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How The York School pivoted in the face of the pandemic

When the global pandemic hit North American shores in mid-March, schools across the GTA responded in different ways.
We sat down with Justin Medved (Director of Learning Innovation & Technology) at The York School to learn about their “Continuity of Learning Plan” and how a small school responded to the challenge.

Before the school went off for March break, you had your “Continuity of Learning Plan” ready just in case. How did that come about?

Having worked overseas for a number of years, I still keep in touch with a large community of school leaders from around the world. The international schools in Asia and Europe were a few weeks ahead of us, so I could predict with confidence that we would not be returning after the March break. This gave us a little time to practise with our distance learning platforms and ensure that all our staff, teachers and students went home with a device. At the same time, we started work on our “Continuity of Learning Plan” (CLP) site. We needed a way to communicate and support our community in a responsive way, and the CLP site provided us with a way to do that.

Read the whole article on Post City Magazines.

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The York School is a gender-inclusive JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first English speaking school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten (JK) to university entrance. As an IB World School, The York School's motto is Experience Teaches.

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