Remote Learning Program (RLP)- For fall 2020, we are offering Full Day and Half Day options.
The Washington Karate Association
Remote Learning Program
Proctored Pandemic Pods, Remote Learning, Elite Physical education, and Zutors are examples of current options in half and full day programs meant to assist children navigate online academic curriculums.
The WKA After School Program (ASP) was well underway in two of the WKA’s schools when the 2019 coronavirus struck. As one of the most renown Karate organizations in the world, our seasoned staff has long addressed challenges that faced working parents with our offerings of flexible schedules, work/study facilities, and supervision of post-school hours. At all levels, this delicate balance has suddenly met with unexpected constraints and interruptions. A conundrum of risks and liabilities have intersected with a wide spectrum of state and municipal government restrictions. Child welfare and economic uncertainties will remain contingent upon unforeseen solutions that are now expected to run late into 2021. Even as we should remain confident in our ability to eventually find health solutions, this interim period has made clear certain realities.
Private business, as well as government leadership, recognize that the workplace and schooling must be reimagined. Our American legacy is greatly derived of a willingness to take control of our destinies, stand confident, and remain resilient. Novel approaches, therefore, are currently on the table because of this optimistic outlook. As present and future interruption of services have entered the equation, families are rightfully prioritizing child welfare. No one disputes that children deserve the best we can offer as to promote sound mental, social, physical and academic development. But preparing for seamless education has thus far required partial supervision/facilitation by parents---whether working remotely or not.
We recognized the issues promptly and launched remote learning forums with live instructors as well as cached resources. Similarly poised, we now launch our half day and full day ‘pandemic pods’. Groups of screened attendees are now privy to supervisors/ proctors who assist students navigate and complete the academic syllabus of choice. This is a critical point: facilitation is key. We learned the requirements of online instruction and quickly bridged informational gaps that prevented the youngest children from accessing, navigating or understanding directions. Parents were integral to this process. Safety was of concern and we helped ensure that children were limited to certain technical functions as not to compromise privacy or data sharing. In short, we know what every parent knows: online instruction must be closely supervised and facilitated. We are set up to do this.
Our programs strictly adhere to Washington State Covid rules of operation. Details are outlined in each WKA booklet. Academic supplementation includes, for example, the age specific Wordly Wise curriculum. Such resources reflect our mission: accouterments serve to enrich the experience and reach beyond requisites.
In many ways, events might remind Americans of a former model---the ‘one room school house’ of the American frontier. Children of varying ages and expertise, respectfully learned together, directed by a single teacher. That’s not the case now. Rather than isolated on a western plain, or limited by hard bound books, our children are equipped to access the world’s informational wealth. There’s no reason that our children cannot make up for the latest lapses caused by the pandemic. With imagination and determination, the WKA staff expects to continue our time-honored tradition to work with vested families with our joint aspiration for optimal outcomes.
Pandemic pods will likely morph. Zutors (online tutors on Zoom), and remote learning models have been quick to reinvent and broaden. Teachers will continue to hone online lessons, families will once again find a rhythm/balance, and safety concerns will have translated to a way of life. New solutions are here now and in the future. With all the eventualities in flux, however, decisions must be made to choose trajectories.
As of September 1,2020, the WKA Remote Learning Program will provide safe, spacious, well-equipped facilities for those who need assistance for navigating and completing academic work online. Beyond daily supervision/proctoring, let’s not forget the WKA legacy of elite level karate instruction that will be part of the programs!
Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 363-0341 to arrange for a visit/interview, at a mutually agreeable time.
With the current outlook for in-person schooling for Fall 2020, and the implications for the WKA After School Program, we have implemented the Washington Karate Remote Learning Program (WKA RLP). The vision for the WKA RLP is to enable students to meet their daily remote-learning academic needs in a supervised environment with high-speed internet. In the WKA RLP, students will 1) have access to support in meeting their remote-learning academic requirements, 2) be able to engage in social interaction with their peers critical to mental health, and 3) improve their physical fitness, mental focus, and self-discipline through karate training all in keeping with appropriate physical distancing guidelines.
The WKA RLP will work in conjunction with parents to assist students with accessing their particular remote-learning platform and meeting teacher expectations for online attendance and education goals. Our qualified staff of proctors will be available onsite to assist students with facilitation and guidance as they learn to navigate online requirements.
The WKA RLP will follow established remote-learning school schedules for online class times, breaks, and dismissal according to each student’s specific school and teacher schedules. Karate class is an integral part of our program and will follow remote-learning school dismissal times.
The WKA RSP schedule options are:
See the included program pricing and enrollment details for more information.
The Washington Karate Association (WKA) has been serving the Pacific Northwest for over 50 years. Recognized worldwide for the exceptional quality of its instructors, students and athletes, it is notable that the WKA was the first traditional karate organization to accept women and children. The Kinder Karate Program was designed as a specified program, the first of its kind, proving that the youngest children were highly receptive to discipline and performance. Many of these children now have their own children enrolled.
"The Washington Karate program is an excellent way for children to develop physical, mental, and emotional well-being." Dr. Thomas Staiger, Medical Director, UW Medical Center
Our success with child development has been exceptional. Universities our children/students attended include:
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To contact us about the Remote Learning Program, call us at (206) 363-0341 or at email@example.com
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