Learning From Home
Broadcasting Live In-Person Classes during 2020-2021 School Year
Should parents wish their child to learn remotely, from home or abroad, the option to access the class in real time via Google Classroom and Meet is available to students Grade 1 to Grade 12. AcadeCap has offered this approach to learning remotely since the early 2000s using Apple computer applications, even before Skype was popular.
This option enables students to join the class remotely via a live broadcast, while the class is being conducted onsite. The online students will need to actively participate in the live broadcast of the class/lecture/activity in the same manner he or she would onsite. Teachers will address and teach to both the onsite and online students as one group. Students who choose this option are not counted as part of the onsite number of students and unless restrictions change, would not be able to join onsite. Should schools be mandated to close by the provincial government, as with the later part of the 2019-2020 school year, we will be switching all learning to Telelearning only, which has an approach geared specifically towards remote learning.
Parent and Student Commitment
Parents of the younger students, in Grade 1 to 3, for example, will have to ensure their child is online, joining the onsite classmates, and following the blended daily schedule of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students from Grade 1 to 3 will not attend every live broadcasted period. Teachers will work out a schedule with each online child on which classes to attend and learn synchronously. Homeroom teachers will also meet individually with the student 2-3 times a week to support learning from a distance. The homeroom teacher will create multiple learning activities each week using Google Classroom to follow along with the learning happening onsite, and these activities are to be completed asynchronously.
Assessments, learning activities, and resources will be provided and submitted using Google Classroom for Grades 1-12. All families learning onsite or online will have access to the classroom Padlet (Grades 1-6), which is used to document student learning during each unit of inquiry throughout the year.
Classes available for Live Option
Live Online Option classes for Grades 1-6:
- Unit of Inquiry/Module de recherche which incorporates i STEAM and the Humanities
- Francais (Homeroom)
- 3rd language
- Art (supplies purchased for home)
- Music (Violin purchased or rented for home)
Live Online Option classes for Grades 7-12:
- Social studies
Classes that tentatively not available for a Live Online Option for Grade 1-12:
- Physical Education