UPDATED APRIL 17, 2020: Magellan International School will officially remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Students will continue with both synchronous and asynchronous home learning during this period; please refer to your email and JOC for details regarding daily instruction for your child. Ongoing communications regarding the school’s response to COVID-19 will continued be shared as decisions are made regarding year-end graduations, conferences and plans for the upcoming year. Be well.

Introduction

Since the disruption to education – and life – by the COVID-19 virus, Magellan’s academic team has been working tirelessly to build and deliver an exceptional online learning model for our school community. While nothing can replace the experiences our teachers and students have together in the classroom, our school is providing engaging learning opportunities across the grades to ensure that every Magellan student continues their learning from home both synchronously (via live video) and asynchronously (via online education tools). Here’s how!

Preschool (PP3 & PP4)

Preschool students (and parents) are using Google Meet two times each day to connect live with their teachers and classmates through circle time, songs, group instruction and lessons, and reflections in Spanish. Once per week, preschool students are meeting live with their English teacher for literacy lessons. Our Teaching Assistants and Specialist Teachers (Art, Music, Physical Education, Social & Emotional Counselor and Librarian) are posting weekly videos and activities for “home work”. Videos and assigned work are being completed using the Seesaw platform.

 

Lower Primary (Kinder – 2nd grade)

Our lower primary students are also using Google Meet two times each day to connect with teachers and classmates, reinforcing Unit of Inquiry lessons and Spanish language. Twice each week, students participate in live video instruction with their English teacher and classmates. Students complete daily assignments in the Seesaw platform for Spanish, Math and English and weekly with their specialist teachers (Art, Music, Physical Education, Design and Social & Emotional Learning).

Upper Primary (3rd – 5th grade)

Upper Primary students at Magellan are working in Google Classroom and utilizing Google Meets for their live classroom work. Twice daily, students are in live class with their teacher and classmates, focused on Spanish. Twice weekly, students have live sessions with their English teacher and twice weekly with their Mandarin teacher to ensure ongoing development of literacy skills. “Home Work” is assigned and completed in the Google Classroom platform on Math, their current Unit of Study and their additional specialist classes (Art, Music, Library/Research, Information & Digital Literacy, Social & Emotional Learning and Physical Education).

Middle School (6th – 8th grade)

From 8:30 – 3:30 PM every day, Middle School students participate in live video learning with their teachers, across 3 blocks of instruction each day. Students are utilizing the Google Classroom and Google Meet platforms to connect with each other and complete assigned work. All teachers in Middle School are delivering instruction through this format ensuring the continued advancement of knowledge across all subjects.