Collegiate Hosts trial digital Learning Day

Norfolk Collegiate will be holding a Digital Learning Day trial for all students in grades K-12 on Monday, Dec. 2. The purpose of this trial is to pilot incorporating digital or blended learning into our curricula to allow student learning to continue even when weather cancellations or other events put classroom activity on hold.

How does it work?

On this professional development day for faculty, students will be asked to engage in some activities at home designed to complement the work they will be doing in the classroom later that week. Core subject teachers across divisions (but only those whose classes meet on a Day 3 in the middle and upper schools) will be sending home and/or posting to Net Classroom or Seesaw (at the lower school) activities designed to be age and grade appropriate.

These assignments will be posted no later than Monday, Nov. 25, to ensure students will know which books and materials they should take home over the Thanksgiving break. These assignments are designed to be activities that students can complete on Monday, Dec. 2.

All faculty will be available for virtual office hours on Dec. 2 should parents or students have questions.

  • Lower and middle school faculty will be available by phone or email from 9:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Upper school faculty will be available from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Assignments will be due when students return to school on Tuesday, Dec. 3, unless illness, family travel, or other circumstances make that impossible. In that case, teachers will work with students to make up the assignments as they do in similar circumstances throughout the year. Teachers also will be eliciting feedback from students on Dec. 3 in order to refine the Digital Learning Day format if necessary.

For more information, please contact your child’s division head or Judy Davis, director of curriculum and instruction.