Veritas Catholic School responds with DepEd by providing an alternative mode of learning delivery so that learning continues to every Veritan learners with access to quality Catholic education.
As we face the new normal in education this school year 2020 – 2021, Veritas Catholic School adopted the Online Distance Learning Program as the mode of our learning delivery. Though implementing this program, it is not actually new to the VCS community since we are known as a Digital/ Smart School. We have been using a learning management system, stable wifi infrastructure, a learning gadget and Google Certified Educators who are well- equipped and capable in teaching online learning. The only new in VCS online learning is that the students are learning in their respective homes making it a remote learning. Parent’s role in online learning is to prepare their child’s classroom at their respective home. Learning will become very evident because parents can witness the delivery of teaching and learning in their respective home while the teacher is still the one in-charge of delivering, teaching and facilitating the lessons.
The delivery of learning and teaching will be in two ways, synchronous and asynchronous. First is through a synchronous approach wherein classes are conducted in real time for teaching with the use of zoom and google meet while the other delivery is through an asynchronous approach. All classes in an asynchronous approach are conducted in an offline manner but within a time frame given by the teacher. Pupils/ students have to do their assigned work/ activities/ performance task during the given time frame and teachers will be only available online for consultation.
Since it’s a remote/ distance learning, in order to adapt to the changes, VCS prepared an acronym called GMRC in the conduct of online teaching for the parents.
G- uide your children during the entire course of the online class
M – onitor them in the conduct of asynchronous class and the use of the learning gadget
R – esiliency in facing all the challenges and problems encountered in online learning, do not panic and
C – ollaborate and communicate to the school 24 / 7 as a way of helping, supporting and giving feedback to one another in facing the new normal in education.
As for the students, classroom management is right in your respective home, be responsible and do not forget to strictly observe the ethics during online classes whether synchronous or asynchronous.