Term Two begins! What will this look like? April 15, 2020
Term Two begins! What will this look like? April 15, 2020Term Two begins! What will this look like? April 15, 2020
Term two has officially begun, however, this is going to look very different for lots of different people. The government has indicated a progressive return to school with the priority right now being online learning. The government announced last week the moves they are making to prepare for that, and Lillian outlines that announcement in this piece. What is clear though is the issue regarding access to the internet and devices. This is something The Wire is going to look into further, but today we are going to touch on some of the resources available online now.
Bevan Morgan works for an organisation called School Kit. They work with different sponsors from both the public and private sector to produce educational resources on their behalf. These resources are free for teachers once they sign up. When they are commissioned by the likes of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage for example, School Kit tells their community of teachers what is coming and how to access it. The resources include a teacher guide with research and links to activities and resources they have developed. Along with this is a box of gear to enhance that learning. Lillian spoke to Bevan about what they are doing to provide some kits to the Ministry of Education at this time, given the resources they already have available.
To finish up, we hear a statement from an anonymous parent of their experience of Day 1, Term 2 - the online version, and Lillian outlines the government's latest announcement of support for Tertiary students - also something that will be looked at in more detail in coming Wire's.