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.
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.
Sample 9th-12th Grade Schedule
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.
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.
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.