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Delaware students thrive during in-person learning

Department of Education | News | Date Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020



Note: This article originally appeared in the Delaware Department of Education’s November Take Note E-Newsletter. For more information on the great things happening in schools across Delaware, sign up to receive Take Note: Education in the First State at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/takenote. Take Note is published the final Wednesday of each month.

 

Thanks to the hard work of educators and school staff across the state, including careful planning and conscientious following of needed safety measures and protocols, students in most schools across Delaware have been given the option to return to some form of in-person learning if their families so choose. The Delaware Division of Public Health reports that school faculty and staff’s hard work has paid off with low COVID-19 case numbers in schools and –  similar to what has been found nationally and internationally – no significant spread in schools.

Delaware educators have been working hard to provide rigorous, relevant instruction regardless of students’ learning format. We asked them to help us share some of the good stories happening in our schools. Have another story to share? Email it to Take.Note@doe.k12.de.us so we can feature it in a future newsletter.

 

Christina School District Shue-Medill Middle School music teacher Bill Storck starts each class period with a meditation practice and discussion of mindfulness-related concepts. “Many students are finding it tremendously helpful for dealing with stress and heavy emotions, especially during crazy 2020,” said Storck. Check out these student testimonials.

 


Shue-Medill Middle School‘s 6th Grade Chinese immersion teacher Andrea Li’s led presentations for students on this year’s presidential election. “Students have been doing good work during in-person learning,” she said.

 


EastSide Charter School in Wilmington has been offering a weekly COVID-19 testing program for all staff and students.

EastSide Charter has also been hosting safe events for students and families, providing a way to continue engaging their school community during hybrid learning.

 

 


New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District has been offering in-person instruction to its high school students since Oct 19.  NCCVT’s hybrid plan is built around career and technical education instruction, with students who choose to do so attending in-person classes one day a week and virtual instruction the remaining four days. “No hybrid schedule is going to be ideal,” said Superintendent Joe Jones, “but we were committed to developing a plan that would offer our students valuable in-person instruction with their teachers at least one day a week.” Jones said students remain in the same learning pod and do not mix groups which, in addition to following all safety practices, has helped keep the district’s students and staff safe.

 

Media contact: Alison May, alison.may@doe.k12.de.us, 302-735-4006

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Delaware students thrive during in-person learning

Department of Education | News | Date Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020



Note: This article originally appeared in the Delaware Department of Education’s November Take Note E-Newsletter. For more information on the great things happening in schools across Delaware, sign up to receive Take Note: Education in the First State at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/takenote. Take Note is published the final Wednesday of each month.

 

Thanks to the hard work of educators and school staff across the state, including careful planning and conscientious following of needed safety measures and protocols, students in most schools across Delaware have been given the option to return to some form of in-person learning if their families so choose. The Delaware Division of Public Health reports that school faculty and staff’s hard work has paid off with low COVID-19 case numbers in schools and –  similar to what has been found nationally and internationally – no significant spread in schools.

Delaware educators have been working hard to provide rigorous, relevant instruction regardless of students’ learning format. We asked them to help us share some of the good stories happening in our schools. Have another story to share? Email it to Take.Note@doe.k12.de.us so we can feature it in a future newsletter.

 

Christina School District Shue-Medill Middle School music teacher Bill Storck starts each class period with a meditation practice and discussion of mindfulness-related concepts. “Many students are finding it tremendously helpful for dealing with stress and heavy emotions, especially during crazy 2020,” said Storck. Check out these student testimonials.

 


Shue-Medill Middle School‘s 6th Grade Chinese immersion teacher Andrea Li’s led presentations for students on this year’s presidential election. “Students have been doing good work during in-person learning,” she said.

 


EastSide Charter School in Wilmington has been offering a weekly COVID-19 testing program for all staff and students.

EastSide Charter has also been hosting safe events for students and families, providing a way to continue engaging their school community during hybrid learning.

 

 


New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District has been offering in-person instruction to its high school students since Oct 19.  NCCVT’s hybrid plan is built around career and technical education instruction, with students who choose to do so attending in-person classes one day a week and virtual instruction the remaining four days. “No hybrid schedule is going to be ideal,” said Superintendent Joe Jones, “but we were committed to developing a plan that would offer our students valuable in-person instruction with their teachers at least one day a week.” Jones said students remain in the same learning pod and do not mix groups which, in addition to following all safety practices, has helped keep the district’s students and staff safe.

 

Media contact: Alison May, alison.may@doe.k12.de.us, 302-735-4006

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