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News: Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Learning in a Pandemic Part 1

What does remote learning in the midst of a stay at home pandemic directive look like?  I bet many parents and community members have asked that same question.  While at Rick Hansen Secondary, our teachers have been delivering on the school’s culture of collaboration and innovation by developing lessons using pivotal strategies so students can use the resources available to them to continue their learning journey. 

In Art 19-10, Ms. Bisgaard asked  her students to take a  virtual field trip  to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris through Google's Arts and Culture site.  The students  were really impressed by the immersive effect of Google's 360 degree cameras. After "visiting" the museum, the students wrote a short response on the experience. They were also encouraged to share their creations on instagram (with parent permission) with the hashtags  #betweenartandquarantine and #tussenkunstenquarantaine.  This is a trend that is blowing up all over the world on social media right now. Students then shared their work with the class and the teacher via Google Slides each week. This gives students the ability to see and comment on each other's work while providing rich feedback. Ms. Bisgaard was so impressed by the students  creative approaches. Lots of them had fun making their art meets real life  with their families.  In reflection, Ms. Bisgaard states:  “It was nice to see them have an entertaining and educational diversion from what is going on right now.”

Check out the PDF below of the students' work.  

Well done Ms. Bisgaard and the Art 9-10 students. 

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