Curriculum & Instruction
Manchester Public School staff continually strives to implement the district’s rigorous curricula in tandem with high expectations for all students. During March of 2020 Manchester Public Schools implemented remote learning days so students could continue to learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the 2020-21 school year began parents were able to select either full-time remote or in-school 2 days/remote 3 days option. In other words, some students worked remotely 3 days a week and some worked remotely 5 days a week.
Students learning from home followed their class schedules and logged into their classes at the beginning of each period for in-person (synchronous) instruction combined with one on one/small group conferences with the teacher and offline time for assignments, research, and group projects.
Students taking part in full-time remote learning at home have been instructed in groups by grade level across the district by teachers who are also working from home. Teachers engage in in-person learning (synchronous) via platforms that include Seesaw and Google Classroom. Students also work independently on reading, specials assignments, projects, etc. (asynchronous).
To support these varying modes of learning Manchester Public School has facilitated a range of technology-focused professional development opportunities. Ongoing professional development has included the implementation of Learning Plans to support readers & writers workshop PK through Grade 8 and increased exposure to anytime anywhere learning opportunities Grade 9 through Grade 12.