What I am excited about this week…
Distance Learning at AISL – Please provide feedback! We are now in our first full week of distance learning. We recognize that there is a steep learning curve for students, parents, and teachers as we move into this new style of teaching and learning, all while adapting to unprecedented world events. Please be patient with everyone involved as we all adjust. We know that our distance learning program will evolve over time as we get a better sense of what is working and what isn’t. You can help us by clicking on this link and providing feedback. We want to do our best to serve our students so please let us know how we’re doing.
ASA’s moving online! We have always believed that our After-School-Activity (ASA) program is a vital part of an AISL education. Therefore, I am excited to announce that we will be moving some of our ASA’s into distance learning mode as well. From next week, the activities office will begin to share videos made by our coaches that provide drills and training advice for how to keep up those ASA skills.
Another doctor on campus! Recently, our Secondary School Assistant Principal, Sheila Seiler, earned her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Her focus of study was online education and how the academic and social integration of students contributes to their success and perseverance. She chose this focus because she believes that online education is the future of personalized learning. This is a very timely topic given the current state of the world. Dr. Seiler also holds degrees from Harvard University, Columbia University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sheila is one of five doctorate holders on our staff. Congratulations, Dr. Seiler!
AISL’s COVID-19 webpage! Many thanks to Tony and Claire Potts for maintaining our COVID-19 webpage. You can find it here or click on the button on the opening page of our school’s website. This page is designed to be a one-stop shop for information about COVID-19, the school’s response, and our distance learning program. We will continue to update it on a regular basis.
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