MYP student orientation 2020 ideas @KIS
Transitioning to the hybrid teaching and learning model for remote learning, we know it will be very important for us to (re)build relationships with our students and create opportunities for social connectedness. Lots of data have suggested that teenangers have suffered from the period of lockdown.
15-year-old Liv McNeil's short film, Numb, illustrated her complex and complicated emotions resulting from the self-isolation and being bombarded with online learning and communication from her teachers so vividly. It made me misty as my own daughter also went through similar experience.
Teenagers are now the greatest mental health risk of all age groups during the pandemic. Adolescents need to go to school to be with their friends, develop their senses of identity, become responsible citizens, learn about how to deal with racism and prejudice (especially if they live with parents who may be racist and prejudiced), and so on. (Strauss, 2020)
Idea #1: Humans of KIS inspiring individuals
Important rule! Students cannot take off their mask to take a photo. They will select a photo to share with the interviewer and the interviewer will use the template provided to report the interviewee's story together with the photo.
Idea #2: Restart design challenges
Idea #3: Building community for connection and learning
Go slow to go fast
- Strauss, Valerie. “Perspective | The Education Technology Students Will Need - and Won't - after Coronavirus.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 6 Aug. 2020, www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/08/06/education-technology-students-will-need-wont-after-covid-19/.
- Mrs. Smith. “Lesson Plan Three - FrankenFriends.” Google Sites, 5 Aug. 2014, sites.google.com/site/frankenfriendsedrd/assignments/lessonplanthree. (Samples of Humans of New Yorks are organized by the author via Google Slides.)