The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has developed a new webpage focused specifically on online learning during the ‘circuit breaker’ period, up until at least February 26, 2021, inclusive.
"These have been challenging days as we roll out online teaching and learning throughout the province - with the added complication of the Covid-19 variant forcing sudden adjustments to our original plans,” said Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD). “I am encouraged to see how school administrators and teachers are rising to that challenge and supporting their students, families, and each other as we move through what is new teaching and learning territory for most."
The new webpage can be accessed at Information for School Communities and includes a section on School Community Resources which may be of particular benefit to families at this time. The webpage will be updated as further information becomes available.
Tony Stack, CEO/Director of Education for the NLESD, said while there have been a few bumps along the way, there have been many more reports of a very smooth transition, with students engaged in both instructional screen time with their teachers and assigned offline activities and group work. Many of these experiences have been shared on social media. Province-wide Schools Lean Into Online Learning.
"I congratulate our teachers for being the consummate professionals they are; devoting themselves to student learning while also, in many cases, caring for their pre-schoolers and navigating the online learning of their own young children as well,” said Mr. Stack. “I hope everyone in the province will join me in acknowledging their creativity, dedication and ingenuity."
The complete news release can be viewed at the link noted below.