Online learning

We consider the current moment as one that opens new horizons in education, one in which learning transcends the walls of a classroom, in which students are connected to learning in different flexible ways, depending on their interests and particularities.

We are constantly working to develop our pedagogy in accordance with the latest research and technologies of the latest generation, to meet the needs of all students, whether they are physically present at school or at home, accessing learning synchronously or asynchronously.

Our goal is to continue to provide an effective and relevant education to our students, always taking into consideration these essential areas.

Connection
Collaboration
Intellectual challenge
Differentiation
Assesment

At Avenor, we are all aware that face-to-face teaching in regular lessons cannot be replicated simply by distance learning – especially social interactions and the relationships between teachers and students. Our online learning plan takes into account the needs of our students for each schooling cycle and is constantly updated using specific resources for each subject.

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How do we use technology

In our hybrid model, technology will slowly be shifted from being a vehicle for transmission or delivery of information to a tool for connectedness, collaboration and co-constructing learning.
When used during class time, devices can and will do more than substitute learning tasks that can be equally done offline – they will be used for tasks where technology enhances learning and offers appropriate challenge, differentiation or/and personalisation. The use of technology opens the door for student’s voice, choice and agency, promotes independent thinking and increases motivation.

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Good practices in distance learning

Resources for teachers

Our teachers are eager to share the resources and experience of online teaching with colleagues from other schools, so that we can build together for our students, the adults of tomorrow, a world with better educated citizens. The topics of the workshops given by our teachers range from the use of Zoom and Google Classroom, to practical solutions for adapting to online teaching, improving the relationship between teachers and students, formative assessment and promoting critical thinking.

How we can adapt to online learning

For parents For students

However, transition to distance learning will be challenging for families. Cu toate acestea, tranziția către învățarea la distanță poate fi o provocare pentru familii. Parents will need to think how to create structures and routines that allow their children to be successful and how to monitor and support their children’s learning.

Some students will thrive with distance learning, while others may struggle. The guidelines provided below are intended to help parents think about what they can do to help their children.

We encourage parents to set regular hours for their children’s school work. Keep normal bedtime routines for younger children and expect the same from your Middle School and High School children, too. Your children should exercise regularly and take breaks from study. It is important that parents set these expectations for how their children will spend their days starting as soon as the virtual learning is implemented.

The space that you usually use for homework may need adjustments if it will host your child’s learning for a long time. We encourage families to extend the area from the child’s room to other places (outside of his bedroom). It should be a place that can be quiet at times and have a strong wireless internet signal. It should be a space where parents or relatives are present and monitoring the child. (Depending on the age)

Teachers will communicate with parents through Engage Portal and with school and highschool students mainly through Google Classroom, when and as necessary. The frequency and detail of these communications will be determined by your children’s ages, maturity, and their degree of independence.

Students are expected to register (as instructed in the learning plans for each Key stage). Parents are encouraged to ask students what they have learned through the day? What are their learning targets or goals? How will they spend their time? What resources do they require? What support do they need? This brief conversation matters. It allows children to process the instructions they’ve received from their teachers. It helps them organise themselves and set priorities. It helps them organise themselves and set priorities.

Your child will mostly miss social interaction during the time the school is closed. While some of these social interactions will be re-created on virtual platforms, others will not. Human beings learn best when they have opportunities to process their learning with others. Parents should regularly engage with their children about what they’re learning. However, it’s important that your children own their work; don’t complete assignments for them, even when they are struggling.

Make sure your children remember to move and exercise. This is vitally important to their health, wellbeing, and to their learning. Think also about how your children can contribute more around the house with chores or other responsibilities.

We don’t encourage students to spend 7 – 8 hours a day staring at computer screens. Parents should remember most teachers are not experts in virtual learning and it will require some trial-and-error before we find the right balance between online and offline learning experiences.

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Students Roles & Responsibilities

  • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences
  • Identify a comfortable, quiet space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully
  • Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty, doing your best work
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support
  • Students will long into Zoom and wear uniform during online lessons.
  • Registration start at 8:30, Monday to Friday for School and High School
  • Be punctual, available online when the teachers start the lessons
  • Be prepared with all the materials (notebooks, textbooks, all the resources)
  • Follow the instructions of the teachers
  • Use the button raise the hand when they want to ask a question or have an intervention during the lesson
  • Check their Google Classroom accounts for lesson materials
  • Do their homework and submit your projects on time

An overview of our first 3 months of online learning​

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