Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids closed their buildings in mid-March to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Learning did not stop, though.
Teachers, together with the hard work and assistance of parents, worked to provide the full value of a Catholic education. They continued introducing new content, standards, instruction and assessment according to our curriculum. This instructional material included a variety of formats, including live online video lessons from teachers, recorded videos, reading assignments, and more.
These efforts helped ensure that student learning continued with success while navigating the challenge of COVID-19.
See some examples of these learning activities in the social media posts embedded below.
I work alongside the best teachers & leaders @dogrschools. We are on day 47 of 53 of remote learning. Today we had 134 participants on our final teacher call, on a Friday afternoon in late May ❤️ @EWeaverGR @dfaber7 pic.twitter.com/tZ6CoVF1Pj
— Jill Annable (@JillAnnable) May 29, 2020
Don't forget - March is Reading Month! Our H&S Read-a-Thon fundraiser is still going on and these students were caught reading at home! Caught your student reading? Let us know and be sure to keep filling out those reading logs! #CometsShine #DOGRCathEd #LoveMyCatholicSchool pic.twitter.com/jnTBrLKYnf
— SJVCatholic (@SJVCatholic) March 23, 2020
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.