online learning

August 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: A Very Virtual Start to the School Year in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools has officially started online learning. Here’s what the first day of the 2020-2021 academic year looked like for MCPS students: Which student are you when it comes to online learning? Some students start online learning like this… pic.twitter.com/E7MmSnyW8R — MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) August 31, 2020 Which are you? — MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) August […]

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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 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Offering Live FAQ Event Thursday

Montgomery College is offering a live virtual event Thursday at 2 p.m. to answer frequently-asked questions about the fall semester.  Residents can watch live on Facebook and YouTube. Most classes this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and health sciences may have on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 […]

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August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Hosting Live Conversation About Fall Reopening Wednesday Evening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is hosting a live, virtual conversation about its new draft plan for the fall semester Wednesday evening.  Officials will address questions from the school community. Residents can watch live on YouTube and on TV on Channels 21 and 995, the MCPS website, and on Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN […]

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July 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Months into Pandemic, County Residents Share Their Greatest Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic is global and has impacted everyone. The consequences of the virus have raised many questions and concerns. MyMCMedia asked county residents what issues are foremost on their minds.

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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June 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher of the Year Adapts to Education in the Age of Coronavirus

The coronavirus dramatically altered the plans of teachers around the world. Inge Chichester, a teacher at Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring and the current Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, spoke to MyMCMedia about the impact that online learning. How Chichester Has Continued Personalizing Online Learning Classes Before the coronavirus, students were […]

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May 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Students Will Choose One Letter Up or ‘Pass’ Semester Grade

High school students will have the option to choose between a “pass” or a letter grade for their final semester grade, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted 7-1 on Tuesday.  In the third quarter, students received letter grades. In the current fourth quarter, students will receive a grade of either “pass” or “incomplete.” Under […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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