Murray Learning Distance Learning Resources

The following resources and tips will help guide you and ensure your success during our distance learning period.

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  • Effective Workspaces

    Digital working, while something that is new to Loyola, has become a prominent feature in the workforce. Many age-old professions can now be utilized from the comfort of our own homes. But with this shift comes an even more important change, the evolution of the workspace. Now, it is more about the workspace rather than the workplace. Here are some tips to keeping your workspace productive and effective:

    Everything has a Place

    - Create an uncluttered workspace that is specifically for school

    -  Make sure your space has a consistent WIFI connection

    - Set up the tools and materials you will need to complete your schoolwork everyday

    -  Adjust the height of your chair, keyboard, and screen so that you are comfortable

    -  Lighting in your workspace should be at least as bright as the computer screen to avoid eye strain

    Minimize Distractions

    - Put your phone out of reach and on silent. Let friends and family members know the hours that you will be "at" school

    - Turn the TV off, and make your workspace separate from others who might cause distractions.

    - Avoid games and looking at social media while working as it is easy to lose track of the time.

    Make a Schedule

    - Take a look at the schedules included on this paged under "Scheduling Tools." Print them out and fill them in. Follow that schedule.

    Set Expectations

    - Set some goals for the day. What do you need to get done? What would you like to get done? Prioritize those goals and give yourself a reward when you accomplish them!

    Use Your Resources

    - Contact IT if you don’t know how to connect somewhere:

    - Contact your guidance counselor if you are struggling with distance learning
  • Scheduling Tools

    The tools below were designed using Loyola’s new distance learning schedule. The weekly schedule gives you a overview of A-day classes, B-day classes and Office Hours. The task manager can be printed and used to keep track of assignments, questions and assessments.

    Weekly Schedule Template

    - Student Sample

    Daily Task Manager Template

    - Student Sample
  • Virtual Learning Strategies


    - Attend all classes. Record assignments and due dates.

    - Attempt all assignments independently. Use the Task Manager tool to record questions.

    - Consider setting a timer and take breaks (ex: work 20 minutes, break 5 minutes)

    - Get help from your classroom teacher and your Murray teacher
  • Staying Connected

    - Take advantage of teacher's office hours on Wednesdays.

    - Check in with the Murray Learning Specialists.

    - Set up group chat sessions with your classmates on TEAMS
                 - Collaborate on classwork
                 - Study together
                 - Talk about your Distance Learning experience by exchanging ideas and tips
Have questions? Reach out to a Murray teacher, even if it is after hours. We will answer all your questions when we can. Need help from your teacher? Ask for it. Although this distance learning period can lead to confusion, your teachers are here to help.

Contact Us

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    Mr. Kevin Selby 

    Department Chair Murray Services, Learning Specialist
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 248
  • Photo of Maria Baird

    Mrs. Maria Baird 

    Learning Specialist, Murray Services
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 456
  • Photo of Mary Casalena

    Mrs. Mary Casalena 

    Learning Specialist, Murray Services
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 206
  • Photo of Wendy Cotter

    Dr. Wendy Cotter 

    Learning Specialist, Murray Services
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 560
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    Mrs. Barbara Leon 

    Learning Specialist, Murray Services
    (410) 823-0601 Ext. 286
  • Photo of Jessica Schafer

    Mrs. Jessica Schafer 

    Learning Specialist, Murray Services
    (410) 823-0601 Ext. 222
500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
(410) 823-0601