Distance Learning Programme2020-2021
Individual Zoom sessions
Physical workout everyday
Zoom lessons for…
P1 and P2 – one session not exceeding 30 minutes daily. P3 – P8 – two sessions not exceeding 45 minutes each daily.
P1 through to P5 and P6 through to P8 will focus on clarity and being succinct. There will be additional video explanations which students can refer to. We will be getting feedback from the parents in order to refine the process further.
More offline work
Parent help desk
The School Counsellor will be available to guide parents through social and emotional issues at home. At this time, a Parent Helpdesk email will be set up. This Helpdesk will be monitored by the Principal and the Head of ICT. They will enlist others to help solve parent concerns and feedback. Regular grade-level and Primary level workshops will be offered to parents in all realms of learning – social, emotional, academic, physical and creative. We will include regular “check-ins” as a part of the learning process.
Skills of learning
Personalisation of learning
Units of Inquiry will be more open so that student passions can be accessed and developed. That does not mean we won’t give them access to new material and ways of knowing…becoming risk-takers and inquirers is our mandate. We will provide the students with a menu of choices for learning, have them discover what motivates them and reflect on why. The students will take on more responsibility by being a part of the assessment process.
SMALLER HOMEROOMS FOR M1-M3
FOCUS ON APPROACHES TO LEARNING
A SIMPLIFIED DAILY SCHEDULE
A MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF ZOOM TIME
Zoom sessions should not be used for teachers to lecture at passive students. Within a 90-minute lesson, there will be time for short instructional segments, collaborative work in break-out rooms, small group discussions, etc. More frequent, shortened zoom sessions will be encouraged to allow the students time to work asynchronously as well.