Catholic schools in Brampton making more tweaks to remote learning model

  • Catholic schools in Brampton making more tweaks to remote learning model

Catholic schools in Brampton making more tweaks to remote learning model

In September, the school board approved a plan to bring back limited cohorts of students for in-person learning.

"Over the past few days, we have received feedback from some parents or guardians, whose children are now enrolled in the remote-only mode, wishing for the remote-only learning mode to be maintained", said director of education Marianne Mazzorato in a letter to parents on October 14.

In this mode, in-class and remote learning students will be taught simultaneously by the same teacher.

"Both learning models, hybrid and remote only, will require reorganization and a change in classmates and/or teacher assignments may result", the letter reads. Under the superintendent's tentative timeline, there would be a January return for elementary school students in third through sixth grade, students in secondary public day programs-special education (Burke School middle school students, Cedar Lane School and Quander Road School) and Davis & Pulley Center (students with target learner profiles).

Another option is what the board is calling a "hybrid learning mode". It was supposed to be November 2, but will now take place on November 16.

Two Toronto-area school boards are changing their online learning plans, saying the moves will simplify the logistical nightmare presented by a growing number of students who want to avoid brick-and-mortar schools.

The board said the hybrid model balances flexibility and stability, allowing students to switch between online and in-class learning without needing to reorganize classes and reassign teachers.

"Privacy and security issues will be communicated and addressed", the letter says.