Friday, 17 April 2020, 17:49:09
The second week of distance learning for schoolchildren in Kazakhstan has ended. Read the article about the results, lessons format and students’ provision with computers during the distance learning.
As the Vice Minister of Education and Science Sholpan Karinova noted, the results of the second week of the fourth quarter show that all schools work in the distance learning mode.
Recall that distance learning is carried out in several formats:
- Work through online platforms.
- Training through the television channels El Arna and Balapan and TV lessons.
- Training through the Qazaq Radiosy radio channel.
- Training through mail. There are more than 1,000 settlements in Kazakhstan where 5-10 children live and there are no schools. Prior to this, children were transported daily to central settlements with schools where they studied. In such communities, training materials and assignments will be sent via postal service and receive feedback in the same way.
According to Karinova, today more than 2.4 million students and teachers use Internet platforms Bilimland, Daryn Online, Kundelik.
To date, local executive bodies have distributed 250 thousand computers that were available in schools. Over 11 thousand new computers were purchased, which will also be distributed between the student and teachers. In addition, students are provided with free internet.
More than 800 thousand students study in the second format – watch television lessons. For this category of students, teachers provide feedback through available instant messengers and the Kundelik electronic journal. To date, more than 700 lessons have already been shown on the two TV channels El Arna and Balapan. To cover the entire IV quarter, it is necessary to shoot over 3,360 television lessons. Teachers of the schools of Nur-Sultan and Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools continue to work on their filming.
“Today we see activity from our parents. We would like to once again thank the teachers and parents for the work that they are carrying out remotely,” said Karinova.
Summative grades in distance learning
Sholpan Karinova said that distance learning provides that students will take a summative grade for a section (COR) and a summative grade for a quarter (SOC). At the same time, COP in this quarter will be held only once.
“In all schools in the country, in the middle of the fourth academic quarter, the SOR exam is be held and at the end of the quarter the SOC is be held,” the vice minister said.
As it became known earlier, this year graduates of grades 9 and 11 will not pass final and state exams. Certificates of basic secondary and general secondary education will be issued to them based on annual assessments.
As for the Farewell Bell, the vice minister explained that if the situation with distance learning does not change in 2020, this event will not be held.