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Nevertheless, schools continue to have all the sanitary security measures introduced at the beginning of the school year.
The incidence of COVID-19 among schoolchildren is decreasing in the capital, she said Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.
“A month ago, students in all grades returned to face-to-face studies. For four weeks now, we have seen a decline in morbidity in all age groups, including children. At the same time, among students of secondary and high school, the incidence decreased by 27 percent, and among students in primary grades – by 11 percent. Compared to the peak of the epidemic, the drop is on average more than 60 percent. These indicators indicate that the moment of return of pupils to schools was chosen correctly, the epidemiological situation has not worsened and, I hope, will continue to improve every day, ”said the deputy mayor.
All schools continue to have sanitary measures introduced at the beginning of the school year. Teachers, administrative staff, catering, security, cleaning staff must wear masks. The passage to school and the trip to the canteen are organized according to separate schedules for different parallels. At the entrance, everyone is measured the temperature, in the classrooms they carry out regular sanitization and quartzization.
If one of the students becomes ill with coronavirus, the whole class switches to distance learning for the period established in the Rospotrebnadzor order.
Face-to-face classes are also held in institutions of additional education. Classes in circles and sections are held in strict observance of all sanitary requirements.
How Schools Help Adapt After Distance Learning
Helping children to reorganize from a distance learning format to full-time is one of the main tasks of the capital’s schools. Educational institutions do everything to adapt students and consolidate the knowledge gained.
“The pandemic has had a significant impact on the lifestyles of both adults and children. Moreover, it was probably even harder for the children than for the adults. Their usual way of life has changed dramatically. They had been out of school for over six months last year. We understand perfectly well that children who returned to school after a rather long online education need adaptation, so we are trying to create educational mechanisms that simplify this process as much as possible, ”said Anastasia Rakova.
One of the tools for such adaptation is service “Digital Tutor”based on “Moscow Electronic School”… It is intended for schoolchildren of the sixth – eighth grades from families who are in a difficult life situation. The “Digital Tutor” allows you to additionally analyze complex topics in the main school subjects in a distance mode in small groups.
“The project“ Digital Tutor ”is built into“ MESH ”. The child enters this lesson from his electronic timetable. The lesson is conducted via video conferencing, which children have become accustomed to during distance learning. First of all, this service is designed for children from families in difficult life situations, therefore it is completely free. We are talking about almost a thousand children from 80 schools. We are starting this project as an experiment. If it takes root and gets the approval of Muscovites, we will further expand it, extend it to other categories of students, and supplement it with other subjects, ”said Anastasia Rakova.
The “Digital Tutor” can be called a continuation of the “Replacement Teacher” project, when experienced teachers were assisted by continuing education teachers and young professionals.
Another tool for adapting schoolchildren is live TV lessons Moscow educational channel… Educators deal with complex topics in a variety of subjects.
There is a project for the final grades – ninth and eleventh. It is called “Saturdays of a Moscow graduate”… Leading metropolitan teachers analyze tasks to prepare for the Unified State Exam and the OGE, and also conduct video consultations to prepare for the state final certification.
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