Endaze British International School Virtual Learning Plan describes how we will ensure that learning continues during the time school will be closed.
At Endaze, we are all aware that teaching in regular lessons cannot be simply replicated through distance learning – especially the social interactions and mediation between teachers and students. Nevertheless, we do our best to create a school atmosphere that is as real as possible.
At Endaze British International School, teachers expand their competencies from a two-dimensional model (pedagogical and subject specific) to a three dimensional one. Digital competence, the third dimension, becomes the vehicle to create the environment that enables learning to continue.
By embracing the challenge of distance learning and seeing it as an opportunity for adults to enter our students’ digital world, we become ourselves better teachers and better learners.
Endaze International School parents are involved, dedicated parents who will support their children through this new experience. However, transition to distance learning will be challenging for families. Parents will need to think how to create structures and routines that allow their children to be successful and how to monitor and support their children’s learning.
Some students will adapt quick to virtual learning while some students will need some time to get used to the virtual learning system. The guidelines provided below are intended to help parents think about what they can do to help their children.
We encourage parents to set regular hours for their children’s school work. Keep normal bedtime routines for younger children and expect the same from your Middle School and High School children, too. Your children should move regularly and take periodic breaks as they study. It is important that parents set these expectations for how their children will spend their days starting as soon as the virtual learning is implemented.
Define the learning space for your child
The space that you usually use for homework may need adjustments if it will host your child’s learning for a long time. We encourage families to extend the area from the child’s room to other places (outside of his bedroom). It should be a place that can be quiet at times and have a strong wireless internet signal. It should be a space where parents or relatives are present and monitoring the child. (Depending on the age)
Take an active role in helping your child learning
Your child will mostly miss social interaction during the time the school is closed. While some of these social interactions will be re-created on virtual platforms, others will not. Human beings learn best when they have opportunities to process their learning with others. Parents should regularly engage with their children about what they’re learning. However, it’s important that your children own their work; don’t complete assignments for them, even when they are struggling.
Encourage physical activity
Make sure your children remember to move and exercise. This is vitally important to their health, wellbeing, and to their learning. Think also about how your children can contribute more around the house with chores or other responsibilities.
– Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences
– Identify a comfortable, quiet space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully
– Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty, doing your best work
– Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support
Students are expected to:
– Be punctual, available online when the teachers start the lessons
– Be prepared with all the materials (notebooks, textbooks, all the resources)
– Follow the instructions of the teachers
– Do their homework and submit their projects on time