Our remote learning adventure has begun! Named Colloquia ("conversations" in Latin) by our Classics Department faculty, the program is designed for our youngest Early Childhood learners through our graduating seniors. Faculty and staff members assembled a thoughtful remote learning curriculum and creating a new schedule, while our coaches and PE teachers have designed practices and workouts to ensure our students have important physical activity scheduled into their days. There will be shared community and assembly times, as well as Meeting for Worship. Although we anticipate some challenges and technical glitches, we expect exciting and creative, collaborative learning to transpire—and we may even experience some wonderful surprises along the way.
Before we launched Colloquia, we made sure every student had the technology needed for a successful remote learning experience, and provided packets of supplies to ensure everyone could complete class projects and meet course expectations.
The GFS philosophy of education holds true during remote instruction. We encourage all members of this learning community to engage fully in the program, reach out to faculty, staff, and administrators for help and support when needed, and develop their capacities to the greatest extent possible.
We look forward to sharing what our students are up to as the days unfold. For now, please enjoy a glimpse inside some of our faculty and students' remote learning spaces!
Examples of Colloquia, our Remote Learning Platform, in action!
View images from our remote learning journey at GFS. Please share photos of your home workspaces with us at email@example.com.
An image of one of our Center City Early Childhood classes enjoying a morning meeting with teachers Jen Sharpe and Shannon Goerke!
First grader Blake is ready for remote learning!