Schools in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon will end their remote classes this week, and classes will resume on the 21st of the following Monday.

From the 21st to the 11th of the following month, the number of attendance at kindergarten, elementary and junior high schools nationwide including the metropolitan area is limited to less than one-third, and high schools are limited to less than two-thirds.

High school 3, who went to school every day during the entire remote class period, will be able to attend school and remote classes from next week as the school life record for recruitment for college entrance examinations is closed this week.

The Ministry of Education and the National Council of Provincial Superintendents (hereinafter referred to as the council) held a meeting at Wonkwang University in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do on the 14th, and decided to discuss ways to manage kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school academics, to improve the quality of remote classes, and to strengthen communication between teachers and students. Revealed on the 15th.

● In one month for students

in the metropolitan area, the Ministry of Education and the Council announced that the distance between Corona 19 in the metropolitan area was eased from stage 2.5 to stage 2 for two weeks (14-27 days), so that the entire distance classes in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon are as scheduled. It ends on the 20th, and it is decided to start school on the 21st.

It has been about a month since the 26th of last month for school attendance in the metropolitan area to resume.

At the time, social distancing was at the second stage, but as the spread of Corona 19 intensified, all students in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon, excluding high school 3, entered remote classes.

Afterwards, when the distance distance was upgraded to 2.5 steps, the Ministry of Education extended the deadline for distance classes in the metropolitan area from the 11th of this month to 20 days.

Some schools have taken full distance classes during the August vacation, so many students from the metropolitan area are expected to go to school for the first time in the second semester next week.

In accordance with the 2nd stage of distance from the metropolitan area, kindergarten and elementary and junior high schools take less than one-third of all students, and high schools take less than two-thirds. Students attend school every other week or every other day.

High school students, who had been to school every day, were excluded from distance classes because of the urgent need for career guidance and further education.

An official from the Ministry of Education said, "Because the student department closes on the 16th, each school can decide how to attend school by grade, including high school 3, starting next week."

In principle, a density of less than one-third for kindergartens and elementary and junior high schools in the non-metropolitan area, and less than two-thirds for high schools, which is also the second stage of distance.

However, the Ministry of Education guided that, considering local conditions, some of the density can be reduced if consultation with the Ministry of Education is made.

The Ministry of Education and the Council will prioritize the principle of attending school nationwide until the 11th of the month following the end of the special quarantine period for the Chuseok holiday of the Central Defense Response Headquarters.

Subsequently, whether to extend the school period and limit the density of the school will be decided in consideration of the Corona 19 situation and the steps taken by the quarantine authorities.

In the case of special schools, small schools with less than 60 students, and farming and fishing village schools, we maintain the existing policy that school members autonomously decide how to attend school in consideration of the Corona 19 situation.

If additional supplementary guidance is required, such as students with insufficient basic academic ability and students entering mid-term, face-to-face guidance is possible under thorough quarantine.

● Introducing real-time rules and regulations during remote classes…

Real-time interactive video lessons at least once a week The

Ministry of Education and the Council

conduct real-time regulations

and practices in all classes by using real-time video programs or social network services (SNS) during remote classes to enhance communication between teachers and students. I decided to run it.

During the remote class period, we have established a policy to provide real-time interactive video classes at least once a week or feedback classes using live chat during content-based classes.

In addition, even during remote classes, we plan to ask front-line schools to keep class hours for 40 minutes in elementary school, 45 minutes in middle school, and 50 minutes in high school.

If distance classes continue throughout the week, teachers should consult with students and parents at least once a week through phone calls or individual social media.

The Ministry of Education decided to establish a wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) environment in the classroom and quickly replace about 200,000 obsolete equipment in order to smoothly support distance classes.

In addition, the Ministry of Education provides tailored instruction to students by maximizing the use of available teachers, such as senior teachers, pre-service teachers, and fixed-term teachers, after school classes, in response to concerns that the number of students with insufficient basic academic proficiency may increase due to prolonged distance classes. We consult with each school district to secure

In addition, it is a policy of continuing efforts to secure about 40,000 people, which is the level of the first semester, to support school quarantine.

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