Group students in reduced groups with 1 teacher, by grade and proximity, creating a controlled and connected network
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In a closed and more controlled environment as activities start to reactivate, set up a network of "small schools" who coordinate among them and with a main school.
For example, 4 first graders with an elementary teacher A who might live nearby, work together for 15 days, in one of the first graders' houses. (chances are these kids already know each other since they're neighbours).
15 days after that, teacher A quarantines at home, and coordinates activities with other in-house teachers remotely. Teacher B (who was quarantining and coordinating) continues classes. After 15 days, teacher A could either return to the same group (ideal if we could only rotate 2 teachers per group).
we could also alternate students on a 15days together/15remote basis if needed.
This would enable students to have a face to face group of students to interact with, maintaining social contact. And in the midterm, the networks or the "small school" size could increase.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I'm from Spain and have been in Peru for 5 years. I've worked in finance and analysis, innovation, and transformational initiatives. I currently lead a philanthropic initiative which aims to detect top talent and train potential changemakers in the field of Data Science. I I believe in the power of online education to bring knowledge to everyone regardless of distance. However, human interaction to me is a key part of any learning process and it should be fostered whenever possible. I have 3 children and, no matter how well online school is turning out for them, I still see them miss their friends everyday.