DDL & R2R

Teachers can use this resource page to locate all materials and links connected with mastering PreService Remote Learning Skills and setting up the Digital Driver’s License (DDL) for students in grades K-9 and the Roadmap to Remote (R2R) Lessons for students in grades 10-12.

Before going any further, teachers should make sure that they have already set up their Google Classroom Dashboard. For additional details, watch our video tutorial (linked here), or read our post on Managing Your Google Classroom Teacher Dashboard.

Click on the grade-level links below to get started.

Grade K-1 DDL

Grades 2-3 DDL

Grades 4-6 DDL

Grades 7-9 DDL

Grades 10-12 Roadmap to Remote


Here are some additional resource link to help you get started.

Setting up Your Workspace/Classroom

Creating Learning Experiences

Making Learning Accessible

Collaboration Features

Grade K-1

Students will be using their new iPad with support from parents and families to engage with these resources.

Teachers can view the complete website of the K-1 DDL Lessons by clicking this link.

The K-1 DDL includes a welcome page and best practices for teachers explaining the purpose of the DDL before getting started.

Included in the K-1 DDL are 6 lessons. Click on the lesson links below for a specific lesson.

Lesson 1: Taking Care of Your iPad

Lesson 2: Google Meet and Your Classroom

Lesson 3: Pause and Think Online

Lesson 4: Online Safety and Security

Lesson 5: Putting a STOP to Online Meanness

Lesson 6: Digital Footprint

It’s important to note that students in grades K-1 would not be expected to answer the questions at the end of the DDL lessons on their own, but should work closely with parents/guardians/teachers to understand their responsibilities and respond with a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down” (see below).

Teachers can view how the assessment questions in Illuminate will appear to parents and students by clicking on this link.


Grade 2-3

Most students in grades 2-3 are brand new to engaging technology for remote learning this year so teachers should take the time to check in and make sure that kids and families are comfortable using the technology.

Teachers can click here to connect to the Teacher’s Guide for the 2-3 DDL.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #1

By working with one or more partners, teachers should demonstrate that they know how to do the following essential tasks in Google Meet…

  • Set-up and invite participants to their meeting
  • Share responses via the Chat and Nod features
  • Modify meeting layouts and student views
  • Share your screen using video content in LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide for the 2-3 DDL.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #2

Using one of the recommended methods in the video, teachers should set up at least FOUR breakout rooms. Once rooms have been created, teachers should practice inviting at least one other user (such as a partner teacher) to their Break Out session.

Teacher Readiness Task #3

Using the lesson outline in the Grade 2-3 DDL Teacher’s Guide, teachers should set up their TOPICS list in Google Classroom.

Teacher Readiness Task #4

Using the Google Slide resources in LESSON #2 of the Grade 2-3 DDL Teacher’s Guide, teachers should add the Netiquette Rules for Conferencing to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #5

Using the resources in LESSON #2 of the Grade 2-3 DDL Teacher’s Guide, teachers should add at least 1-2 question or assignment resources to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #6

Teachers should make a copy of the Google Slides Presentation in LESSON #3 of the Grade 2-3 DDL Teacher’s Guide, teachers should launch the PearDeck Teacher Dashboard and share the student link with a partner to see what the student experience is.

When teachers have complete ALL SIX of he DDL lessons, students should answer the corresponding assessment questions (linked here) to gather evidence on students’ readiness for remote learning. All student responses to these questions should be entered into the Illuminate District Assessment System.


Grade 4-6

While students in grades 4-6 may have had some experience from the previous year working in a remote learning environment, it is important to establish clear rules, expectations, routines and norms as early as possible. The following task will make sure that you are ready to establish these expectations with students on day ONE.

Teachers can click here to connect to the Teacher’s Guide to the 4-6 DDL.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #1

By working with one or more partners, teachers should demonstrate that they know how to do the following essential tasks in Google Meet…

  • Set-up and invite participants to their meeting
  • Share responses via the Chat and Nod features
  • Modify meeting layouts and student views
  • Share your screen using the video content in LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 4-6 DDL.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #2

Using one of the recommended methods in the video, teachers should set up at least FOUR breakout rooms. Once rooms have been created, teachers should practice inviting at least one other user (such as a partner teacher) to their Break Out session.

Teacher Readiness Task #3

Using the lesson outline in the Teacher’s Guide to the 4-6 DDL, teachers should set up their TOPICS list in Google Classroom.

