Online Learning Plan
Learning Transcends Location
The Online Learning Plan at Prestonwood Christian Academy offers students and families an approach to remote learning that provides for balanced approach to education and ways to address the individual needs of students and biblically integrating throughout content. The Online Learning Plan also includes:
- critical components regarding delivery systems
- classroom resources
- tools that parents may access to best assist students
- available technology and more.
Through the continued partnership between the home, school and church, PCA’s Online Learning Plan provides the same standard of excellence offered through our brick and mortar school and can navigate the most difficult of circumstances.
Our students are digging in and adapting to the paradigm shift. Even though they miss the events we all love, from athletic competitions, to the musical, to walking the halls with friends they are resilient and are finding new ways to connect with friends, complete assignments and spend Facetime with faculty.
PCA’s Learning Management System allows teachers to share and store numerous instructional materials, including assignments, worksheets, calendars, and assessments; track student progress and grade work; send messages and notifications to students; facilitate discussions with students using blogs and/or discussion boards; conduct online class meetings; and much more. Enrichment teachers are also posting optional lessons for each grade level. Learning Lab students or students with learning differences, receive extended time and assistance per their Individual Student Plan.
The implementation of the Apple one-to-one initiative several years ago allows PCA to provide applications offered through Apple devices/products to enhance understanding of curriculum. For continuity of the vital teacher-student interaction, a variety of technologies (telephone, email, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) are used to facilitate one-on-one, or teacher-and-class interaction or lesson delivery between students and teachers. Each grade level teacher offers office hours for any questions or help. Teachers are also available via email during the school day and can set up appointments as necessary.
In some limited instances, textbooks, photocopies of reference materials, curriculum, and assignments are prepared in advance for distribution to students as needed. Teachers also prepare hard copy instructional resources that students may use at home to continue learning. Hard copy packets may include worksheets; calendars or schedules of work to be completed; directions for homework, projects, or written assignments; excerpts from textbooks or other reading materials; and sample assessments.