Bethany Christian School Faculty Move to Distance Learning
The Bethany Christian School (BCS) faculty transitioned from traditional teaching in the classroom to distance learning within days of the “Safer at Home” order. BCS’ campus may be closed but the learning continues. The threat posed by COVID-19 has meant that teachers in California and around the world are looking for the best ways to continue to support student learning outside the traditional school or early childhood setting. Distance learning is a complex balance of online content and physical interaction with content that is not delivered on a computer screen. It is important to remember that there are positives to home-based education – quality education is not always structured, academic or scholastic, and learning occurs in many different contexts. Home life can provide opportunities for students to engage with nature, bond with family, learn civic responsibility, and focus on social health.
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