SARASOTA, FL — As parents throughout Sarasota County are struggling with the decision about whether or not to send their kids back to school in person or virtually, Hershorin Schiff Community Day School has been selected for a Google program – “G-Suite with the Google Assistant” beta program – that will offer the flexibility to choose from in-person or distance learning from day to day. This adaptive learning program, which will be available to preschool juniors through eighth grade, will enable families to make decisions about how students will attend school as public health conditions evolve due to the coronavirus, rather than have to lock in a decision for a whole semester or even the entirety of the school year.
Through the G-Suite/Google Assistant program, with a touch-screen Google Home Hub in each classroom, students at Community Day School can feel like they’ve got a seat in the front row of a classroom, even on a day when they’re livestreaming classes from home. The school has been granted access to a data site where students can log in for real-time instruction. Additionally, with this program, classes can be recorded and catalogued, and accessed as desired at any time from a shared drive. Virtual school assemblies or special events can also be easily livestreamed for larger groups. The entirety of available resources is integrated into the school’s new safe and secure Blackbaud learning management system.
The school’s Social Emotional Learning can continue in a distance learning setting as well. There are avenues for students to share and process their emotions while physically out of school. Private blogs and individualized “choose your own adventure” activities can also be coordinated. Teachers will be participating in their first Google Home Hub Max Livestreaming Orientation the week of August 3.
For more about Community Day School, go to communityday.org.
About Hershorin Schiff Community Day School
The mission of the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is to impact the world by creating a community where children of all faiths demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and a desire to improve the world. Community Day offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.