#RemotelyInspiringStudents - in pictures

RIS online learning Corriere Della Sera

Rome International School's online learning programme featured in Italy's national newspaper, Corriere della Sera.

Virtual learning portraits show what's important to 4Y students

Mr Young asked his students to create a virtual learning portraits which had to include items that have been most important to them during these past weeks of remote learning.

Virtual learning portraits show what's important to 4Y students

Mr Young asked his students to create a virtual learning portraits which had to include items that have been most important to them during these past weeks of remote learning.

Year 1C met to vote on what they wanted to learn about this term.

Year 1C met earlier this week to vote on what they wanted to learn about this term. It was an amazing achievement for children at the start of their learning journey - they chose a topic, proposed and voted over conference call. 

Year 2 students had a blast during a live library session with Ms Buccedi reading %22How to take an Elephant on the Bus%22.

Year 2 students had a blast during a live library session with Ms Buccedi reading "How to take an Elephant on the Bus".

Early Years teachers record stories for their students in the school woods. 

Early Years teachers record stories for their students in the school woods. 

Early Years teachers record stories for their students in the school woods. 

Early Years teachers record stories for their students in the school woods. 

Mr Parker, Teacher of Year 4 gets lessons and activities ready for his students on Seesaw. 

Early Years teachers prepare activities for home learning. 

Early Years teachers prepare activities for home learning. 

Early Years teachers prepare activities for home learning. 

Early Years teachers prepare activities for home learning. 

Mr Baldoni, Teacher of Biology in the Middle and High School prepares an online lesson for Year 12 IB students.

Mr Baldoni, Teacher of Biology in the Middle and High School prepares an online lesson for Year 12 IB students.

Mr Young, PYP Teacher of Year 4, responds to a live chat with his students via Seesaw. 

Mr Young, PYP Teacher of Year 4, responds to a live chat with his students via Seesaw. 

Remote Learning - Video Playlist

Remotely Inspiring Students

In March 2020, the Italian government temporarily closed all schools in Italy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In September 2020, on-site learning resumed for all students and as of January 2021, our High School students are on a 75% distance learning provision according to the latest government guidelines. 

At Rome International School, Information Technology is embedded in daily learning, and this allowed our students to experience a smooth transition to remote learning. Here is a summary of the approach we took to ensure that our students progressed effectively with their education online.

  • We offered daily ‘live’ teaching sessions and pastoral meetings via Google Meet. This was important to allow teachers to understand which students required more support and provided an important opportunity for daily "contact"
  • Work was uploaded and posted via Google Classroom and/or Seesaw
  • We supported our youngest students and their families by posting short videos and carried out live virtual meetings (Google Meet)
  • We continued to host whole-school events including assemblies and presentations including Year 6's PYP Exhibition, an important event which represents the culmination of learning in the Elementary School
  • Our P.E. department created amazing videos and tutorials for our community to keep active and healthy
  • The work of our Eco Committee did not stop and committee members put together a range of fun challenges and activities for students across the school to take part in
  • Our whole-school weekly newsletter and social media channels played a key role in keeping our community connected 

Remote Learning in Action