Northland School Division has released additional information on its Continuing Student Learning Plan in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures.
The plan aligns with Alberta Education’s guide for continuing student learning which outlines content delivery expectations and average work assignment times for Kindergarten – Grade 3 [five hours per week], Grades 4-6 [five hours per week], Grades 7-9 [10 hours per week] and Grades 10-12 [three hours per course, per week].
“This has been a challenging time for all our students, staff, parents and communities,” says NSD Supt. of Schools Nancy Spencer-Poitras.
“[Northland’s plan] will see schools deliver content through the use of technology and hard copy work packages.”
She adds teachers have been contacting families to see what they have or need to support student learning through the use of technology. Students who don’t have access to technology will work from hard copy work packages and have regular telephone communication, with a teacher.
Before launching Northland’s plan, staff have been focusing on how to effectively continue each student’s education while schools are closed.
“This approach aligns well with NSD’s goal of enhancing and leveraging the use of technology . . .,” says Spencer- Poitras.
Editor’s note: To see the NSD’s full news release, please go to southpeacenews.com.