With the current suspension of classes at school, you may be concerned about how your child will adjust to learning at home with their teachers at a distance. The teacher and school will continue to support learning with or without technology. While home computers and other devices can be helpful, they are not essential. Your child’s teacher can use everyday activities, events, and materials to assist in your child’s learning. Meaningful learning is all around us.
You are important in your child’s learning. While academic learning is important, your child’s mental health and well-being are important too. Your child learns from you all the time, but no one expects you to be the teacher at home. Communicating with your child’s teacher can help you to decide on ways to help your child adjust to learning from home. How you support your child will depend on your child’s age, needs, and the time you have available. Here are some suggestions for all parents and caregivers.
At Prairie Spirit School Division, students have access to various technologies to help engagement and support Digital Literacy. One of the main solutions we use is G Suite for Education - which allows for Safe & Secure access not only while in our Schools, but from home as well.
To help ensure the transition from learning in School to learning at Home is as easy as possible, we have done our best to ensure the students have access to familiar devices and programs. This website is intended to help you work with the technology sent to your home and provide you with some troubleshooting and support throughout this time. Prairie Spirit has a dedicated team of IT Professionals who are happy to help where we can with our devices and services, and can do so remotely in most aspects.
Staying Safe Online At Home
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre, through its program Cybertip.ca, is urging families to have conversations about internet safety and to work together to implement strategies that ensures everyone’s digital well-being. For more emerging online safety considerations and contact information should you have a question or concern about a child online, visit our COVID-19 response site below