Lower School Distance Learning

The Lower School online instruction offers a blend of Synchronous and Asynchronous learning. Synchronous learning happens in real time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs through online resources without real-time interaction. With the varying of grade levels and ages of students served at the Lower School division, each grade level uses a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning to meet the age appropriate needs of each students.
 
Through various platforms, faculty communicate lesson plans daily for parents and students to follow. While the Distance Learning model is different from the on-campus model, students still receive instruction in all core subjects: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, as well as enrichment classes: Music, Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Technology, Library, and Drama.
 
We use a number of online resources for virtual academia, with the mostly frequently used described below. Additional tools, apps and online resources are used by teachers to engage students that include, but are not limited to: ABCya.com, BrainPop.com, GenerationGenius.com, GetEpic.com, HappyNumbers.com, MyLakeLibrary.com, PBSKids.org, Starfall.com, YouTube.com, and much more. Click HERE for a full list by grade.

List of 5 items.

  • CANVAS

    Teachers post daily lessons, recorded videos, activities, slide and document sharing, text communication, grades, and more in CANVAS, our Learning Management System (LMS).
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOMS

    Teachers and students will share documents in Google Classroom, an online platform for paperless communication that streamlines work as teachers can post assignments, create classes, organize folders, and see work in real-time.
  • MICROSOFT TEAMS

    Face-to-face/audio, real-time meetings and discussions are hosted via Microsoft Teams as an integral part of the virtual learning process. The platform allows real-time, slide and document sharing, and text communications.
  • SEESAW

    Teachers use Seesaw, a student engagement platform, to create activities for students. Seesaw provides students with creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos, and more, to capture learning in a portfolio. Families can view their child's work and post encouraging comments.
  • ZOOM

    Teachers will host classes in real-time, face-to-face/audio meetings and discussions in Zoom, an online and app video conferencing tool that allows collaboration and engagement.