Traditional School Pivot Due to COVID-19

Traditional School Pivot Due to COVID-19

by Dr. Bryan P. Sanders The students are present, but where’s the school? Housing. Food. Clothing. Medicine. Computer. Internet. Education. It’s roughly in that order. Education can only really happen when everything else is in place. School closures reveal the fragility of so many children in need every day. With the likelihood that most, if not all, children will be home for the unforeseeable future, some corporations and public resources are already helping to provide access to the basics. I hope that we reach every child in need. So, let’s presuppose we can get students online in a warm, comfortable room with three square meals. We still have a major problem. Teachers’ carefully planned lessons were upended on short notice to switch to remote online learning. We have a lingering assumption that the Internet is best used as a place to go and find resources for teaching and learning. But then what? Will students read an article or watch a video and then answer...
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