When buildings had to close due to the coronavirus, we faced a big question: How can we make sure our scholars keep learning? Our answer: Virtual Academy. First, we made sure that all families had access to a laptop and the internet. Teachers then set up video class meetings and virtual assignments. We also opened new lines of communication. The result? Our scholars are still learning!
BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED, BUT OUR SCHOLARS ARE STILL LEARNING.
Structure and Schedule
Click here for this summer’s schedule at CAPS Asbury, which is a strong example of how CAPS tries to structure Virtual Academy. (During the summer, we have half days.) Notice the (synchronous) meetings in the morning, leaving time for (asynchronous) independent work in the afternoons.
Our Guiding Dispositions
Find out what 6 driving principles we kept in mind as we set up Virtual Academy and why we thought they were important.
We all certainly had to make choices when COVID-19 hit, and that means prioritizing. Learn about our top 4 priorities here.
More Info about Virtual Learning
Want to know more about virtual learning in general? Or how to take care of yourself and avoid infection or sickness? Click here for a page with several key resources.
Thousands of educators across America have been striving to give students the very best online learning they can. We are proud to share our Remote Learning Toolbox, a collection of principles, strategies, and tools for successful distance learning. We hope you find something valuable here!