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Distance Learning at Bryn Mawr

Developing resilient young women is a part of Bryn Mawr’s 135-year mission. Whether on campus or through virtual classrooms, we continue to inspire students to challenge themselves, engage with their classmates and community, and lead for the greater good. Learn more about Bryn Mawr’s Distance Learning program.
At Bryn Mawr, we believe in learning in a joyous and supportive community. We value the relationships between students and faculty, and feel that the daily give and take of the classroom is formative in a student’s learning process. In the event of an extended disruption of campus activities, we believe that we can remain connected in spirit and learning through our Distance Learning program.

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  • Technology Resources and Expectations

    Technology is a key component of a Distance Learning environment and Bryn Mawr has a number of resources available to support families’ effective use of technology at home. Students are expected to have access to an iPad, laptop or desktop computer and a reliable internet connection in order to participate in Distance Learning. If families do not have technology resources available at home, they should contact the school for assistance. As always, students are expected to check their Bryn Mawr email frequently throughout the day and students are expected to adhere to the acceptable use policy at all times. If a student is having technical issues, the Technology Department staff can be contacted at studenthelp@brynmawrschool.org.

    Bryn Mawr thoroughly screens each technology platform used to ensure that privacy standards are met. A full list of approved technology tools, sorted by each division can be found here and families should also refer to the Policy for Student Participation in Distance Learning.
  • Student Support

    Our Student Support Service Department will continue to provide services and systems that support students’ success and overall well being within a Distance Learning environment. Our Counselors, Learning Specialists and Health Personnel will be readily available for consultation, personalized virtual support and referral services throughout the school day. Our team will continue to maintain regular communication with students currently receiving support, via Google hangouts, and email. Phone consultation will also be utilized on an as needed by our Health Personnel. Here are some distance learning tips from Bryn Mawr's Student Support Services.
  • Community + Inclusion

    We are committed to supporting our entire community by fostering a culture that is inclusive, respectful, and safe for everyone in our school and online environments. In times of fear, uncertainty and alarm, ensuring a sense of safety and belonging starts with supporting each other—especially those in our community who are facing bias, discrimination, and attacks based on their identity. Given our diverse Bryn Mawr community, it is essential that we practice community care as we move forward. We will continue our important community programming with moments for classmates to come together in supportive clubs and advisory group spaces through online forums.

Learning in Action

What's New

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  • 2020-21 Reopening Plan

    Bryn Mawr shared plans to reopen for the 2020-21 academic year.
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  • Celebrating our Athletes

    This spring, Martian Nation was disappointed that our spring athletes were unable to compete due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our athletes may have missed this season, we are proud of their resolve, positivity and desire to remain connected with their teammates and move forward together.
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  • Class of 2020 College Matriculation

    The 80 talented and motivated students of the Class of 2020 will attend 56 colleges and universities across the U.S. 12 student athletes will play sports at the collegiate level.
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  • Class Day 2020

    On Thursday, June 4, the Upper School community gathered virtually for Class Day to recognize and celebrate student achievements for the 2019-2020 school year.
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  • At the Movies: WWII

    Upper School History and Government Teacher Karen Cullen used distance learning as an opportunity to launch a project she always wanted to do— give tenth grade Modern World History students a “dive into everything World War II” via classic war movies.
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  • Geometry: Indirect Measurement

    Upper School geometry students got creative on an assignment from math teacher Mr. Ecker. 
     
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  • Bryn Mawr’s Own Bill Nye

    Lower School science teacher Noah Robinson is turning into the next Bill Nye with his funny and engaging science videos, featuring Bryn Mawr students, his cat, and plenty of at-home labs and experiments. 
     
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  • Caring for our Community

    Two Bryn Mawr Seniors are turning this difficult time into an opportunity to care for members of the Baltimore community.
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  • Echo Hill Week Continues

    Fifth graders enjoyed a memorable “in-lieu-of-Echo-Hill" week to mark the grade’s traditional annual outdoor adventure. 
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  • Fourth Grade Researchers

    Group projects are still possible over Zoom, all you need is a little teamwork.
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  • French from Afar

    Bethany McAndrew, Chair of the World Languages & Cultures Department, explains how French students continue to collaborate during distance learning.
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  • Tapas Time

     
    Lower School Spanish teacher Lisa Warren organized a tasty tapas party for second grade students.
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  • Visit with "Sourdough" Author

    Librarian Patti Rickert-Wilbur organized a faculty and staff book discussion on the novel Sourdough, complete with a virtual visit by author Robin Sloan. 
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  • International Zooms

    Upper School Spanish students at Bryn Mawr connected virtually with students in Argentina for a multilingual discussion about COVID-19 and distance learning.
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  • Students Launch "Bryn Buddies"

    Expanded cross-divisional connections are a silver lining of Distance Learning. 
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  • A Gym Drill to Remember

    The Bryn Mawr community carried on the tradition of gathering (virtually) for the 116th annual Gym Drill.
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  • Bryn Mawr Helps Make PPE

    Bryn Mawr has partnered with OpenWorks and Adfinitas Health in Maryland to print and collect 3-D face shields for medical professionals.
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  • Joyous the Love: A Reflection

    Music Teacher Todd Harrison Twining reflects on The Bryn Mawr School song Joyous the Love during this extraordinary time, saying "each line started to mean a lot more to me than ever before."
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  • 2nd Grade Science

    Watch Mr. Robinson as he teaches 2nd graders the science behind boats.
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  • Earth Day at the Little School

    Little School children and families celebrated Earth Day at home with a variety of activities, including crafts, poetry and songs.
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