Remote Learning Resources
Providing Education During Our School Closure
During the initial outbreak of COVID-19, St. Benedict's implemented remote learning across all grades through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We honored are commitment to providing our students an exceptional learning experience with all of the components of a great education: relationship, engagement, fun, and cultivation of curiosity.
Please view the webinar below to learn more about St. Benedict's Remote Learning Implementation.
How can my child be successful at remote learning?
Good time management. Every student needs to attend and participate like any other school day.
Effective communication. Students need to take responsibility for their learning more than ever in this format. They need to reach out to teachers if they have any questions.
Disciplined study habits. Students need to establish good habits right away, using the time given for each class to complete the work.
Self-motivation. Remote learning is not for the unmotivated. If students are not motivated in this format it can be very difficult. Please monitor and support them!
Organization tools. Students should have a notebook and take time at the beginning of each day to write down the activities they need to complete for each class, when they might be meeting online, etc. Remote learning requires attention to detail.
Technology and space. Students need a comfortable, routine space to work in each day, along with an iPad, laptop, or other computer and WiFi to access their course content. If you need help with technology or access, please reach out to Angela McKenzie or a teacher and they will get you to the right person.
How often will classes actually meet virtually?
We are encouraging teachers to have both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, though classes will most often lean towards asynchronous given its predictability, stability, and flexibility. Teachers will notify students if they are meeting as a class, at what time, and on what platform (e.g., “Our class is meeting today at 11:00 on Zoom. I will send an invite out at that time.”).
How will we support students who start to struggle?
Teachers will reach out to the student, parents, counselors, learning specialists, or whoever would be most appropriate given the situation. You can also reach out to teachers if you have any questions or concerns. We know this will be an adjustment for many so we’ll do our best to monitor and support.
What about Chapel?
Delivering on all of our core values is critical during this time. We are hosting chapel on Wednesdays at 9:15 am and Thursdays at 9:15 am on YouTube Live.