Virtual School Survey & Task Force

07 May 2020

Future of the Virtual School

Dear ISG Community,

Whether you are a student, a parent, or a faculty member; your daily routine has undergone dramatic shifts since we started virtual learning in March.  We acknowledge that these shifts have not been easy, and in many cases they have involved heroic sacrifices in service of student learning.  Thank you for making those sacrifices, and thank you for your commitment to inspiring innovation and compassionate action.

Being so busy confronting the challenges of the day, we may not recognize that we have developed considerable expertise.  You are an expert at being a student, parent or teacher in a virtual learning system.  As such, you are just the person we need.  We want to take what we have learned from our shared experience and use it to make virtual school better.   There are two ways you can contribute.

First, we ask that you take about 10 minutes to answer the survey linked here.  The survey asks you to use your newly developed expertise as you share your thoughts on the ideal virtual learning environment.  Secondly, we want to invite you to participate in a task-force composed of students, parents, and faculty to help design what we are calling virtual school 3.0.  This is the model that we intend to use in the future if we ever need to implement long-term virtual school again.  The last section of the survey will allow you to register your interest in participating. Please do so before 11 May at 10 PM.  Then on the 12th of May, we will send additional information to the selected team members.  The dates, times, and themes of the task-force meetings are listed below.

Task-force meetings:

  • 13 May 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 PM:  a new ideal

  • 20 May 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 PM:  stories and perspectives

  • 3 June 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 PM:  pruning the future

We invite you to help craft the future of virtual learning.  Thank you, in advance, for your help.

 

Yours,

Dr. Andrew Crouse

Head of School

 

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