Intensive English Programme, IEP (Remote Learning)
Following the closure of schools due to the COVID 19 virus normal lessons have been suspended for the foreseeable future. To ensure that students continue their learning during this very challenging time, we are moving as quickly as we can to develop a curriculum that is suitable for remote learning. Our IEP Team remains committed to ensuring that quality educational and learning opportunities are in place during this time.
Remote learning is designed to connect home and school in the event of a school closure. It allows parents to have the opportunity to share aspects of their child’s learning together. It is related to the needs of each individual student and related directly to our curricular objectives. The goal of remote learning is to support and extend in-school instruction in a positive way. In addition, it is vital during Remote Learning times that parents and guardians help to expose IEP students too as much English as possible through reading, videos and other resources.
Director and Teacher of the IEP
Prem maintains a contingency plan for continued learning when extraordinary events may force a closure of the school. When such a situation arises, we will activate Prem Remote Learning and continue learning progress through online learning. During these closures, Prem will use a combination of Internet tools and resources to connect students, as much as possible, to their classroom teachers and peers. Prem Remote Learning is designed for the teaching and learning processes to continue. While we acknowledge that it cannot replicate at-school teaching and learning, we believe that learning progress can be made through online means.
- During times of school closure IEP School students will need check their Engage Portals/Google Classroom/email account regularly through the day.
- Teachers will post learning instruction and assignments on designated days, as they fall within the school timetable.
- Students should expect a variety of different learning tasks such as reading & research, small projects, online forums, Google Hangouts, quizzes, essays etc.
- Students will need to check their Engage/Google Classroom/emails for instructions for the days learning at 8.30am each day and will need to be online for Remote Learning.
Engage (Online Portal)
- Engage (Online School Portal) is the heart of Prem’s school management information system, forming the core, comprehensive package for students, teachers, staff and parents.
- It is very important during ‘Remote Learning’ that students, parents and guardians have logged onto their Engage accounts. If you have not logged on please search for the ‘Portal Login Details’ email that has been sent. There is also information in the technology section of the Parent Portal on this website.
IEP Term 4 Schedule
- Start later (9:00 in HR)
- Daily check-in with HR teacher- support for engagement throughout the day
- Slightly shorter lesson blocks
- Minimise “on-screen” time
- Teachers are available during the lessons times but not necessarily delivering online for the whole period
- Time for expanded remote Exploria at the end of the day (Encouraging Creative and / or Physical balance)
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Follow their schedule online
- Communicate if they cannot participate in the lesson activities (i.e. message to teacher)
- Contact teachers through Hangouts or Hangouts Meet for face to face discussion / clarification. In some instances, arrangements need to be made in advance.
- Clearly communicate the remote learning procedures to all stakeholders (parents, guardians and students as appropriate)
- Ensure that remote learning tasks are reflective of the IEP curriculum and aligned to the essential elements of WIDA Can Dos for developing their English Language ability.
- Check remote learning student submissions and give feedback in a timely manner.
- Respect and respond to parents in a timely manner.
- Be available for meetings with students and/or parents if requested.
- Ensure you have access to a stable internet connection.
- Support your daughter/son in following the school schedule (Engage).
- Ensure you access Engage so that you can follow / support your child’s learning through class lesson plans.