For most grades school will start online on 24th of August 2020. However we will provide in school support to students who need it.
The day of online teaching starts at 8:45 with a short 15 minute session with the homeroom teacher or mentor. The purpose of this session is to coordinate the learning plan and activities for the day.
From 09:00 to 10:45 the students are assigned a double lesson, which starts with an input block, teaching one of the subject’s topics. This is followed by the students working on assignments and practices to activate the knowledge, which they have received in the first part of the lesson.
SRIS provides online materials for each subject in Google classroom. This includes lesson videos and self study materials as well as self assessment quizzes, which can be done online, during that study time. The teachers are available for questions online.
“Students and parents may feel that lectures are the best way to learn, but science shows otherwise.”, explains SRIS school psychologist Ms. Alina Efimenko, “The students become passive and do not want to leave their comfort zone, as if they were watching TV”. Ms. Alina was referencing a Harvard Study that reveals that students are doing much better with active learning.
At 11:00 the students receive an input lesson for another subject followed by a small assignment.
The time from 11:55 to 13:35 can be used for lunch and working on the assignment of the last lesson. Families are free to schedule the time within that window as they please.
Starting with the double lesson from 13:40 to 15:20 we repeat the scheme from the morning with a different subject.
For higher grades (e.g. IGCSE) an addition lesson is added in the time from 15:30 to 16:15.
Primary is done at 15:20.
Most grades still prevented from coming to school for regular lessons, however the Ministry of Education is planning to loosen restrictions on a bi-weekly basis.