The Board uses Google Workspace for Education which provides Google Meet. This platform uses end to end encryption, the latest security updates and protocols. In addition, Google Meet is only available to YCDSB account holders who are in the same class. The teacher is notified when students join their classes. Finally, we have implemented instructional … Continue reading “Is the Board implementing any increased online security measures to prevent unauthorized access to the systems that can expose students to hackers that provide access into the classroom setting?”
Parents/guardians have the right to inform the school (teacher, principal, and school secretary) that they do not want any video or audio of their child being shared. Parents can also advise their teacher to make arrangements to ensure that their child is not viewed/heard or otherwise included in the synchronous classroom Google Meet. This could … Continue reading “What can parents/guardians do if they do not agree with the video and/or audio of their child being shared?”
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?”
Teachers will provide their remote learners with a live-stream link through their virtual classroom.
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.