Who's Attempting to Replicate the Traditional School Day? Not Many. | SLJ COVID-19 Survey

When it comes to a schedule for school from home, how does it compare to the traditional schedule and curriculum? It's a mix, according to School Library Journal's survey of  K-12 librarians, fielded from April 2 to April 12.

When it comes to a schedule for school from home, how does it compare to the traditional schedule and curriculum? It's a mix, according to School Library Journal's survey of  K-12 librarians, conducted from April 2 to April 12. Based on the 1,035 respondents, most schools are treating the school day as a combination of regularly scheduled classes and independent student work time. Only six percent are trying to replicate the timing and curriculum of standard school.

"It began with more of a traditional day schedule and has since scaled back the time students are expected to spend on work, wrote one Illinois school librarian. "We are now placing more emphasis on trying to meet the most important learning objectives to prepare students for next year instead of simply filling time to count the days as school days."

Generally, plans for many can best be described as fluid. As an elementary school librarian from Virginia said, when asked how their school has evolved its approach to online learning, "It is evolving every day, hour, minute."  

Read: What Librarians Are Doing to Support Students and Teachers in the Shutdown | SLJ COVID-19 Survey

 

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