The past month or so has been the most challenging month in memory for most of us in the Education field. Four weeks ago, I think it’s safe to say that nobody would have thought schools across the country would be completely shut down.
But, here we are. For the past few weeks, schools have had to almost entirely invent and implement distance learning – a challenge in and of itself for students pursuing their degrees in college – much less distance learning in Kindergarten. Much effort has been heroically placed into that effort.
In the blockbuster hit, “Hamilton,” Lin Manual Miranda’s King George asks the difficult question of the newly formed United States: “What comes next?”
We ask the same question. What comes next? What happens in the fall, when schools (hopefully) open back up? What does instruction look like then – when students have missed 1/3 of the prior year of instruction – even despite our best efforts at distance learning.
In collaboration with experts across the country, ion is teaming up to bring you the “What Comes Next” webinar series – starting May 4th. We’ll post more details as they become available – but we are planning on hosting a series of 60-90 minute webinars that will address topics important to resuming instruction in the fall.
Check back for more details. We’ll post them everywhere when we have them sorted out.
Hang in there everyone – the good news is – school will open up again! Every single day, we are one day closer to the end of this pandemic.