Learning Models
All students on campus + livestream

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The Academic Sub-Committee of the Safe Return Task Force researched and reviewed multiple “learning models,” looked to peer schools locally and around the country, both in the Jesuit Schools Network and in the public sector. Each model created its own set of challenges, such as a seemingly doubled workload for teachers and students as they balance the need to switch between synchronous* and asynchronous* tasks, or a planned rotation that determined who could come to campus on any given day. Some models only accounted for traditional academic core courses, which would have eliminated the arts and electives that we know families value and our teachers work so hard to promote and develop. 

The model Jesuit Sacramento has designed is structured to maintain the entire scope of our course catalog – including arts and electives – with the ability to have all students on campus each day. Students will be in smaller classes than before, have longer passing periods to maneuver campus between classes, and participate in courses via livestream if they are unable to come to campus.

The model Jesuit Sacramento has designed is structured to maintain the entire scope of our course catalog – including arts and electives – with the ability to have all students on campus each day.

 

*What is the difference between Asynchronous and Synchronous?

Asynchronous: Students learn at different times on their own schedule within the parameters set by individual teachers. It allows students to work at their own pace. 

Synchronous: Students learn at the same time whether in class or while watching live stream broadcast. Communication happens in real-time.