Distance Learning Plan
ICSB's Distance Learning Plan describes how we will ensure that learning continues if we cannot meet at school and students must stay home.
We believe it is important to think differently about learning priorities in these challenging circumstances and look for new opportunities for authentic and meaningful learning. We believe quality learning can happen at a distance and we will diligently work to make that possible. At times like this, though, our partnership with parents will be especially important.
Our approach to distance learning begins with the assumption that the learning experiences that teachers design and the interactions that occur when school is in regular session cannot be exactly replicated through distance learning. Our goal is to continue to provide an effective education even though the delivery method is different. We plan to begin within two school days of the change to distance learning.
ICSB's Distance Learning Plan describes:
- our priorities and considerations;
- roles and responsibilities,
- resources and communication methods;
- schedules, and
- contact information.
We also provide guidelines for how parents/guardians can support their children’s learning and make the best of challenging circumstances. This plan was produced collaboratively by ICSB staff based on examples from other schools.
Please carefully review the information provided in the GETTING STARTED and the DIVISIONAL PLANS tabs above.
If we must transition to distance learning, this entry plan will be followed:
|Day 1||Teacher Preparation Day|
Teachers will use the day to continue to plan and confirm communication and technology are working.
Parents and Students should familiarize themselves with the GETTING STARTED information and DIVISIONAL PLAN that applies to their student.
|Day 3||Distance Learning will begin.|
Guidelines for parents and students include:
- Establish routines and expectations
- Define a space to study
- Minimize distractions
- Check in daily with your child about their learning
- Encourage physical activity and exercise
- Monitor screen time and social media use
- Comply with the ICSB Internet Acceptable Use Policy
- Be mindful of stress and worry