The shift to emergency instruction this spring was an adjustment for educators. And for parents. But what about those who are both?
In this IEA REPORTER interview, we spoke with members Sally Mitchell from Boise and Lacey Watkins from Moscow. They share their stories about the challenges created by the unexpected move to online education from their perspective as educators who also had to find ways for their own kids to adjust. The conversation touched on several relevant questions and topics.
How difficult was it for educators and students to stay connected?
What is missing with online instruction?
Do parents have a new appreciation for the work of educators?
The problem of inequity in computer devices and internet access.
Too many platforms to navigate effectively.
What did we learn that can be applied to instruction and learning in the fall?