Princeton Flipped Learning Plan:

Focusing on the academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being of our

students Princeton inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child

to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global

community.

We aim to fulfill our mission even under exceptional circumstances. To be

successful, distance learning must address the whole child by focusing on

academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being.

Princeton Flipped Learning Plan:

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Princeton School
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Students and Parents
  • General Guidelines for Faculty
  • Flipped Learning: EYP
  • Flipped Learning:  MYP
  • Community Building
  • Contact Information

Overview

The purpose of this document is to inform our PIS community about our current

plans for an extended Flipped learning delivery across all sections of the

Princeton Continuum. We will share processes, tools, and procedures for

distance (Flipped) learning and detailed expectations for families and teachers to

continue a high-quality experience in education and communication.

Our current plan has been informed by experiences and reflections of schools

near and far that have been offering distance learning for extended periods.

We are committed to monitoring and improving this plan as we embark on this

new experience. We fully anticipate challenges that we will have to address and

overcome together, but we are also hopeful to discover new opportunities and

pathways to learning.

Princeton inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take

responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.

We aim to fulfill our mission even under exceptional circumstances. To be

successful, Flipped learning must address the whole child by focusing on

academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being. Student learning will be

supported by modeling, differentiation, specific feedback, and opportunities for

reflection and revision. Flipped learning does not replicate onsite learning, but we

can deliver high-quality instruction that is a combination of interactive, guided, and individual learning experiences.

The success of distance (Flipped) learning depends on the partnership and

support of the entire learning community. In the development of this plan, we

considered the need for flexibility and structure to address the different realities of

our families. We also considered diverse learning needs to ensure that all

students can continue learning in this new environment.

All members of our learning community are playing an important role to make

Flipped learning a success.

Best practices for online learning guides us toward a Blended Learning

Model that includes both an Asynchronous Learning Environment as well

as Synchronous Real-Time Engagements.

An Asynchronous Learning Environment is a learning environment that does not

require participants, teachers, and students to be online at the same time. It

provides more flexibility to address different schedules or commitments. It also

allows students to complete assignments and engage in learning at their own

pace.

Synchronous Real-Time Engagements are opportunities for students to

participate in engagements with their teachers and classmates at an established

time to allow for interactions in real-time. This does not only support learning but

also social-emotional well-being, collaboration, and group problem-solving.

We are mindful of students’ screen time and will provide a balance of on and

off-screen engagements that are appropriate to the student age. As a result,

we ask that students have access to lined paper, pencils, rulers, and a calculator.

Monitoring the Student Experience Princeton has a variety of ways to monitor the student experience with distance learning:

  • Digital platforms (Edmodo, Zoom, Learnovia School LMS, Youtube channel Google Drive ……) will provide us with valuable information about student engagement.
  • Feedback from students, teachers, and parents will help us understand how the current plan is addressing the needs of all involved and how we might improve it.

 Digital Platforms
Our dedicated teachers have been preparing for distance (Flipped) learning using the following platforms:

  • Learnovia  – School Information System and communication tool
  • Edmodo
  • Zoom
  • Youtube Channel
  • EYP: Students and families in EYP will use their at-home devices.

If you need additional digital devices for your household, please contact: 

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