Distance Learning at Langley

Spring 2020

This page summarizes how we brought the "secret sauce" of Langley to students' homes virtually from April 1, 2020, through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. That meant excellent academics, enhanced by our unique social-emotional learning program, in a community that shares similar goals and values. To achieve this goal, we were adaptive to changing conditions and needs, responsive to feedback on what was working and what wasn't, and focused on the quality of instruction.

 

Our Distance Learning Philosophy


Distance Learning Module

 

 

Distance Learning in Action: Spring 2020 Video Gallery


Distance Learning at Langley pic

 

Designing Distance Learning Article

Read about our distance learning philosophy and how Langley students continued to engage in rigorous, joyful learning from home during the spring of 2020 in this article that appeared in the summer 2020 issue of The Langley School Experience magazine.

 

Elements of Our Academic Learning Pic

 
Elements of Our Academic Learning

 


Lessons were designed and guided based upon our inquiry-based model that includes five essential instructional practices -- community building, investigation, modeling, practice, and feedback. This method is familiar to our students and privileges curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving above rote memorization and passive learning. 


Elements of Our Social-Emotional Learning

 
 Elements of Our Social-Emotional Learning


During this time, the tenants of Langley’s REACH program were more important than ever. The following elements were embedded into the weekly grids:  

  • Weekly REACH lessons focused on core elements of social and emotional well-being. Examples of lesson topics include the following: mindfulness, relaxation, self-care, healthy habits, connection, resilience, self-regulation, and empathy, among others.
  • Parent resources to help incorporate additional social and emotional skills, such as emotional check-ins, mindfulness, and healthy habits, into your daily routine.
  • Ways to set routines, manage time, organize spaces, and create an environment that supports learning.
  • Digital citizenship, leadership, and safety.

We offered resources to parents as well, particularly on how to model SEL behaviors so children feel safe and supported. 


Elements of Community Engagement

 
 Elements of Community Engagement


The Langley community is at the heart of who we are, including the friendships and relationships our students and parents have built. 

  • Students and teachers had moments to connect in real-time (and have some fun). 
  • We found ways to keep the Langley spirit alive as a community (e.g., spirit days, virtual field day).
  • PALS planned ways for parents to virtually connect and support each other. 

Additionally, each week we added a series of after-school engagement activities to our Community Engagement webpage, including activities like Story Time with Batman, Middle School Movie Night, Soccer Drills, and more. 

Families also shared their distance learning highlights by uploading #LivingLangleyAtHome photos to the MyLangley photo gallery




Parent Feedback 

Parent input was essential as we navigated uncharted waters together as a school community. We gathered feedback via an ongoing parent survey and continued to use this input to make adjustments along the way. 


     

    Note to Langley Families: Log in to MyLangley first in order to directly access the links below.

    Quick Links for Langley Families

    Grade-Level Class Pages 
    To access your child's class pages: After login, click on your child's name at the top left. If you have more than one child enrolled at Langley, you will need to click on the "Children" button first to select your child.

    Distance Learning FAQs

    Social and Emotional Learning Resources