Supporting Teaching & Learning at Home
We would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded, traditional territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples.
This website is intended to support educators as we transition to remote learning in Central Okanagan Public Schools. Many educators have questions about how to continue to connect with their students, how to foster a sense of belonging and community, and how to design meaningful learning during these unprecedented times. It is our hope that we can learn from each other as we work together to create continuity of learning opportunities for all our students.
On this site, you will find resources, links, and templates from our district and beyond. The documents created in our district reflect the BC Ministry of Education Continuity of Learning Guidelines, trauma-informed practices, and principles of learning that support how students learn best.
As a system, we know this isn’t distance learning or home learning...this is a new kind of learning at home. The heart of this learning is not technology, it is connection. Success in learning at this moment is harnessing the wellbeing and self-efficacy of both learners and teachers through our connections with each other.
Please do not feel pressure to “put your courses online.” Feel empowered to take the time you need in order to thoughtfully choose learning that will help students grow a few specific skills.
We are in this together.
“These are exceptional times and while it’s important for children to keep learning, there is no expectation that the pace and rigour of a normal school day be duplicated at home. Teachers will continue to provide instruction and parent/caregiver involvement will depend on the age and ability of the child and the time that parents/caregivers are able to give."
~BC Ministry of Education