What's the Difference Between Synchronous & Asynchronous Learning?
You've probably heard the words "synchronous" and "asynchronous" more in the last several months than ever before. While much of our learning in the spring was asynchronous, meaning not in real time, students can expect much more synchronous learning with teachers and classrooms this fall. Our K-5 schedules delineate times that will typically be synchronous (in sync) for students. Most middle and high school class periods will begin with synchronous experiences, often via Zoom, with students expected to be engaged in real-time learning.
While much of our synchronous learning will include live sessions together on Zoom, students can also be engaged in real-time learning without Zoom or even the use of technology. We want and expect students to engage in a variety of learning experiences, some that may leverage their devices and some that will not.