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OCV – Ottawa-Carleton Virtual School
We are excited to welcome remote learners to our new virtual schools. On September 18th, students began classes at OCV Elementary, which includes 6 Elementary Virtual Campuses, and OCV Secondary. Families registered in OCV have received communication from their virtual schools with more information about the start of the school year, and further details are available on the school websites:

What is Remote Learning?
Remote learning is not the same as in-person learning, but it is scheduled in a predictable manner and involves daily learning. Remote learning consists of learning in a context outside of a student’s classroom through the use of technology (e.g. laptop, chromebook, iPad) and the internet. Learning is facilitated by one or more educators, and consists of synchronous learning (students working with a teacher in real time) and asynchronous learning (students engaging in learning activities independently), over the course of each day.

Students are expected to attend daily synchronous sessions led by an educator, as attendance will be taken. They will complete asynchronous learning tasks and submit to the teacher for assessment purposes, and engage in on-line discussions. Timely and effective feedback will be provided by the teacher to students and parents/guardians. Assessment tasks will be used to determine the report card mark and comments for the student in that subject area.

For those families/students who have chosen to have their child/children engage in Remote Learning in place of returning to school in person, students attend a virtual school with other students in the same grade and program from across the district. Qualified OCDSB teachers will provide instruction based on the Ontario curriculum.

Teachers provide remote learning to students with approximately 300 minutes of daily learning opportunities through synchronous and asynchronous learning by using either Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Google Classroom learning management systems.

Assessment and evaluation of student learning by teachers will include conversations, observations and products (the collection of student work that demonstrates a student’s understanding of curriculum expectations submitted to the teacher) through the use of digital tools (e.g. Google docs, Google slides, jamboard, Google forms, other). Student assessments will be administered to students based on curriculum expectations which will provide the foundation for report card marks and comments.

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