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Upper School Online

If unable to attend classes on campus, we plan to seamlessly transition to online using the same schedule that was presented for in-school learning. Students would be required to start each period in a live learning environment, where their teacher would be operating from a Lausanne classroom. Each three hour period would then utilize a range of teaching and learning strategies that would be a mixture of synchronistic and asynchronistic. The use of video conferencing software, which includes breakout rooms, will ensure that lessons are a mixture of teacher-led whole-class instruction, group work, and individual work. Ultimately, online learning would closely mirror in-school learning. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our students fulfill the full I.B. curriculum and that we are preparing each of our students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to be successful in college.

Schedule

Their day will follow this fall's on-campus schedule: a seven-day rotation with two cohort classes and an advisory daily. This will allow us to transition smoothly back to in-school learning as quickly as possible.



Just like the in-school scenario, during the last 90 minutes of each Flex period (2:10 p.m. – 3:40 pm.) the majority of teachers will be available to students for one on one support through Microsoft Teams.

Sample 9th-12th Grade Schedule

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. —The first period of the day, all students are live with the teacher operating from a Lausanne classroom. A mixture of teaching and learning strategies would be applied, both in live, virtual groups(synchronistic) and individual assignments (asynchronistic) during the three-hour block to keep students engaged. Regular short breaks would also be scheduled.
  • 12 – 12:40 p.m. – Students virtually join their advisory group and eat lunch with their advisor.  SEL activities would be built into this time along to checks on grades and academics.  Time for a break would also be built in.
  • 12:40 – 3:40 p.m. — The second period of the day, all students are live with the teacher operating from a Lausanne classroom. A mixture of teaching and learning strategies would be applied (both synchronistic and asynchronistic) during the three-hour block to keep students engaged. Regular short breaks would also be scheduled.

While each class will vary based on the subject and learning objective for the day, you can see how one of these periods could be organized below.

  • 9:00 – 9:05 a.m. – All students logged into video conferencing software, the teacher takes attendance and gives learning objectives for the period.
  • 9:05 – 9:30 a.m. – Teacher-led introduction of the unit.
  • 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. – Students break into breakout rooms and work in small groups on assigned tasks, while the teacher rotates in each breakout room, checking in and asking questions.
  • 10:25 – 10:40 a.m. – Break, students encouraged to walk, get fresh air, have a snack.
  • 10:40 – 11:30 a.m.– Students present group finding to class, Q & A from class (10 minutes per group)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Teacher summary, reinforcing learning achieved during the class, which includes a fun interactive quiz.

 

While we are prepared to move every class to distance learning, we will only do so if ordered to by governmental mandate. Knowing that a Lausanne education is best experienced through in-person relationships, we're preparing for all students to return to on-campus classes the week of August 17, 2020. Across divisions, safety measures are being developed that address the Covid-19 pandemic unless the campus is ordered closed by local, state or the federal government. 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERN?

As we move ahead with planning, we know you'll have questions about specific areas. If you have a concern, let us know by sharing it with us here. It will be shared with the task force, and we'll try to address it as soon as possible.