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Collaborative Education, the Lark Way
For Philippines-based The Abba’s Orchard, a leading provider of Montessori education, Lark’s ability to re-create the classroom in the midst of a pandemic meant that the learning didn’t have to stop.
Xavier Angelo Paez Barrameda
Head of School & Director
"Lark continues to be the primary hub for our teachers and students, and we look forward to our continued growth on the platform."
The Abba's Orchard stands to this day as the first and only school system in the Asia-Pacific, present in nine (9) major national hubs, that is equipped, trained, and experienced to offer high-fidelity Montessori curriculum for children from Infancy to Adolescence (see Erdkinder), enrolling close to 1,200 students in all its thirteen (13) campus locations.
With the lockdown soon to be in effect, The Abba’s Orchard launched its first Distance Learning with Home Partnership (DLHP 1.0) trialing apps like Zoom, MS Teams, Google Classroom and more but as these were not true all-in-one solutions, this meant that students and teachers had to manage a variety of different apps to get basic coursework done.
There was also a desire from management to re-create the classroom experience and offer students and teachers a way to interact outside of designated lesson times, something that those other solutions could not provide
The Lark Advantage
With Lark, The Abba’s Orchard had an integrated collaboration and communications platform that contained all the functions needed for effective distance learning.
Lark’s powerful video conferencing feature allowed teachers and students to connect.
Managing documents became a breeze with Lark Docs allowing students to collaborate on assignments without the hassle of uploading documents to the cloud.
Lark’s Calendar feature in particular was lauded for its ability to allow students to keep track of schedules and better manage time.
Lark’s intuitive interface also meant that for the students, there was little in the way of on-boarding needed.
Lark has become the primary tool for online lessons.
Lark’s powerful business functions also means that company staff use the platform for key business functions.
Enabled effective remote learning during COVID-19
Educational tools integrated into Lark by The Abba's Orchard provide a seamless, all-in-one classroom app.