Distance learning

March 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Montgomery College Will Continue Remote Learning for Summer, Fall 2021

Montgomery College announced that courses will continue with remote learning for the summer and fall 2021 semesters in a press release on Feb. 25. Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard also sent a memo to all students and faculty detailing the college’s operational plans for the upcoming semester. Currently, classes are being held remotely at […]

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October 6, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: It’s Never to Early to Help Your Child Be More Independent With Keeping Track of Their Own Homework Assignments

With so many kids participating in distance learning, the question of at what age do you start giving your child some autonomy in keeping track of their assignments may be even more relevant. In this case, parents may also have even greater independent knowledge of what assignments their child should be working on from observing […]

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September 25, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: How to Evaluate if Your Child or Teen is Struggling with School or Virtual Learning

For those of you who have had your child or teen at home during distance learning, you may have had the opportunity to observe them in school in a way that you never would have gotten to do so otherwise. At the same time, this new insight may make you wonder if your child or […]

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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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