High School Students benefit from Virtual Classroom Experience

To make sure Grade 12 students remained on track with their learning during the campus closure, teachers hosted multiple ‘synchronous small group tutorials’ this week. Achieved thanks to technology, these small group tutorials offered a virtual classroom experience and was another way for teachers to give personalised teaching while maintaining contact with their students. 

Teachers cultivated virtual authentic learning experiences for other high school students as well.

It’s been a positive thing to see the ownership of learning and responsibility of the students come to life,” said Mr. Aitor (HS Language Acquisition teacher). “Student engagement of the learning activities seems to be high.”  

Teachers like Mr. Rey stayed in constant communication with students, regularly supporting and providing scaffolded instruction through a variety of web-based educational resources such as FlipGrid, Youtube, and Google Hangouts. Further proving that the UNIS Hanoi community can rise up to the challenge of finding new ways to learn during situations that require flexibility.

Online Learning Not New for HS Students!

Online learning is not a new concept for all High School students. At the start of this academic year, as many as 30 high school students have been taking online classes with Global Online academy. 

Course taken include:

  • Gender Studies
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • 9/11 in a Global Context
  • Linear Algebra
  • Medical Problem Solving
  • Arabic Language through Culture II
  • Japanese Language through Culture II

In addition to these, some of our High School students have been taking IB Diploma courses supported by an online learning platform called Pamoja. Each week students gain access to new online learning activities which guide them to engage in a specific part of the syllabus. Students have flexibility in determining how and when to complete these tasks. They also interact with other students online and receive feedback on assessment tasks from their Pamoja teacher. Occasionally students participate in live lessons with their Pamoja teacher and can ask questions in real time.