The Pandemic has been tough on all of us but most of all it has affected education of children around the world. The challenge that most of the schools are facing is to engage learners in online education. Transitioning from classroom learning to virtual learning was like taking a leap of faith. It was a real task for parents and educators to ensure that children adjust and learn through virtual classes. It’s easy for children to feel disconnected because they’re not physically present with their peers and educators in the classroom, or to not take e-learning seriously because they are at home. To make virtual learning dynamic and interactive just like in the classroom, we designed virtual learning experiences, celebrations and events. We have been doing this successfully in various ways. At Northstar, we strive to make online learning meaningful, interactive, experiential and enjoyable for our learners.
We have already done this in so many ways. We are happy to share some great examples from last year:
- Roald Dahl Day, wherein the focus was on language skills via storytelling sessions and other activities
- Science day, wherein all the learners performed interesting experiments with resources available at home
- Math Day was celebrated to acquire knowledge by performing operations required in real life
- Christmas Day Celebration has been one of their favourites as they have loved singing carols and welcoming Santa
- Diwali was celebrated to enlighten the students with the actual importance and significance of the festival
..and the list goes on.
Northstar has also developed one of the most exhaustive online learning systems called Noon. This online learning system provides additional learning resources for all subjects and grades. We also produce our own exclusive content which is available only at Noon and only for Northstar Students.
These are just a few examples of how online learning at Northstar is experiential and fun. We thrive to do better with each passing day to cater the best to our students. During these tough times, we’re not sure what the future holds for our learners and while we may not be, we ensure that our learners don’t miss out on their continuum learning. We hope these difficult times pass soon and we get to see our kids back in the school.