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Official: More than 50% of PSS teachers are ‘tech savvy’

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EDUCATION Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada said more than half of the Public School System teachers  are “tech savvy” and can work well with the online instructional platform that PSS is using in the new school year, which started on Tuesday.

He said teachers with advanced knowledge in technology are helping their colleagues who may not have proficient computer skills.

PSS is providing remote learning instruction in order to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The school system will distribute 3,000 MiFis and over 10,000 laptops and iPads to students this month.

Ada said he is also visiting  schools that are preparing for the Covid-19 Task Force inspection in the coming days.

The  first day of the new school year, he added, was “different” —there were no students on campuses.

 

To comply, with the social distancing directives, desks are six feet apart from each other in each of the classrooms of Marianas High School.

 

Marianas High School teacher John Darag is making sure his classroom is compliant with the safety protocols.

 

Parents follow  social distancing guidelines at Marianas High School on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the start of school year 2020-2021. Contributed photos

“Hopefully, we will soon find a vaccine,” Ada said. “We may not be able to go back to the old ways right away, but I’m really hoping for some kind of human connection. We can do remote learning, that’s fine. But I hope we can allow the kids to come to the campus, at least twice a week.” 

Even the teachers, he said, prefer face-to-face instruction if given the choice.

MHS survey

In related news, Marianas High School continues to conduct a survey among its students and their families, MHS vice principal Melanie Rdiall said.

She said the survey will identify the students who need devices and MiFi.

“For a family that has children attending PSS, only one MiFi will be issued to them,” Rdiall added.

In the meantime, she said, the students will receive hard copies of learning packets.

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