Features of Responsive Distance Learning

July – December 2020

Increased Technical Capacity for Students and Faculty

  • 1:1 Laptops for each student
  • Ongoing support for internet access
  • Web-cams and increased online storage to teachers for recorded lessons

Increased Structure and Individualized Support

  • Structured daily live sessions, Monday - Friday from 8:15 – 3:00pm
  • Content recorded for students to access
  • 1:1 student support/tutoring/homework help

Increased Professional Capacity of Teachers

  • Ongoing professional development in online learning
  • Ongoing development of data-driven strategies for diagnosing and responding to student performance led by Assistant Head for Academics and School Culture, Jonathan Williams
  • Professional coaching, modelling, and resource gathering from the Director of
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation, Itea Bell Tanner

Improved Strategies for Student Engagement

  • Hands-on, learning kits sent home to accompany instruction
  • Commitment to social-emotional learning as core to the program