Three of Corbett Prep's four Odyssey of the Mind teams qualified at regionals for the state competition, originally scheduled for April in Orlando. But when the state competition moved to a virtual format, students had to adapt their presentations to work on Zoom in a format they could record and submit to the state tournament and Virtual World Finals.
ABC Action News and Bay News 9 spoke to parents and school leaders about Corbett Prep's decision to structure remote school days in the same way as in-classroom instruction. Parents told reporters that the routines gave their children a sense of normalcy and eased the transition into remote instruction. Students look forward to seeing their teachers and friends daily through Zoom.
When Corbett Prep prepared to shift to remote instruction in March, teachers needed to balance both routine and innovation. The faculty knew students would find comfort in the familiar school schedule, but they needed to figure out how best to deliver their lessons and connect to the students using technology. The result – a full day complete with live instruction from classroom and specials teachers – is resonating with parents.
Corbett Prep's Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Nicholas Rodriguez will join the team as Head of School on July 6, 2020. Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, headmaster since 1996, is pleased to take on a new role as President of Training and Outreach.