FAIRFIELD (March 6, 2020) — On Thursday, March 5, Fairfield Prep held a very successful Virtual Learning Day. Rather than hold classes at Prep, the students learned remotely through online assignments delivered by faculty during normal school hours.
“A lot of work went into making the day a great success,” wrote Principal Dr. Tommy de Quesada in a letter sent out to parents on Friday. “Students and faculty alike rose to the challenge. Our team, on short notice, created opportunities for experience, reflection and action to occur remotely.”
The goal for Prep was to institute a plan of action in preparation for any challenging situation that may arise that could result in a school closure. Throughout the day, Prep faculty deployed a series of lessons and creative assignments via the Schoology Learning Management System. The Virtual Learning Day was the first of its kind, presented a new challenge for our community to collaborate, teach and learn in thought-provoking new ways. It resulted in a resounding victory for the Prep community.
Some of the highlights from the day included:
- Zoom videoconferencing during regular class periods
- Faculty recorded videos and podcasts
- Online assessment tools such as EdPuzzle and Quizizz
- Recorded whiteboard sessions using Notability with voice-over recordings
- Flipped classroom teaching method
“Congratulations to our Prep family for having delivered in a big way,” said Dr. de Quesada. “Most importantly, we thank our parents for their trust and support. We will continue to anticipate, prepare and improve.”
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Fairfield College Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic school of excellence located in Fairfield, Connecticut, on the campus of Fairfield University. The Fairfield Prep student body is made up of around 800 students from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and hailing more than 50 towns throughout southern Connecticut
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