Virtual Option | BHS Blueprint
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VIRTUAL

Bloomfield

An optional choice for the 2020-2021 school year

Bloomfield Virtual provides an equitable, caring, and safe learning environment where students are encouraged to be intellectually curious and academically ambitious. Leveraging the power of technology and community,  Bloomfield Virtual learning promotes student agency for all learners to achieve their highest aspirations.

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Is Virtual Learning Right for my child?

  • Students will need adult or older sibling support for initial virtual navigation and continual time management support.
     

  • Expectations will mirror our in-person teaching and learning expectations.
     

  • BHS teachers will create lessons and activities that engage the student in the virtual school environment utilizing innovative practices that differ from in-class instruction and the Continuous Learning Plan 2.0.
     

  • Bloomfield Hills Schools will provide a device (iPad for K-1, Chromebook for 2-5) to every student upon enrollment and completion of the Technology Agreement. 
     

  • Students enrolled in Bloomfield Virtual will still have access to participate in extracurricular activities that happen outside of the classroom day including clubs and student organizations.

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Virtual

does not mean "alone"

Learner-Centered
Each student's strengths, needs, and interests are assets in fostering a passion for intellectual pursuit and teachers serve as mentors to facilitate learning that is meaningful.

 

Sense of Belonging

Relationships are critical both in the classroom and in the community. Students create authentic work that is meaningful to the community beyond school. Students can engage in real-world action through personal experience.


Place-Based Learning

Bloomfield Hills Schools - both virtual and in-person - will utilize the Bowers School Farm and Johnson Nature Center for learning expeditions when appropriate and permissible.  Students enrolled in the virtual school will have the opportunity to enhance their learning through designed experiences similar to their in-person peers at these district gems.

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Portrait of a Learner

The dispositions and skills described in the BHS Portrait of a Learner are always important and should influence the design and experiences across all learning models and grade levels. 

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  • Students will have the opportunity to develop strong relationships and a sense of belonging with dedicated teachers and a consistent cohort of students.
     

  • Students will need adult or older sibling support for initial virtual navigation and continual time management support.
     

  • Engaging literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies lessons connected with BHS curriculum.
     

  • Students will have opportunities in special academic areas such as art, music, physical education, and Spanish.
     

  • Bloomfield VIRTUAL also offers meaningful experiential learning opportunities connected to the farm and nature center both in-person and virtual.
     

  • Opportunities for purposeful play and inquiry approaches to learning will be utilized with appropriate grade level developmental skills reinforced (i.e. social, self-management, fine motor skills, etc.)
     

  • All courses will utilize Google Classroom and Zoom for ease of use. 
     

  • Daily schedule will mirror the in-person grade level schedule.
     

  • Bloomfield VIRTUAL teachers receive professional development in the best practices for delivering content in a virtual classroom setting.
     

  • All students with a disability who enroll in BHS Blueprint will receive program, services and accommodations according to their individual IEP or 504 plan, understanding that some IEPs and 504s may need to be adjusted based on individual needs.

Grades K-5

Learning Design