Distance Learning 2022
How to Prepare for Distance Learning
If there is one thing that COVID has taught us it is to expect the unexpected and to try and prepare for them as best as possible. Here are some ideas to help you and your whanau prepare for Distance Learning.
- Ideally your child/ren will have a device they can use to learn and an internet connection to access online lessons/resources.
- If it’s not possible for them to have a device to use for learning and/or you don’t have an internet connection at home, let us know. We can discuss alternative resources to support distance learning with you.
- Make sure you have the right contact details for your child/ren’s teachers, so you can get in touch with them if needed.
- Make sure that we have the right contact details for you should we need to deliver resources, phone or email you while you are at home.
Here are some practical things that you can do to help your child with their learning:
- Set up a learning space so that your child can focus on their learning. Limit distractions by turning off the television.
- Consider the technology you will need. We stress that only a portion of learning should be done digitally. This is an opportunity to include practical learning activities. If you need technology please phone the school to see if we are able to support you.
- Create structure: This is not an extended holiday period, but school from home. Schools operate on timetables and routines and it may be helpful for you to follow the suggested plan for the day that is included below or set up a timetable that works for you and your child.
- Know what your child should know: Refer to the learning links on our website and the tasks on the Google Slide.
- Be around, but don't do their work for them. Tasks may contain elements of challenge. You might offer suggestions, but try to let them do things themselves. Encourage self motivation to take control of their own learning without relying on you.