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School Reopening Community: Learning Beyond COVID-19

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School Reopening Community: Learning Beyond COVID-19

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Melissa Smith 2 March 17, 2020, 3:11 pm

A good resource is the Michael Phelps Foundation, free activities on wellness

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sherikcmo_1862358 March 20, 2020, 5:51 pm

I'm a substitute teacher, usually in middle school, and all of these resources will be helpful to me on a frequent basis! One of my favorite sites for game-i-fying a subject is kahoot. If there are at least two kids at home, they can compete!

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dprice_1773334 October 30, 2020, 8:22 pm

We are doing the hybrid process at the high school (grades 8-12), while still doing in-person everyday school for elementary and middle schools.

The students are split into 2 groups and alternate days of in class instruction and home work days. So far we have avoided much impact from Covid, but cases are on the rise in our county, so who knows how much longer we will be able to avoid full-time cyber.

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[email protected] October 30, 2020, 8:46 pm

It sounds like your situation is similar to ours. I teach in a rural part of our county, that lives and dies by tourism and 2nd homes. Many families who own 2nd homes here have come down from different parts of our state and are bringing the virus with them. Our elementary students recently came back to school 5 days a week. Our infection numbers are growing. I imagine we will soon have to go to full virtual again at least for two weeks to try to tamp down on the spread in our schools.
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eolandra October 31, 2020, 7:27 am

We are currently teaching virtually/remotely.

As a school librarian, I do not have all the work and responsibility of the classroom teachers, especially teaching the students all day in a virtual setting where there can be so many distractions for all of the babies. I think both the classroom teachers are doing an excellent job given the circumstances. <br><br>We are using Schoology as our learning management system and will continue to use it once we are back face-to-face. Because I work in two elementary schools. IT administrators are still working out how to give me and all the other school librarians in the district, permissions for both my schools. Schoology is where we are putting all our resources for each of the grades and where classroom teachers are putting all their resources for their classes, including links to their virtual classroom meeting sessions. All communication to students and parents is supposed to go through Schoology, but because not all parents are using it, many staff in the district are still using ClassDojo to communicate.<br><br>For the most part, I go into each class's virtual classroom for "library" visits doing read alouds, digital literacy skills, and helping students in grades 2-5 to access e-books from a variety of different resources. I am also working with classroom teachers to help students do research for projects they are working on.

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Nancy_T_3047123 November 19, 2020, 7:48 pm

So glad for the wellness seminars.

I feel heard and supported!

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