom teacher, makes the necessary accommodations.



  • All students are provided a tablet for home and school use in accessing lesson material.
  • Students may use personal devices for accessing lesson material, unless they require access to a specific school purchased app.
  • Internet access to students that do not have home access will be loaned a hotspot for home use.



  • No transportation will be provided.


Food Service

  • Food service operations may be accessed by contacting the school to receive the time to pick up meals at the school.



  • Certified teachers, including special education, will be available through Canvas messaging for the student or by email for the parent.
  • A technology support is available by calling 484-494-3688.
  • The Digital Learning Platform Counselor provides support.
  • Teachers may create student partnerships within and across grade levels for additional support.


Special Education

  • Out of District Placements will follow the school calendar.
  • Students that qualify for Pennsylvania Alternative System of Assessment will be offered a blended learning experience that consists of paper and pencil as well as digital learning experiences.

Administrator Responsibility

  • A parent digital dialogue night that shows parents how to access material is provided.
  • All students have their login and password.
  • All teachers have student’s login on Canvas.
  • All content is loaded in Canvas with appropriate work time demands for attendance as if  in the classroom.
  • Student attendance is verified by login to the Learning Management System.
  • Administrators monitor teacher responsibilities.
  • Questions regarding Canvas and course content may be addressed to the Assistant Director of Curriculum, Raymond Howanski.


Teacher Responsibility

  • All students have their login and password.
  • Finalized assignments are posted and published in Canvas prior to in class lesson delivery.
  • Student attendance is verified by assignments completed by 4:00 pm by electronic time stamp on date due.
  • Assignments may be graded when student submits as completed, with all assignments graded and reported in PowerTeacher with all in class assignments.
  • Teacher will respond to email questions within 48 hours during the weekend or vacation period when make up days are required. All other response times must be within 24 hours.


Student Responsibility

  • All students have their login and password.
  • Questions regarding assignments will be emailed to teacher through Canvas.
  • Assignments may be completed between by 4:00 pm by electronic time stamp on date due.
  • All completed work will be graded upon submission to the teacher and graded with in class submissions.
  • All students must abide by the District Acceptable Use Policy available on the website.


Parent Responsibility

  • All students have their login and password.
  • Internet connectivity will need to be secured. If there is not access at home, contact the building principal to receive a hot spot loan.
  • Establish a learning routine that includes attire, location, and time of day for the DLP.
  • Encourage a child to communicate questions directly with the teacher.
  • Request observer status to view a child’s Canvas course.
  • Monitor a child’s access and communicate with the teacher or counselor as necessary.
  • The parent arranges for food service pick up.
  • All students must abide by the District Acceptable Use Policy available on the website.
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