When COVID-19 closed Columbus City Schools, transformation coach Dr. Tiffany Tynes Curry (OH ’16) knew there would be a learning curve for teachers new to online instruction. She didn’t realize some district educators didn’t even have Internet access at home.
Like many educators, Becky Streff (NE ’18) is teaching two sets of students from her home right now: her fifth-graders at North Bend Central Elementary School via distance learning, and her own four children. Every parent will want to read her masterful tips for making at-home schooling fun.
Amy Braswell (AR '02) wants educators to look for hope and opportunity in the current pandemic: "Dream big and never lose sight of the fact that this too shall pass."
Videos from around the world explain the COVID-19 pandemic in terms even the youngest children can understand.
With help from technology teacher Adam Parvanta (ME '19), students created a public service announcement to reinforce the need for social distancing—working virtually, of course.
Join science educator Rick Crosslin (IN '98) for fascinating experiments straight from his home lab.
Dr. Jayda Pugliese (PA '16), the principal of St. Mary Interparochial School in Philadelphia, started planning for remote instruction with her staff just ahead of Pennsylvania’s statewide school closures. Students are learning, teachers are adjusting, and Zoom-based “clubs” provide a daily dose of fun.
Principal Dr. Dilhani Uswatte (AL '09) finds a unique way to connect with students when coronavirus closes her school.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an understandably scary topic for kids. We asked Los Angeles psychologist Dr. Nina Tepper how adults can help.
In January, Andrew Franz (NY '17) did a unit with his students on pathogens called "Horror in Wuhan," in which students researched the new virus that was taking hold in China: "It's weird how the relevancy of what we do in the classroom can relate to our own lives."