Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you all very much indeed for your support and your patience in these uncertain times. There is so much that we cannot yet know about the social and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that it is difficult for everyone, from governments to individuals, to plan ahead. However 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, and we hope you can see the benefit. As the end of term approaches, we would like to wish you all a happy and healthy Easter and share some of the experiences of our students and teachers over the last two weeks.
Akademeia will resume after the break and for Term III our strategy will be, as before, to ensure the continuity of learning and to support the wellbeing of our students. 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. We would like to share with you some of our experiences from the past three weeks:
Online learning at Akademeia High School
From the 12th of March Akademeia High School switched to full online learning following the decision of the Polish government to close schools until Easter (at least). 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.
A Mathematics lessons on integrations for Y13 students.
Our Sports Coaches are running sports activities adapted to home conditions. They made a series of short films on how to exercise at home which we will be sharing on our website (part 1 and part 2).