Technical issues such as WIFI connectivity or audio issues, must be reported to the IT Departmentment immediately by the teacher. When this happens, IT is usually able to resolve the issue. As for microphones, the YCDSB has ordered wireless mics for teachers. It is recommended to teachers that they look at the classroom setup and … Continue reading “What happens if remote learners or teachers experience issues with technology?”
We have sent all administrators and OTs a memo with clear guidelines of what a teacher should leave for a supply teacher and how the supply teacher would log into the Google Classroom. Teachers will leave a link to Google Classroom.
All assessments and evaluations will remain the same. Remote learners will submit work through the Google Classroom for assessment. Tests can be given through a Google Form and students will work on it on their device and then click submit and the teacher will receive the test. When students have tests, teachers will ask students … Continue reading “How will assessments take place for remote learners?”
Teachers should invite all students into the Google Classroom. This is also to ensure teachers are ready to continue teaching if a class or school is directed to self-isolate by York Region Public Health. In this case, the teacher will continue to teach all students remotely. We are recommending total class participation at opportune times. … Continue reading “How will group work and classroom discussions take place for remote learners?”
Teachers will provide schedules to remote learners, so that they will know when to log on and when to log off. There will be online time and time offline for students to work independently on assignments.
We decided to implement this model right away because we had many remote learners who were not yet assigned to teachers, as well as many more parents who wanted to switch from face to face to remote learning. We needed to address this immediately. In any case, we would have had to do a complete … Continue reading “Why were parents not consulted with prior to implementing this new elementary hybrid model?”
The in-person face to face classes, together with remote students will meet the Ministry of Education’s mandated cap for class sizes which could mean that there are fewer students in the in-person face to face classes.
This reorganization will help minimize student movement for the duration of the 2020-21 school year. It is important to note that a reorganization of both remote and face-to-face classes was to occur regardless in November and January to accommodate parental choice for learning models and align with staffing ratios. Due to the number of requests … Continue reading “Why are some classes being reorganized if the Board is trying to minimize movement for students?”
The Ministry of Education clearly states that all subjects need to be addressed.
A teacher is doing one job – teaching one class of students simultaneously. In any classroom setting, there are groupings of students and the teacher will address the needs of all students in the classroom, as they have always done. The same holds true of our combined grade classes (i.e.: a Grade 5 / 6 … Continue reading “Teachers are now being asked to do two full-time jobs, as teaching face to face learners requires different teaching skills, organization and planning compared to teaching remote learners.”