Framework for reopening schools:
The HOST eLearning Pedagogy

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In response to the COVID – 19 pandemic and global school closures, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently called on governments and donors to prioritize education for all children, and asked decision-makers to assess how learning and wellbeing can best be supported in each context – classroom-based instruction and remote learning.

UNICEF has released a framework for reopening schools and has mandated

  1. To prepare for future rounds of school closing.
  2. To strengthen teaching and learning where closures remain in effect.
  3. To supplement instructional hours with a hybrid classroom model where schools may be operating on partial or otherwise adapted schedules.

The framework for reopening schools has emphasised upon HOST eLearning Pedagogy

Returning to Campus in a Strategic Way

Maintaining less students in the school is important to maintain safe school operations and mitigate risks through social distancing, sanitizing the premises, maintaining hygiene facilities etc.
Authorities are considering reopening schools in rotational shifts, staged approach, and shift system.

What does this mean?

HOST eLearning involves 20% of the students to be in the physical classroom while rest would be attending the same classes via remote teaching.

Staged approach involves returning of students and staff to the campus in a smaller group, like 20%, 50% and if things go well, 100%.