Online learning at Akademeia High School
Our strategy has been and remains to keep the school running as close to normal as possible via online teaching and learning. Our teachers have been adapting quickly and creatively to the virtual classroom. It has been inspiring and heartwarming to see our students and teachers rally together to create an effective virtual learning environment and new platforms to exchange ideas.
From the 12th of March, Akademeia High School switched to full online learning following the decision of the Polish government to close schools. Students not only follow the full curriculum remotely, but they can also have individual online consultations, meet with their mentors, or seek support from our Wellbeing Team, as they would in school.
Online Visual and Musical Culture class by Aleksandra Wittchen, our Music Teacher.
Online teaching methods
Akademeia teachers have adapted their teaching methods for online learning. For example, some of our Mathematics teachers use touch screen technology to display solutions while talking with Y13 students at the same time.
Mathematics lesson on integrations for Y13 students.
Students appreciate our solutions
– At first, I was kind of worried about online lessons – I thought we might all struggle with lagging connections and poor audio. Nothing like that happened; it’s superb – said one year 12 student. – The quality of lessons maintained the highest standards. We also keep regular contacts with our teachers and can still ask them questions after the lessons have ended.
Krzysztof, our Year 12 student, during his online Chemistry lesson.
We have continued to nurture and develop our school community through online assemblies, mentoring hours and a number of new initiatives; from a poetry club, through baking and cooking classes, yoga sessions and student-run clubs.
Here is Bruno’s, our Year 10 student, silver lining to coronavirus quarantine.
Free exchange of thoughts
The school also ensured a constant flow of information between teachers and other employees, creating a “virtual teacher’s room” and a virtual group for people employed in the administration. In this way, teachers can, for example, share their thoughts on conducting online classes or contacting students. They can also come up with new educational initiatives and simply maintain social relationships.
Our Sports Coaches are running sports activities adapted to home conditions. They made a series of short films on how to exercise at home (part 1 and part 2).