School closed? Learning is OPEN!

Last week, I wrote about the power of digital communities at BISS.  And yet, I did not envisage how important these could be!  Just days later, Beijing schools encountered temporary closure, which was sad for students, teachers and parents alike.

learning is openBut, at BISS, learning, communication and connection kept our community thriving!

For 3 days, our devices did not stop buzzing. With great delight, we watched WeChat groups, class blogs and student blogs come alive with text, audio, images and videos of BISS students communicating their learning.

We saw children work on puppet shows, patterns, writing, reading, building, counting, cooking, dancing, research and more! Their minds were active and engaged.


Thanks to BISS teachers
, who posted learning activities and stayed in close contact with their students.

Thanks to BISS parents, who worked with their children to create meaningful experiences during this difficult week.

Nothing can replace the richness of a BISS classroom, with expert teachers, engaging resources and peer interactions. However, we are extremely proud of the learning that occurred this week, in the face of adversity.

Thank you BISS, for being a strong, connected community of learners.

See you in January for more exciting inquiries, with your friends and teachers.

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2 thoughts on “School closed? Learning is OPEN!

  1. Hi Ms O’Dwyer, this is Alex, I miss you so much and I also miss Ms T and all my friends, and I think my friends will miss me too, I hope the weather will be better soon, because I love BISS, and I love go to school.

  2. I miss you too, Alex! I wish we were at school together, with your friends and Mrs T. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. I have a cool video to show, and YOU are the star. I can’t wait for you to see it. What have you been doing for home learning this week? Thank you for writing. Have a happy Thursday and see you very soon!

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