Virtual learning at International School of Bergamo
The International School of Bergamo has been on lockdown for a number of weeks due to the Covid 19 outbreak but in that time we have continued to ensure that we have delivered the same great teaching and learning that supports our students every day in school.
Being a member of Inspired has provided us with the support we need to be able to respond creatively and appropriately in every stage and our incredibly hard-working staff have ensured that we are able to successfully transpose the fantastic IB international curriculum from one delivered at school to one that could be successfully delivered at home.
IN ADDITION, AND TRUE TO THE IB PHILOSOPHY, OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS HAVE SHOWN that they are able to turn what is an obvious challenge into a real teaching and learning opportunity.
How virtual learning works
At ISBergamo, the Virtual School programme will mirror the actual school day as closely as possible, including school timings
Live lessons take place throughout the day (9:00am-4:00pm according to the class timetable- see sample below) in Google Meet, both with the class teacher and specialists. Work is shared with students through Seesaw or Google Classroom. The variety of lessons across the day allows the children to have more interactions with different teachers, have a balance of lesson time, active learning and creative activities and at the same time cover a full range of curricular areas. (*sample timetable from G5)
The normal 9:00 am school time for each class will be in effect with live learning taking place throughout the day. Learning will proceed according to the current secondary school schedule in the form of online lessons, lectures and assignments posted on ManageBac. Each teacher will set up work for their class on ManageBac up to 5 minutes before the start of each lesson scheduled for that class. He will then schedule an initial class meeting to deliver the content and activities and will then be available for all that time in case the kids have any questions during the individual work. Students will need to provide some feedback on the work done during that lesson so that teachers can monitor learning. All student work must be submitted on ManageBac by the deadline and will be subject to evaluation.