What was once a meeting space at the Louis Riel School Division’s board office is now a bustling hub of collaboration for teachers and staff supporting the Learning from Home School (LFHS)/L'École Apprendre-chez-soi. A glimpse into the LFHS does not look much different than what you would see in a typical classroom, with whiteboards, bookshelves, and school supplies filling the room. The obvious difference is a lack of students in physical attendance, but their voices and laughs can be heard as you step closer to each teacher’s workstation.
Students join their teachers and classmates from across the division using Microsoft Teams and other programs to participate in live-streamed (synchronous) and pre-recorded (asynchronous) learning. Each classroom has a unique sense of community that can be felt after just a few minutes of observation.
Dulce Creighton, member of LRSD’s Learning Team and Kindergarten teacher, keeps her young students engaged through movement and a focus on student voice:
Roy Norris, high school teacher and member of LRSD’s Learning Team, teaches key concepts to his class of Grade 9 students:
Ingrid Pederson, Arts Education Coordinator and LFHS music teacher, prepares asynchronous learning materials for students in kindergarten to Grade 8: