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HBS develops student supports for distance learning – Learn @ Home with PWPSD

April 08, 2020

Harry Balfour School staff held a Collaborative Response Model (CRM) meeting on Monday, April 6 to focus on developing student supports for distance learning outcomes. Teachers were asked to identify students and families who need assistance during the transition to home learning.

Principal Jen Clevette said Teachers and Educational Assistants met for an hour in each Grade cohort (K-1, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and Junior High) to brainstorm possible actions to address identified needs.

"We varied our support plans based on family needs. Our planning includes check-ins with identified families who need social-emotional support, EAs working one-on-one with small groups of students to support assigned work, Friday phone calls to identified families, and setting up remote programming with Peace Collaborative Services to provide counselling and speech, occupational and physical therapy."

Future planning is underway for parent sessions that will allow families to connect with each other and access resources to help them support student learning at home.

Photos: Harry Balfour School Principal Jen Clevette, Assistant Principal Kim Schellenberg, Inclusive Education Coordinator Rochelle Dempsey, and Grade 3 teacher Jaime Baker participate in a CRM meeting on April 6.