Distance learning ... finding creative ways to engage and educate students.
Those were a few of the words NBC 30 reporter Mike Massaro used when introducing a segment on the news on how schools are dealing with online learning. He was at Xavier High School for the feature with Headmaster Dave Eustis telling him, "The curriculum is there; we're just delivering it differently."
Teachers have embraced online learning, creating lessons and interacting with students in the virtual world. Religion teacher Paul Kieda brought home some equipment from his media classroom, and he has placed himself on a tropical beach. In one shot he's munching on something in the island paradise, asking students if they are doing the lesson plans that he spent a lot of time on.
Massaro also interviewed Xavier student Luke Solomon and his mother Andrea, who said the educational process has hardly skipped a beat. Luke spoke of this new world in which we're all challenged by not having our normal daily contact. He said the teachers have done a good job on their discussion boards answering questions from students as soon as possible.
"This has changed a lot of our lives," Luke said. "hopefully for the best."
For the first segment, featuring Xavier, please follow this link: http://nbcct.co/ofjAHIv
For the second segment, featuring Xavier, please follow this link: http://nbcct.co/qgRaTFP