A Note from Kolbe’s New Director of Elementary Online Learning, Nicole O’Connor

In the past several months, we have seen nearly every school in the nation adapt to online education. Learning platforms are bombarding the internet with support and services for teachers looking to adapt to this new mode of teaching. However, as many have pointed out, this version of education we are seeing is not homeschool. It is not even distance education, in its true form. It is an odd mix of school, home, work, and survival with the added pressures of health and safety.

 

The silver lining is that there is something to be learned from this transitional quarantine school structure. Technology, when used to support our desired end is a powerful, beautiful tool. It can be used to connect, facilitate, adapt, and it can create communities that would not happen without it. It has also shown us the woes of online education. If used improperly, it can leave parents and students overwhelmed and disconnected.

 

With this in mind, the staff and teachers at Kolbe Academy have worked hard to grow and develop our online program to use technology to aid our instruction, not distract from it. We are continuously looking to develop and grow in our facilitation of distance learning for our Kolbe families. This is why we are so excited and proud to announce our new program. We have worked together to create an elementary program that we believe is the perfect balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning.  

 

We have many details forthcoming, but want you to know, we are here, we are thinking of you, and we want to offer you a program that will give you the best of both worlds!

 

Learn more about Nicole and her new role at Kolbe here.