Key Stage Coordinators have collaborated with staff and are looking at using video clips (that pose less of a safeguarding risk to both staff and younger students than apps like Skype or Zoom) to engage their students further in their learning, as we continue to look at ways to evolve. Virtual schooling is certainly not something the teachers signed up for, but they have upskilled quickly and are always searching for creative ways to 'hook' their students.
Primary teachers continue to send out daily virtual schooling emails before 0745 (technology depending) and are online from 0930-1000, 1130-1200 and 1330-1400 to feedback on learning, mark work and encourage engagement. They remain the main point of contact for parents and children as we look to engage them in hands-on, challenging tasks that follow our broad and balanced curriculum. Our holistic education is right at the heart of our virtual school. We are ensuring that our students remain looked after academically, emotionally, physically, creatively, and socially.
Last week you will have noticed that we have adapted and launched challenges through our virtual schooling platform, that will also run over the Easter holidays. Our collaboration partners, Juilliard and MIT, have already developed, and continue to develop materials for our NAIS Manila students to use. Through our global family of schools and world-class collaborations, these challenges are only open to NAE students.
1. Within our PE curriculum, our children have been active and using lessons from Juilliard.
2. Mr. Denham has launched a made a creative video to launch the Global Campus competition which will run across all 66 schools.
3. Through our collaboration with MIT, we are running 'A Different Lens' which is something the whole family can get involved in.