Daily I get a call or an email from a parent, an alum, or a member of the community who asks “How’s it going?” I can't lie - it's been hard work. But, every cloud has a silver lining and COVID-19 is no exception.
Remote learning at Bishop Brady is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning which allows live instruction as well as on-demand direct instruction. It has allowed students to work at their own pace, at the time of day when they work best (believe me – it is NOT 8 am!).
We have learned new ways to have students share their work and have been rewarded with improved efforts when they know their work will be viewed by others. We have incorporated more student choice and are better able to differentiate and cater to the specific needs of individual students. We have worked as a team to follow up on students who have not taken a lot of initiative. What we have learned through this transition will continue to be a part of instructional programs at Bishop Brady well after remote instruction has concluded.
So, how is it going at Bishop Brady? It's going great. Take a look at the plethora of platforms and applications which our teachers are utilizing to continue to engage students. We are not only doing remote learning, we are building a remote community. Our roll out has been deliberately planned and timed to expand the experiences for our students and their families. We reassess and modify continuously.
I could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff at Bishop Brady. I could not be more impressed with the diligence of our students. And I could not be more happy with the support from our parents, our alumni, and the community. #BradyStrong
Andrea Isaak Elliot