For the fourth year in a row, Ravenscroft's student-led fundraising team for Crucial Catch has been recognized as the top fundraising school in the nation, exceeding their goal of $30,000 by more than $6,000, 并再一次赢得了著名的Pink Cleat奖.
“Continuity in Our Partnerships”
By Karen Shore | Back to Table of Contents
Second-grader Eli Strick, portraying astronaut Neil Armstrong, 在一个在线论坛上，他和同学们展示了他的时间机器研究项目.
Beginning with a full day of professional development dedicated to technology training and curricular planning on March 9, faculty and staff marshaled their knowledge and resources to provide students with a rigorous and engaging distance-learning experience during the statewide shutdown.
Staff in the school’s Library and Technology Services Department proved to be indispensable partners in this shift, 为课堂教师提供指导和专业知识, 翻译甚至重新构思他们的课程和数字领域的作业.
“We knew we were being proactive”
Director of Educational Technology Sarah Wike said school leadership began planning for this possibility when the first case of COVID-19 appeared in the state in early March. Her first task: creating a website 这将突出最佳实践，并为虚拟教学提供资源.
The virtual-learning website Wike created includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to support their students in navigating their new routine.
The forethought paid off. With preparing additional Chromebooks for students in fifth grade to take home — students in grades six through 12 already enjoy 1:1 access — and surveying teachers and families about their home WiFi access, “这是疯狂的一周，充满了各种不确定的感觉,” Wike said. “但由于十大澳门信誉网赌排名在前端做好了准备, we were able to move forward with uninterrupted teaching and learning in a way few other institutions did.”
In addition, the Technical Services team transitioned from on-campus triage of devices to remote support of students, faculty and nonessential staff.
“We began directing students, parents and faculty to call our new Technical Support Hotline — powered by Google Voice — or email our Help Desk when devices were not operating as designed. 然后，十大澳门信誉网赌排名连夜将替换设备运送到受影响的家庭, if needed,” IT Specialist Chris Michael said. “Our goal the entire time was to create a seamless transition from the physical classroom to the virtual classroom.”
上图:社交媒体上的帖子(比如这张幼儿园的照片) Emma Hanna)庆祝远程学习中的阅读.
Left: Winston Librarian Emily Zeblo announces a contest for Lower School families enjoying books at home.
“Getting live feedback”
As virtual learning continued, the Ed Tech staff mobilized a variety of new applications and platforms to help teachers maintain student engagement. Screencastify 例如，允许教师录制教程片段，以及 Padlet facilitated daily check-ins.
The technology also bridged the gap for classes in which real-time classroom interaction and teacher feedback is essential.
“While Flipgrid 一直以来都是世界语言教师听学生讲话的一种方式, 十大澳门信誉网赌排名开始更多地使用它，让学生们互相反馈,高中西班牙语老师Anna Nethery说. “Pear Deck allowed me to teach a new concept while getting live feedback from the students in the form of questions and polls. And the excitement of virtual quiz games on Kahoot! can’t be beat! Even when the students were apart, 他们喜欢彼此竞争，喜欢看到自己的名字出现在排行榜上.”
Keim Center intern Anna-Claire Bousquet’s screencast walks seventh-graders through planning infographics for their World Geography projects.
Keim Center library staff encouraged students vote for their favorite books using March Madness-style playoff brackets.
“Keeping the community together”
Over the course of the fourth quarter, some projects, assignments and events — many regarded as perennial favorites by students and teachers alike — were adapted to align with the online learning format, including the second-grade Time Machine research project, the sixth-grade Decades Showcase and the seventh-grade World Geography research project. 图书馆的工作人员每一步都与学生们一起工作.
“The Keim Center library staff did an outstanding job pairing technology resources with our lessons to help students succeed — exceed — in their research,” World Geography teacher Greg Anysz said. “他们参加了十大澳门信誉网赌排名的虚拟课堂，提供指导, 回答问题并安排个别时间来复习学生的作业.”
Ravens also enjoyed new academic and social opportunities using tools facilitated by the Library and Technology Services Department. Third-grade science students documented their experiences at home as part of a new science project, My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule与温斯顿图书馆团队合作. 中学图书大战队享受了一场虚拟的比赛 scavenger hunt. Library staff rolled out Summer Book Bingo, Literary Lunches, the Harry Potter Read-Aloud and Literary March Madness to encourage students to keep reading at home.
Katherine Creedon — whose sons Mikie ’25, Jed ’27 and Charlie ’29 span the Lower and Middle Schools — gave the school high marks for their work in the digital space. “We have been very impressed with the virtual learning and the personal videos coming from the administration, teachers and staff,” she said. “I love the Instagram account with #RavensTogetherAtHome and the other ways the school is keeping the community together.”
In the end, determination to continue to offer that strong support and guidance — one of the hallmarks of a Ravenscroft education — drove the work these teams did.
Director of Library Services Angela Finn summed it up this way: “Our priority was to nurture our caring relationships with students while maintaining continuity in our teaching partnerships and support services.”
“There’s an app for that!”
(app, website) Enables users to create individualized flash cards and access to a library of flash cards on a variety of subjects at every level — multiplication tables to fluid dynamics and everything in between.
(app, website) Helps students become better writers with automatically scored assignments and spelling and grammar feedback; helps teachers detect plagiarism and provide better, more individualized feedback and grading.
(website) Provides vetted content from over 100 trusted content providers including The Washington Post, the History Channel, Al Jazeera and The New York Times and turns it into classroom-ready learning materials scaled to students’ reading levels.
(website) Game-show format activities for classrooms and remote learning that require knowledge, group dynamics and strategy to succeed. Provides post-game reports to educators detailing individual student and class-wide needs and strengths.
(app, 教育工作者使用YouTube上现有的视频课程, 可汗学院等数字资源或自己创建与学生分享, 目的是保持学生的参与度，跟踪学生的参与度和理解力.
(网站)允许学生按照自己的水平学习数学, language arts, social studies and science lessons, 允许稳定的进展与既定的绩效标准保持一致. 为教育工作者提供精确的数据来跟踪学生的成长.
(app，网站)个人和小组研究技术的水平指导和实践. 提供帮助组织笔记，概述思想，引用和存档来源. 教育工作者可以跟踪学生的作业进度，并提供实时反馈.