Today we began week three of our online school, and the nature of my email inbox is shifting. Student Attendance Our teachers are now pursuing students who haven't yet arrived. We ask them to reach out to parents first, then guidance counsellors, and finally to connect with the VP responsible for then student (as determined … Continue reading School Online – Journal – Day 26
It's Friday, and our fourth day of Online School. There are still classes without teachers, and teachers without timetables, and students and families who are awaiting emails. With more than 11,000 students and more than 500 teachers, there are few processes that successfully make the transition from traditional secondary schools to our mega online school. … Continue reading School Online – Journal – Day 19
Well, you know we are in a "new normal" when emails are sent out at 4:37 on a Saturday, to respond to changes since Friday. Our teachers received an email, ahead of the posting of a letter to parents on our board's website, letting them know that our online population has grown from 54,000 to … Continue reading School Online – Journal – Day 7 and a half….
Well it's almost bed time for me, and I'm having to think hard to remember what my day looked like today. It started out slow, and then ended like a freight train! As I mentioned earlier, our teachers don't yet know what they will be teaching next week. So, a survey was designed to be … Continue reading School Online – Journal – Day 6