Capital School District adapting to virtual learning lesson plans
DOVER, Del. – Delaware schools are closed until at least May 15th and the Capital School District is just one district adapting to the mandate.
So far, the district has sent two rounds of lessons and activities to students for at home learning. They’re actually mailing all the things that students need right to their homes. Superintendent Dr. Dan Shelton says they aren’t teaching online but they did lend computers to all middle and high school students, who didn’t have one at home, so they can access online resources if they need them. Shelton says there have definitely been challenges including how to adapt lessons to students with special needs because this is new territory for everyone.
“So how do you engage kids when they’re not in the room with you. We really stress in our district that relationships with kids are the most important thing. With a relationship and you ad the kid both trusting each other, you’re going to get a lot more out of that kid,” says Shelton.
The Capital School District has six phases of this virtual learning planned out which takes them to May 15th but Shelton says they’re already discussing what may have to happen if Governor John Carney extends school closures even longer.