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6 Ideas to Support Remote Learning at Home
6 Ideas to Support Remote Learning at Home
Posted on 01/13/2021
Remote Learning

With remote learning underway, the Upper Canada District School Board wants to further support your child’s learning as well as support parents and guardians.

Here are ideas that families can consider to use in an effort to ensure a smoother transition and experience with remote learning, especially for those who are new to remote learning or synchronous learning.

 

You could:

  1. Store your login information in one place. Your child has login details for both email and the online learning platform (Microsoft Teams or D2L). There may be other platforms the teacher is suggesting or using to support learning, and it’s good to have it handy in case you need to support your child logging in. To keep your login details organized, you could write down your child’s login details all in one space – whether it’s on a whiteboard in your kitchen or in a notebook, you would then always know where to look to find these details.

  2. Stay connected with your child’s teacher. By staying in regular contact with your child’s teacher, you’ll both have an understanding about the scheduling, expectations and class work. As well, the teacher will also better understand your at-home scenario and your child’s capabilities to complete work and attend online learning sessions. Email is the best way to communicate unless your teacher indicates otherwise.

  3. Access the Student Resource Guides. Our Student Resource Guides for remote learning are there to support you and your child. These resources will navigate you through the online platforms as well as accessing tips and tricks. Still can’t get logged into a platform? Email your teacher, and they’ll help you out.

  4. Put the schedule on display. If your child is learning synchronously, write their schedule out on a white board or piece of paper so your household understands when the child will be online, and when you can help to support. Even if your child is learning asynchronously, posting a schedule for everyone to see gives your child a routine and an idea about what to expect next.

  5. Snacks, screens and movement. Pack the kids snacks and lunches like you would for a regular school day. That way they can access their ‘lunchbox’ without the requirement to continuously be in the kitchen. Taking a 10-minute outdoor break will get your child a break from the screen while also encouraging movement.

  6. Have realistic expectations. While it’s important for your child to continue with their education through remote learning, there can be a lot to balance out during this pandemic. Whether you’re working from home or are supporting multiple children with schoolwork, the daily schedule can quickly get filled. With that, knowing and accepting that some days will be more productive than others will help to keep expectations realistic for everyone in your family – every day is different, and that’s okay.

These are some ideas that may work for your family – every family and child is different, and we hope these ideas support your child’s remote learning experience.

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