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Avenor College Virtual Learning Plan

Avenor College Virtual Learning Plan describes how we will ensure that learning continues during the time school will be closed.

At Avenor College, we are all aware that teaching in regular lessons cannot be simply replicated through distance learning - especially the social interactions and mediation between teachers and students.

The goal of the virtual learning plan is for the school to continue to provide an effective education for students covering the following areas.

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01/04/2020

Miss Ana reads for for the nursery groups

It is story time! Find a cosy place and listen to the ‘Down by the cool of the pool’ (by Tony Mitton Guy Parker - Rees) story, read aloud by Miss Ana for the nursery groups. Eyes are watching, ears are listening, while enjoying the video below.


27/03/2020

Avenor College becomes „Acționar de fericire” for Dăruiește Viața Foundation

The amount of money donated by Avenor High School students to Dăruiește Viața, following the Avenor Christmas Charity Fair, last December, is now redirected to help hospitals in Romania to fight COVID-19.The Winter Fair was very successful and raised a lot of money for a children's cancer hospital. This was down to the fantastic work, effort and dedication of all the High School students. We have just received an update from the hospital which you can read here


26/03/2020

Avenor College Students Working to Fight COVID-19

A team of high school and middle school students has entered the competition launched by The New York Academy of Sciences and will work together online to find solutions to fight COVID-19. They have 6 weeks to investigate the problems faced by the governments, healthcare systems and infected people and to propose a technology-based solution that will slow the spread of the virus. Our students are coordinated by the Science teacher, Miss Laura, and in this competition they will have the opportunity to interact with teams from all over the world and learn from experts. We are proud of them and we wish them the best of luck!

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23/03/2020

Let's dance with Miss Simona and Mr. Alexandru

Let’s start the week with some movement in order to charge ourselves with good energy, so join Miss Simona & Mr. Alexandru in their Reception & Year 1 dance tutorial. Are you ready? Play the video and have fun.


20/03/2020

Follow you passions even in the virtual world

In this period, Avenor students are invited to follow their passions, and club teachers will offer them support, by creating dedicated video content. To begin with, Simona Haiducu, PE and Ballet Teacher at Avenor and a declared lover of ballet, teaches us, through a video, how to continue the passion for ballet, even at home. We invite you to watch this educational video and dance with us.


18/03/2020

Oana, a parent in the Avenor community, talks about Virtual Learning experience, with Ioana, PSHE Curriculum Leader at Avenor

What changes does virtual learning bring to the lives of students and parents?
We invite you to learn more about this video dialogue between Oana, the mother of two children, and Ioana - one of the counsellors of Avenor College and the PSHE Curriculum Leader.
Immediately after the school closed, Ioana invited Oana, a parent in the Avenor community, to a discussion about Virtual Learning and the challenges of a parent in the new era of online learning.


13/03/2020

First day of Virtual Learning at Avenor

We were happy to see our children excited about their experience. Find below Teodora`s (grade 8) temonials and some opinions of our teachers.


12/03/2020

The start of virtual learning at Avenor College

From March 13th we will start virtual learning with our students. Parents, please check the Key Stage Learning Plans to prepare together with your child for this new learning experience.

Virtual learning is a new concept in the pre-university education system and it will certainly take time to adapt, but Avenor College teachers are already familiar with the new technology and spent the last two days in intensive training sessions. Also our students have started to test the applications they will use for learning.

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Personal Data Privacy Notification

In this special period, by using advanced Virtual Learning Plan technologies, our students and parents should be aware Avenor College is making all reasonable efforts to ensure personal data privacy. All virtual learning applications we are using are GDPR compliant, and our teachers are trained to properly use communication and collaboration platform, according to our Privacy Policy.

You can take care of yourself and of your dear ones by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands
  • Maintain at least 1m distance between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your face
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care
  • Remain as much as possible in your home and avoid large crowds

We encourage you to inquire about the incidence of infections with this virus and preventive measures from official sources, such as the WHO website or the website of the National Institute of Public Health in Romania.

It is mandatory to follow the recommendations of Romanian Authorities in these situations.

Click on the links below to access the learning plans for each key stage. Please keep in mind that we will continue to develop and adapt these documents.

Nursery

Lower Primary

Upper Primary

Middle School

High School

Here you can find the learning plans for specific subjects.

The Avenor parents are involved, dedicated parents who will support their children through this new experience. However, transition to distance learning will be challenging for families. 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.

Establish routines

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 move regularly and take periodic breaks as they 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.

Define the learning space for your child

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)

Monitor communications

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.

The importance of registration

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.

Take an active role in helping your child learning

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.

Encourage physical activity

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.

Monitor how much time your child is spending online

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.

Contact

For questions about learning Contact the form tutor/teacher per each subject
A technology-related question or issue it@avenor.ro
A personal, or social concern Your child's counsellor
Other issue related to distance learning The Key stage coordinator

Students Roles & Responsibilities

General guidelines:

  • 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
  • Collaborate and support your peers in their learning
  • Proactively seek out and communicate with other adults at Avenor College as different needs arise (see below the contact section)

Daily routine for students:

  • Students will long into Zoom and wear uniform during online lessons.
  • Registration start at 8:30, Monday to Friday for School and High School

Students are expected to:

  • 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

Contact

For questions about learning Contact the form tutor/teacher per each subject
A technology-related question or issue it@avenor.ro
A personal, or social concern Your child's counsellor
Other issue related to distance learning The Key stage coordinator