Providing students with extracurricular activities during virtual learning is a promising practice for supporting students’ growth and learning. It also enhances students’ connection and sense of belonging.
In this activity, staff create opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular clubs virtually – this can involve academic clubs, social/hobby groups, leadership, community service, and diversity and cultural clubs. To implement this activity:
Note: As students are working virtually, it is also important to allow them some sidebar conversations upon entering the club so that they can get caught up on the latest happenings (students would typically socialize in this manner if in person).