With Arizona schools being closed through the end of the school year, teachers, administrators and students alike have had to adapt in order to shift to online learning.
In this episode, AZEdNews’ Morgan Willis hears how various school districts are coping with these changes, and how they are helping their communities.
AZEdNews Podcast by Morgan Willis: Educators, students and communities are adapting to online learning
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But first we’ll take a look at how a high school students is helping her community.
Cactus Shadows High School sophomore Angelique Cort is creating masks for first responders and school staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some students didn’t have access to a computer to do online learning, so Peoria Unified School District supplied students with laptops – just under 5,400 laptops.
Casa Grande Elementary School District‘s Michael Cruz said they’ve been distributing printed learning packets to students without Internet access and a local organization held a fundraiser to help with that.
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Flagstaff Unified School District created a digital hub to help online learning and is working with the Navajo Nation to make sure families have the resources they need.
Dysart Unified School District‘s teachers have learned to connect and reach out to students online in new ways.
Litchfield Elementary School District said they’re finding fun and unique ways to help celebrate students and reach out to teachers and the community with help from local groups.