Digital Learning Specialist
Arbor parents have the option to choose 100% distance learning for their children, as needed, when in-person and hybrid models are in use. Adolescent Program (AP) students will have their distance learning facilitated by the AP teachers. Arbor has welcomed James Lu as our Digital Learning Specialty Teacher who will work with primary and elementary students engaged in distance learning. James holds certificates in Montessori Education at the toddler, primary, and elemetary level and will facilitate learning from home for those children electing this model.
Learning Management System
Arbor has partnered with Schoology to give teachers, parents, and students in our community a platform for communication and collaboration. Teachers will use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected. Schoology will be the primary platform used in the event that the school must transition to a full virtual learning model.
Parents and students can log in to Schoology at any time using the following URL: arbormontessori.schoology.com
A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to view the classes your child is enrolled in, your child’s upcoming assignments, and school and class announcements. Below are some resources for parents to learn more about Schoology and information on how to login and what to expect.
- Schoology Getting Started Guide for Parents
- Video: The Difference between a Parent and Student SchoologyAccount
- Schoology’s Help Center: Parent Guide
Learning from Home Handbook
The Arbor faculty and staff worked collaboratively to put this handbook together for the school community. The information shared in this guide aim to create a Montessori-based framework that helps students have an enjoyable, thoughtful, challenging and rewarding learning experience while supporting parents when children and students are engaged in learning from home.
Preparing Your Home for Learning
For our younger students, the learning environment is your home and surroundings. This means finding ways to support independence, engage in meaningful tasks and supplement learning through various activities suggested by teachers. Upper Elementary and Adolescent Program students will need all of the above, and should establish a quiet space for any specific assignments shared by teachers.
For our older students, it will be important for them to maintain their routine of handing in work and receiving feedback from their teachers. Overall, we can approach this as an opportunity to be creative and collaborative—we are here to support you through this process.