Teacher Readiness Task #4

Using the Google Slide resources in LESSON #2 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 4-6 DDL, teachers should add the Netiquette Rules for Conferencing to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #5

Using the resources in LESSON #2 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 4-6 DDL, teachers should add at least 1-2 question or assignment resources to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #6

Teachers should make a copy of the Google Slides Presentation in LESSON #3 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 4-6 DDL, teachers should launch the PearDeck Teacher Dashboard and share the student link with a partner to see what the student experience is.

When teachers have complete ALL SIX of he DDL lessons, students should answer the corresponding assessment questions (linked here) to gather evidence on students’ readiness for remote learning. All students should test in the Illuminate District Assessment System when responding to these questions.

Grade 7-9

Although students in grades 7-9 should all have had some prior experience working in a remote learning environment, it is important to establish clear rules, expectations, routines and norms as early as possible. Student success in this academic context will require that BOTH teachers and students learn to use the remote learning tools outlined below to connect and communicate on a daily basis.

Teachers can click here to connect to the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #1

By working with one or more partners, teachers should demonstrate that they know how to do the following essential tasks in Google Meet…

  • Set-up and invite participants to their meeting
  • Share responses via the Chat and Nod features
  • Modify meeting layouts and student views
  • Share your screen using the video content in LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #2

Using one of the recommended methods in the video, teachers should set up at least FOUR breakout rooms. Once rooms have been created, teachers should practice inviting at least one other user (such as a partner teacher) to their Break Out session. These should be used to support LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL.

Teacher Readiness Task #3

Using the lesson outline in the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL, teachers should set up their TOPICS list and THEME in Google Classroom.

Teacher Readiness Task #4

Using the Google Slide resources in LESSON #2 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL, teachers should add the Netiquette Rules slides and the Organizing Your Folders and Creating a Google Document videos resources to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #5

Using the resources in LESSON #2 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL, teachers should add at least 1-2 question or assignment resources to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #6

Teachers should make a copy of the Google Slides Presentation in LESSON #3 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 7-9 DDL, teachers should launch the PearDeck Teacher Dashboard and share the student link with a partner to see what the student experience is. When you are done, make sure to publish your results so you can see how student responses are archived.

When teachers have complete ALL SIX of he DDL lessons, students should answer the corresponding assessment questions (linked here) to gather evidence on students’ readiness for remote learning. All students should test in the Illuminate District Assessment System when responding to these questions.

Grades 10-12

Unlike the student experience in Quarter 4 of last year, students returning this year WILL be required to regularly complete assignments and assessments as a condition for credit attainment for graduation. This means the both students AND teacher will need to work to master the remote learning tools outlined below.

Completing these remote readiness tasks will help to ensure that all teachers are ready to engage on day ONE.

Teachers click here to connect to the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #1

By working with one or more partners, teachers should demonstrate that they know how to do the following essential tasks in Google Meet…

  • Set-up and invite participants to their meeting
  • Share responses via the Chat or Nod features
  • Modify meeting layouts and student views
  • Share your screen using the video content in LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R.

Teacher Remote Readiness Task #2

Using one of the recommended methods in the video, teachers should set up at least FOUR breakout rooms. Once rooms have been created, teachers should practice inviting at least one other user (such as a partner teacher) to their Break Out session. These should be used to support LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R.

Teacher Readiness Task #3

Using the lesson outline in the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R, teachers should set up their TOPICS list and THEME in Google Classroom.

Teacher Readiness Task #4

Using the Google Slide resources in LESSON #1 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R, teachers should add the Student Instructional Technology Handbook and Student Netiquette resources to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #5

Using the resources in LESSON #2 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R, teachers should add at least 1-2 question or assignment resources to their Google Classroom page.

Teacher Readiness Task #6

Teachers should make a copy of the Google Slides Presentation in LESSON #3 of the Teacher’s Guide to the 10-12 R2R, teachers should launch the PearDeck Teacher Dashboard and share the student link with a partner to see what the student experience is. When you are done, make sure to publish your results so you can see how student responses are archived.

When teachers have complete ALL FOUR of the R2R lessons, students should answer the corresponding assessment questions (linked here) to gather evidence on students’ readiness for remote learning. All students should test in the Illuminate District Assessment System when responding to these questions.