An Innovative Vision for the Future of Schools
|Students sit behind partition boards to prevent infection.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
- Traditional Model: Face-to-face instruction
- Blended Learning: Students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching.
- Virtual School: Students learn either entirely or primarily online.
Here’s what that looks like for staff and students
School-based / Blended:
- Staff who are in good health, will be encouraged to report to school and operate as per the CDC guidelines.
- This means less crowded campuses, no large-group activities, health checks, staggered schedules, meals in classrooms, etc.
- In addition to being face-to-face, classes will be live-streamed for synchronous, asynchronous by students attending school from home or engaging in blended learning.
- Some staff may be immunocompromised or have other factors that make working from home the best option. Engaging in a virtual learning program may make sense for these staff members.
- Some of their students would be ones who learn from home. Others could be those who tune in from their respective school buildings or engage in the class asynchronously.
School-based / Blended:
- Like staff, students who are in good health, whose families feel in-person learning is best, will report to school and operate as per the CDC guidelines.
- Students will have health checks, staggered schedules, social distanced recess and meals in class.
- They will have classmates socially distanced from them in class. They will also have classmates who are taking classes remotely or are following a blended approach and will attend school from time to time.
- Some students may be immunocompromised, sick, or just find remote learning works well for them. These students can continue learning from home from school-based and home-based teachers. They may also join their classmates from time to time as circumstances allow.
- Canvas: An online learning management system. Other popular platforms are Brightspace, Google Classroom, and Blackboard.
- Slack: For discussions and collaboration. Other popular platforms are Teams, and Workplace.
- Zoom: For video conferencing. Other popular platforms are Teams Meet and Google Meet.
Learning options include:
- This is what traditional school looks like. Students come to class and learn. However, they will be learning among other students who may be participating remotely.
- A blended approach where students take some classes online and others face-to-face.
Asynchronous full-digital immersion
- This is what we think of as a virtual school.
- There can be live video instruction.
- There may be recorded resources and instruction.
- School takes place online and can be accessed anytime/anywhere.
Teach from home
- Faculty is set up with the right equipment and training to teach from home.
Teach from class
- Faculty is set up with the right equipment and training to teach from class.
- They serve students who participate face-to-face.
- They are also live streaming to provide live or recorded instruction to students who are taking the class online or using a blended approach.
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May 16, 2020 at 11:57PM