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Around the Division – Learn @ Home with PWPSD

April 14, 2020

​North, south or in between – PWPSD students, teachers and families are doing their best to adjust to home learning. Even though students and teachers are enjoying Easter Break this week, we'll continue to bring you stories and photos, including the following sent to us by three of our schools.

Pictured below, counter clockwise from top right:

Last week, Paisley Sandboe, a Grade 3 student at Whispering Ridge Community School, stopped by the school to see her teacher, Mrs. Harrison. Even though the visit had to be through a window, it was a very special experience for both. 

Mr. Clarkson, a teacher at Teepee Creek School, has embraced the challenge of online learning by developing an innovative solution to teach new math concepts to his students using an interactive whiteboard, called BitPaper™. After posting a question, students join Mr. Clarkson on the virtual whiteboard to show him how to solve the problem. Using the whiteboard and the integrated chat, he is able to support students much the same as he would in a face-to-face classroom. Principal Darren Robertson says, "The students have taken to this new form of learning, and are often anticipating their turn to solve a problem. We have even heard reports of students complaining at home when Mr. Clarkson is busy with his other online class! Despite the challenge of writing numbers legibly with a mouse, being a true math teacher, Mr. Clarkson still requires students to show their work."

Zoe Lipon, a Grade 10 student at Spirit River Regional Academy, has adjusted to her new normal of learning from home.

Chris Coleman, an Educational Assistant at Spirit River Regional Academy, participates in a Zoom meeting with Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Sheila Knoot and SLP Assistants.

Diane and Wendy, Administrative Assistants at Spirit River Regional Academy, wish everyone a safe Easter Break.