The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has developed a four-page printed resource which highlights ideas and activities to support continued learning at home. This resource, which is being delivered to all households in the province, can also be accessed online here: Learning at Home - Printed Resource.
This printed resource serves as a companion piece to the District’s Learning at Home web page at: Learning From Home, and is among the resources teachers can incorporate into their planning, discussions and ongoing work with students.
“The Learning at Home web page and the printed companion piece are excellent ways for teachers to connect well-being, literacy, numeracy and students’ individual passions for learning into their regular conversations with students,” said Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “These are meaningful learning opportunities that make direct connections to curriculum outcomes and have been purposefully designed with a focus on engagement and learning for all students.”
This resource is being sent to all homes, as the District is aware that students may be spending their days with extended family members or other caregivers during the Covid-19 health emergency.
“The District hopes and expects this printed resource will be retained in homes, and referenced often, in the days and weeks to come,” said Tony Stack, CEO/Executive Director of Education. “It also provides another tangible resource for students and families who may have limited availability to internet connectivity and computer devices at this time.”
Mr. Stack noted hundreds of Chromebooks, iPads and laptops have been distributed to students with an identified need in the past several weeks, and more are being acquired and prepared for distribution as teaching and learning continues.