Advanced Planning for Distance Learning:
Over the past several months, important work has been taking place among members of our CNG Administrators to prepare for potential school closures due to local/national strikes or health and well-being issues such as influenza. Our initial work began during the first semester after our school cancellations and early releases because of the national strikes in Bogota. As our first step, we began looking at online learning platforms that would help us move forward with our academic program in case of multi-day school closures.
We continued advancing this work in January to address the growing worldwide concerns related to Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long-term school closures initially experienced by international schools in Asia and now Europe. Given this expanding panorama, CNG has gathered extensive information about best practices related to continuing high-quality teaching and learning under the more challenging circumstances of students and teachers faced with distance-learning situations.
Next Steps for School Preparedness: We are now completing the next important phase of finalizing a D
istance Learning Handbook that outlines our philosophy, teaching framework, protocols, and technological tools for delivering our educational program with students and teachers off campus. Additionally, we are focusing on curriculum delivery approaches for each building level based on your children's individual and maturational needs.
As a result of this extensive work, we have redesigned our Tuesday, March 10th Professional Learning Day, which we are now scheduling as a full day planning session rather than a noon dismissal (No School for Students and No Co-curricular Activities).
fter our full day of professional learning on March 10th, you will be receiving the following information related to our school-wide, distance-learning plan:
1. CNG Matrix for School Management of Infectious Diseases
2. Distance Learning Handbook: Program Design with Roles and
Responsibilities for Teachers, Students, Parents, and Support Staff
3. Visual Model to Outline Key Program Learning Objectives