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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
On the eve of Spring Break at Northridge, the community flocked to the school to join teachers and staff to celebrate the amazing learning progress students have made this year. Teachers and students worked together to create stations that showcased their amazing work. Mr. Hillis' class created an iMovie to show how they use the Design Thinking Process as they solve math, science, reading, and even classroom challenges. Fourth graders created "operation" like games that demonstrated their understanding of circuits. Fifth grade showcased their newfound understanding of CU Boulder with slideshows of their own creation. There was even a table for the Coding Club (new to Northridge this year), where students introduced their parents to designing and writing their own iPad apps!
The Expo was not just about showing amazing projects, but it was purposefully designed to show the learning process students went through in order to create their designs. Third grade students took their parents to their projects and were able to explain why their design of a particular building would be resistant to a specific kind of erosion. Second graders explained why their habitats would help their animals, and how their solutions were based on their understanding of the animals' needs.
As parents and students left for the evening, many commented on how much they enjoyed seeing what students learned instead of just what they did. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the hard work of teachers and students as we all headed into a much needed break.