Transitioning from the COVID-19 School Experience: Discussion Paper Video and Community Survey
As Ontario’s elementary and secondary students prepare to return to their public schools this fall for the first time since the spring, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) wants to hear from you!
We are asking community members throughout Ontario to share their thoughts about learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and about the post-pandemic school and learning environment. The survey and an introductory video flow from OPSBA’s Transitioning from the COVID-19 School Experience Discussion Paper, which reflects initial thinking of Association members based on first-hand accounts of remote learning during the pandemic.
This process of reflection has revealed two compelling realities: a worrisome number of students have been unable to profit from remote forms of learning; and several innovative practices in pedagogy (teaching) and leadership that emerged should be preserved and implemented more broadly post-pandemic.
OPSBA, of which KPR is a member, has launched an online survey to help inform public education advocacy to the provincial government throughout the 2021-22 school year and beyond. We are asking community members throughout Ontario to share some of their thoughts about learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic and the post-pandemic school and learning environment.
The survey can be accessed until November 30 at:
There are eight questions in the survey, which should take about 10 minutes to complete. This survey is completely anonymous and participation is completely voluntary. To allow more meaningful analysis of the results, some of the survey questions are mandatory. If one is missed, the user will be reminded at the end to complete those specific questions. We have created a dashboard and anyone who has completed the survey will receive an active link to see how others have responded.
To learn more about OPSBA, visit www.opsba.org.