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OPSBA launches survey of public education community: School and COVID-19

8/10/2021

A masked girl writes at a desk with a pen on paper. The text reads "School and COVID-19: An Online Community Survey" and includes a link to the survey, which is in the text. The OPSBA logo is in the bottom right.

Ontario children are preparing to return to their public schools this fall for the first time since the spring and we want to hear from you!

Our Transitioning from the COVID-19 School Experience Discussion Paper reflects the initial thinking of Association membership from first-hand accounts of remote learning during the pandemic, in all manner of school and geographic settings. This process of reflection has revealed two compelling realities: that a worrisome number of students have been unable to profit from remote forms of learning; and that several innovative practices in pedagogy and leadership have emerged that should be preserved and implemented on a broader scale post-pandemic.

This is why we have 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 to share some of their thoughts about learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic and the post-pandemic school and learning environment. The survey, with a deadline of November 30, 2021, can be accessed at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19andSchoolOntario

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.

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