With a significant number of SSIS staff and students now in Suzhou, we are able to revise our reopening plan. Within 2 weeks of receiving an announcement from the Ministry of Education.
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2019-2020 20TH ISSUE (16 MARCH 2020)
In a remote learning classroom, we see teachers deliver live or recorded classes. How do they think, prepare and adapt to this new remote classroom environment? Over the past few weeks, many of our teachers have worked to develop new skill sets to continue to refine and improve remote learning for students.
The last several weeks have been challenging for everyone. We have not yet returned to campus, but we are still together and connected. Remote learning provides an opportunity for students to interact and learn, but we look forward to seeing all of you in person at SSIS soon.
We are requesting Share the Love Art submissions to put together a Grade 1-5 #Share the Love video.
When we are at school, many students pop by my office to say hello. During these times, more of our students have been writing to me or sending me photos and videos of what they are up to and how they are feeling about it. Parents also meet me remotely to talk about how their kids are doing and we work together in supporting students if they are worried or upset.
Remote learning through SeeSaw application
Making assignments interesting and easy to access for students.
The benefits of remote learning are that the students can get to the core of knowledge in a clear and precise way. They can have more family time and they are learning valuable self management skills. Another benefit has been using different online resources.
I try to plan for a week at a time, ensuring that all the activities flow from one day to the next. I tend to make mini videos to talk the children through activities which hopefully guide both the children and their parents.
The Grade 5 Teaching Team have been working hard to provide our students with an engaging, concept-focused and individualised remote learning experience.
The best part about teaching science is giving hands-on opportunities in the classroom. As a science department, it is difficult to provide these hands-on opportunities in a remote environment.
As the remote learning continues, teachers in the Mathematics department have been working hard to learn and incorporate new methodologies into their teaching. As a result, our students are progressing and engaging in a wonderful and productive way.
Although we are unable to see our students face-to-face, we are still using a holistic approach and developing action plans with input and communication from the students themselves, teachers, and/or parents.
Remote learning in the College Counselling Department has presented us with a few challenges, but as with all challenges, they have given us the opportunity to try new things and learn in different ways.
Anu Eswaran, SSIS Elementary teacher, has put together a slideshow based on her own acceptance challenge during these times.
All the activities require only your body weight and some effort and your time. It will help you feel better and energise your day.
Just like for everyone else, it's been quite a ride for the ICT Integration Team at SSIS over the last month! Initially, our team focused on providing responsive support for anyone that needed it as our teachers, students and parents implemented the Remote Learning program.