Learning at Home (LAH)

MCA's Learning at Home (LAH) model is designed as a blended learning model that draws on research, experience and best practices of schools and partners from around the world.

The real-time classes led by our OCT teachers and the connections they foster with our students is our key to unlocking the door to motivation, engagement and well-being when learning at a distance.

This learning model offers flexibility and an increased opportunity for students to practice working more independently and to develop new skills.

We have implemented tools to monitor the effectiveness of our LAH model, which includes data on student engagement with digital learning platforms, as well as feedback from students, parents and families and faculty.
Just as our regular on-campus program, faculty are innovatively thinking of different ways to design learning tasks, activities and lessons that ensure students grow and progress in their academic learning objectives and wellbeing. Students will succeed at every level!

The following general guidelines are designed to support our LAH model.

FACULTY

  • Adopt the role of learning designer, facilitator and coach. Develop experiences that challenge students and provide them with opportunities to express themselves and interact with peers.
  • Work from the perspective that less-is-more. Streamline content and pace lessons and tasks realistically, recognizing that students will face challenges during the period of Continuous Learning and require more time than they usually would.
  • Communicate clearly and consistently through designated platforms to ensure students' understanding of learning objectives and task requirements.
  • Provide students with timely feedback and ensure they have opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification.
  • Think differently about assessment, recognizing that traditional assessment methods such as tests will not work and consider how Learning at Home can be leveraged as an opportunity for students to create alternative demonstrations of learning.
  • Connect with colleagues, sharing strategies, challenges and successes.
  • Seek support as needed.

Students

  • Create and follow a routine for school work.
  • Follow the school’s schedule and expectations for Learning at Home.
  • Put forth your best effort during Continuous Learning. Ensure assignments and tasks are completed and submitted on time and to the best of ability.
  • Ensure an understanding of learning objectives and expectations and seek clarification and extra help from the teacher as needed.
  • Seek further academic and wellbeing support as needed.
  • Make time for physical activity and other practices to support wellbeing.
  • Stay connected with other students, sharing strategies, challenges and successes.

FAMILIES

  • Establish routines and expectations for your son’s school work from the start of Learning at Home.
  • Designate a regular space or location for learning.
  • Regularly monitor school communications.
  • Play an active role in monitoring and supporting students with learning objectives and tasks as appropriate to their age and stage. Consider beginning and ending each day with prayers, a check in to set goals, identify challenges and review progress.
  • Encourage students to attend to learning with their highest possible level of effort.
  • Monitor student wellbeing and encourage physical activity and exercise and other wellbeing practices.
  • Stay connected with other parents, sharing strategies, challenges and successes.


WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS?

If you are interested in learning more about our Learning At Home (LAH) model, please contact our Director of Enrolment, who is ready to answer any questions you may have!