LJA HS Distance Learning
Welcome to the HS Distance Learning site for our Grades 9-12 students.
Our vision in the High School is for students to be prepared to succeed in a different learning environment. Our goal is for our High School community to feel supported, valued and safe.
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Distance Learning in the High School
Our vision in the High School is for students to be prepared to succeed in a different learning environment under possibly stressed conditions. Our goal is for our High School community to feel supported, valued and safe.
Students in the secondary will be expected to apply their Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills during times of school closure. Students will be asked to self-direct and manage their learning, reflect on their practice, and communicate with peers and teachers digitally.
As much as possible, teachers will continue with the units they are currently teaching. Learning tasks will continue to meet the curricular needs of the MYP, modified as necessary to reflect the realities of working from home. Students will receive feedback and grades via Google Classroom, email and Managebac; and are held accountable for completing their work and communicating with their teachers if they are unable to do so.
Teachers will send out a weekly overview via Google Classroom every Friday so parents and students know what is upcoming and can plan ahead. Teachers will assign and upload learning experiences to Google Classroom on the letter day that the class typically takes place. Students will be expected to log into the class on that morning to view assignments for completion.
The High School will follow a JARD-X schedule in full Monday-Friday weeks of school closure. Office hours will be made available by teachers on the usual letter day and during the time the class typically takes place.
During these times, the following learning may occur:
Open office hours for help on assigned work
Online discussions for whole class or small groups, either in a written or video format
Synchronous online lectures
During Advisory blocks, students will check-in with Advisors through predetermined platforms.
Fridays are Flex or “X” Days. On Flex days, students may:
Be assigned new learning
Work on projects or ongoing assignments
Finish uncompleted work from earlier in the week
Work on optional enrichment experiences offered through our Experiential Education and Advisory programs
Virtual face to face meetings or office hours will not take place for MYP courses on flex days, unless otherwise determined by teachers. For DP students, additional study sessions and/or lessons may take place on Fridays per teacher discretion.
DP 2 Students: In addition to regular expectations and school provided support, administration and faculty will work with students to continue to meet IB DP requirements. For example, Internal Assessments will continue to be developed with feedback provided per IB guidelines, and help will be provided to upload this work. Please contact the DP Coordinator, Lindsey Schiffler, with any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Components of Distance Learning in the High School
Check in meetings with students and advisors
It is very important for students to keep connected socially. Advisory and class meetings may be face-to-face online or on another digital platform to allow for students to connect.
Recorded lessons, videos, experiments, presentations or other resources may be posted to Google Classroom.
Assigned Learning Tasks
Students will be assigned learning experiences on Google Classroom. Some learning may be online, while other work may be offline (i.e. writing, reading, speaking in another language).
Learning tasks will be modeled to meet the curricular needs of both the MYP and DP Programmes; however, in a distance learning environment they will not be designed to directly mimic in-class experience but rather the realities of work from home.
Students will receive feedback and grades via Google Classroom, email and Managebac, as they normally would. Students are held accountable for completing their work and communicating with the teacher if they are unable to do so or need an extension due to the circumstances of the emergency.