Distance learning

September 15, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: Setting up a Distance Learning Space and Modifying it as Needed

With the school year underway by now for virtually all students in the area, many parents have setup some sort of workspace for their child or teen. Whether you setup a very elaborate area or a simple desk or chair, here are a few recommendations on things to look for to decide if the setup […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Stay Mostly Virtual Until Spring Break 2021

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced Monday that instruction will remain mostly virtual until at least the end of spring break in March 2021.  Pollard said in a statement that summer enrollment shows that students like the virtual model and the flexibility it offers. Spring classes will be seven weeks long instead of 15. […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Superintendent Recommends at Least 3.5 Hours Daily Live Instruction

Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon wants schools to offer an average of 3.5 hours of live virtual instruction per day this fall.  All school systems were required to submit their fall semester plans to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by Aug. 14. At an MSDE meeting Monday, Salmon said that while the […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Dean: Remote Learning Option Probably ‘Will Never Go Away’

Most classes at Montgomery College this fall will be virtual, with some programs like automotive technology having very limited on-campus classes.  The college offers distance learning and structured remote learning. While both are virtual, they are different in that structured remote learning has students meet at specific days/times on a virtual platform like Zoom or […]

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August 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil Utilizarán Algunas Escuelas de MCPS

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) inician el año escolar el 31 de agosto con clases sólo virtuales para sus más de 166 mil estudiantes. Sin embargo, proveedores de cuidado infantil, que ya están registrados dentro del sistema escolar, utilizarán las aulas escolares de MCPS para proveer sus servicios y apoyar a los […]

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April 29, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Montgomery County School Board Member Discusses Challenges of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools are set to continue with online instruction through May 15 due to the COVID-19 emergency. The shift to online learning has brought some difficulties to both teachers and students. Montgomery County Board of Education Member Karla Silvestre talks about some challenges with distance learning and possible plans for summer instruction.

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April 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Watch: MCPS to Hold Town Hall on Remote Learning on April 29

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. on April 29 to discuss the second phase of their “Continuity of Learning” plan for distance learning. Staff will address the ways they plan to provide education to students remotely, and will address a variety of student needs. Montgomery County schools are closed […]

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