In times of uncertainty, we must hold on to that which is constant. Although we are now required to conduct school in a different manner, at least one thing remains the same--we at Berkeley Carroll are marked by the strength of our community and, although we are physically apart, in spirit and endeavor we are together.
Classes began Monday, March 30!
Organizations that specialize in online learning, including the Global Online Academy, stress that successful remote learning does not attempt to replicate the on-campus school day. When using online learning to bridge an interruption in school, the goal is to maintain connection, provide structure, and create ways for students to move through content more independently.
Each of Berkeley Carroll’s divisions has developed its own plan for remote learning to reflect students’ different developmental stages; specifics can be found on these BConnects webpages.
The BC Library Wiki
In addition to providing access to books, databases and apps, the Berkeley Carroll Library Wiki has a new section on remote learning. The student wiki includes helpful tutorials on Google Hangouts and Zoom, which Middle and Upper School students will use in addition to Google Classroom and other tools with which they are already familiar. All Lower School students will connect with their teachers via Zoom meetings, with adult supervision, and will receive learning assignments and materials via email to parents/guardians. Third and Fourth Grade students will also be able to access assignments via Google Classroom.
Berkeley Carroll provides its students access to a variety of technological resources that assist in furthering the school’s mission of preparing students for a life of critical, ethical and global thinking. It is the responsibility of students to exercise appropriate personal responsibility in their use of these resources. This technology use policy provides guidelines that govern the efficient, ethical and legal use of these resources. Read more...
If your student is missing critical materials, please have them contact their grade dean or homeroom teacher. All families were surveyed in early March regarding their home access to hardware and internet; please reach out if you have any concerns about technology or technology access. The tech department will be available from 8am to 6pm: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Will Classwork Be Posted? How Will the School Day Work?
Faculty will be available during normal school hours, from 8:30am to 4pm. The day’s work will be posted in advance and we urge students to establish and adhere to a schedule when engaged in remote learning, as much as is possible.