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NEW Continuity of Learning During Classroom Suspension

CORE BELIEFS ABOUT HOME LEARNING

  • Physical and emotional wellness is the first priority
  • Our role is to enhance the lives of students and families
  • Basic principles of quality teaching apply at school and home
  • Relationships are the basis of learning – learning is social
  • Continuous and constructive feedback supports learningLearning Communities
  • ALL learners should be supported and challenged at their level
 

FOCUS OF HOME LEARNING

  • Core Learning – Literacy, Numeracy, and Health
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Core Competencies
  • Personalized learning opportunities
 
ROLES IN HOME LEARNING
STUDENT’S ROLEThe active learner
 
  • Do the best you can
  • Work with your parents and teachers
  • Ask for help when you need it
 
FAMILY ROLEThe facilitators of learning
 
  • Create conditions at home (routines and spaces) that support learning and increase comfort
  • Maintain three-way communication (parents, teachers and students)
  • Monitor student emotional and physical well-being
  • Balance family and student needs
 
TEACHER’S ROLEThe learning guide
 
  • Maintain regular contact with students (twice a week) via phone, email, online meetings, etc.
  • Help students maintain connections with other students
  • Provide 1-2 hours of core learning opportunities each day
  • Provide ongoing support
  • Identify and monitor family and student needs: refer to school team for extra support
  • Assess progress with specific and constructive feedback
  • Provide a final report at the end of June
 
SCHOOL’S ROLEThe learning journey support system
 
  • Communication with school community
  • Support emotional and physical health for students, staff, and families
  • Support students, teachers and parents with their learning journey
  • Coordinate school routines and structures

TIMELINE FOR HOME LEARNING
 
Phases of LearningPHASE 1
Teachers will be contacting all parents and students sometime during this week.
Teachers will be checking in to see how you and your child are doing and gathering information about learning opportunities moving forward (email address, access to technology, specific learning needs, etc.).
During this week and in the weeks moving forward, teachers and school staff will be working hard to plan ways to best support and provide home learning opportunities.
 
PHASE 2
Teachers will start sharing home learning opportunities with families.
Teachers will check-in with students on a regular basis starting this week (phone calls, emails, online conferencing, etc.).
Grades K to 7:The main focus will be on 3 key areas – Health & Well-Being, Literacy, and Numeracy.
If your child has some personal belongings at school which are urgently needed, the school principal will communicate ways for pickup.
 
PHASE 3
Teachers will begin to share more in-depth home learning opportunities and check-in regularly with students each week moving forward.
Teachers will provide 1-2 hours of learning opportunities for students.
It is important to remember that the goal is not to replicate regular classroom learning; rather, we will focus on providing a variety of creative learning opportunities and families may choose the activities and timelines that work best for their situation.
 
Watch a video presentation for more detailed information.