Mattos Mission:

We engage in learning to realize our best self and elevate humanity.

Dear Mattos Community,

Our staff is committed to supporting you through this unprecedented global pandemic and continue with quality education using distance learning until we can safely return to school. Here are the actions put in place to make sure our students continue to learn at the highest levels amidst these circumstances. The plans embed personalized learning as per our Learning Community model, and flex with the varying needs of our families. It is our goal that even at a distance, we don't feel too far away. We will rise from this. After all, we are the Phoenix.

Best,

Dr. Vo-Felbinger


Phase 1

  • Conduct a needs assessment with families and create an Educate Everywhere strategic plan

  • Provide families with paper based material, supplies, and technology as needed

  • Go live with Learning Community Google Classrooms for all students

  • Create and post flexible learning plans for all students

  • Introduce video conferencing via Google Meet to all students and conduct conferences with every student and family for personalized check-ins, introduction of Educate Everywhere, and answering questions.

Phase 2

  • Provide increased accessibility for student independence

  • Adjust schedule and build in more flexibility for the varying needs of our families

  • Test various formats for instructional delivery including live session, video lessons, and paper-based activities to find best balance

  • Improve differentiated learning through more targeted 1:1, small group, and whole group virtual meetings

Phase 3

  • All students have daily Morning Meetings in bases or learning communities where teachers:

    • Introduce the learning of the day and explain expectations for completion of work

    • Provide time for questions about the day's schedule and the previous day's work

    • Establish a daily touchpoint for all students to greet each other and their teachers

  • Introduce more technology tools and methods for showing evidence of learning that increases social interaction

Phase 4

  • Create Google Site at each Learning Community to accompany their Google Classroom for easier navigation

  • Provide students and families with a daily schedule of required synchronous or live meetings that include morning meetings, content lessons for whole and small group, assessments and closings

  • Provide synchronous PE lessons at 1st - 3rd grade and Science at 4th grade with Science Specialist


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