Maintaining Connections with Remote Learning

By April 24, 2020June 19th, 2020News

Pennfield is implementing a remote learning model that virtually connects students with teachers to provide access to grade-level learning. While remote learning does not replace the complete school experience, it does provide an important anchor of care, connection, and continuity of learning during school closure.

We continue to begin each day together during a virtual morning assembly: reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, listening announcements from teachers, enjoying performances by students, and recognizing birthdays.

The virtual day continues as lower school students meet with homeroom teachers, and our upper school students have short virtual lessons in each subject. A day is set aside for all students to meet with music and art teachers as well. Upper school students have one on one weekly meetings with their advisors, teachers have virtual office hours if additional support is needed, and lower school students even have optional meeting times set aside for keeping important social connections with their classmates.

The hallways, classrooms, music rooms, and playgrounds on campus have all gone quiet during this unexpected time of remote learning. However, faculty and students are very much engaged in learning and connecting with one another. Of course we are all looking forward to the day when we can gather together on campus, but for now faculty is continually adjusting to a new teaching style that keeps our students joyfully engaged, challenged, and connected.

Please enjoy this photo gallery showing a sample some of the projects that students have been working on remotely.