Virtual program

A family and a teacher share their experience with the first year of the GCS virtual program

A family and a teacher share their experience with the first year of the GCS virtual program



HOW THEY MADE THINGS WORK THIS YEAR. KYLIE: IT WAS UNKNOWN TERRITORY FOR FAMILIES AND TEACHERS, EVEN WHEN GOING COMPLETELY BLIND. HE TEACHED THEM THINGS THEY COULDN’T HAVE LEARNED IN CLASS. >> THE BEST STORY. >> HOW DO YOU TEACH 6-YEAR-OLD KIDS TO BUILD FRIENDSHIPS ONLINE? WHEN THEY DON’T EVEN REALLY KNOW THE PERSON THEY’RE TALKING TO >> OH MY GOD, IT’S LIKE HE’S MEANT TO BE THERE, I’M SCREAMING THROUGH THE ROO — >> THE REALITIES OF VIRTUAL LEARNING. >> KIDS AND TOUCH ME SO MUCH AND VICE VERSA. >> THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL COMPLETES ITS FIRST YEAR AND FOR SOME IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING. >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THAT WAY COMPARED TO TODAY, YOU CAN SEE THE PROGRESSION THEY HAVE MADE. >> SHE DID NOT COME WITHOUT CHALLENGES. FOR THIS STUDENT, SOME LESSONS ARE DIFFICULT THROUGH THE SCREEN. >> PE YOU CANNOT ROUND OR PLAY BASKETBALL. >> FOR FIRST-RANK TEACHER KELLER SUTHERLAND, THE CHALLENGE IS BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. >> IT SPEAK – I’M USED TO A LOT OF STUDENTS COMING IN AND OUT OF MY CLASS. >> AT THE TIME OF SA, RELATIONSHIPS GROW DIFFERENTLY. >> I come home and the kids are talking to each other and they’re not just sitting around and waiting for me to start a conversation. >> JENNIFER SEES GROWTH AND SON. >> AS FAR AS HIS READING AND LEARNED JUMPS AND LIMITS. I AM PROUD OF HIM. I want him to grow and succeed, but for me it’s more about these personal relationships. >> THEY PLAN TO RETURN TO CLASS NEXT FALL BUT THEY ARE EACH SAYING THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE. VIRTUAL SCHOOLS P

A family and a teacher share their experience with the first year of the GCS virtual program

While most students have returned to class, others have decided to learn virtually for the entire school year.

While most students have returned to class, others have decided to learn virtually for the entire school year.