Simply put, remote learning is the process of teaching and learning performed at a distance. Rather than having students and teachers coming together in person, remote learning means that students are distanced from their teacher and their peers.
The most effective remote learning attempts to mirror the classroom environment virtually, as much as that’s possible when the student and teacher are in two different places.
Technically, no technology is required for remote learning to take place, nor does remote learning have to take place online. Indeed, during the most recent quarantine, many elementary school districts opted to focus their efforts on mailing out work packets home and having teachers call students to support them in completing assignments. Great Falls Public Schools has adopted a blended learning model to support students both online with technology and offline with paper.
For more information, please call the Remote Learning Center at 268-7446.