Champaign Special Education Teacher explains how she’s adapting to the pandemic | Top Stories

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – One special education teacher in Champaign loves her job, and this pandemic has made her realize why. 

Katie Smith teaches at Barkstall Elementary School. As a special education teacher, she loves making her students feel just like everyone else. 

“My favorite part of being a special ed teacher is working with students who have either internalized or been told, directly or indirectly that they are somehow less than, and showing them that with hard work, and with the right teaching strategies they can learn,” Smith told WAND News.

But the pandemic brought challenges to her teaching. Smith, along with her students, had to get over the technology curve. “I had never zoomed, I have never made a Google slide assignment, ” said Smith. “I had never had to describe to students in action I want them to do without them having visual cues.”

But this only

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Homegrown enrichment provider offers learning lessons amid online education revolution, Business News & Top Stories

Ask any student in Singapore what school life has been like these past few months and they’ll likely mention video classes, computer-aided lessons and other virtual tools and platforms.

Online learning is here to stay, even as students of all levels returned to brick-and-mortar classrooms and learning centres after months of home-based learning earlier this year.

The shift to blended learning — a mix of e-learning and face-to-face teaching — among schools and enrichment centres has opened portals to growth opportunities for homegrown enrichment provider I Can Read (ICR).

Set up in 2000, the firm provides English language training for teachers and literacy courses for pupils from 2.5 to 12 years old. It began developing online resources and platforms for teachers and students in 2018 and now operates in 13 markets across Asia and the Middle East.

“We’ve been working on ways to deliver our training programmes and curriculum online

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Support teachers on social media with your #TeachersCan stories

TEXAS, USA — World Teachers’ Day is Monday, Oct. 5, and we’re encouraging all Texans to help highlight the teachers who have made a difference in their life and the lives of their family members.

You can share a video or post on social media using the hashtag #TeachersCan and #ThankATeacher to make sure everyone knows about that special person who guided you or a loved one in their education.

We are partnering this year with #TeachersCan, a statewide movement supported by more than 125 partnering businesses and organizations committed to elevating the teaching profession and honoring the critical role teachers play in the success of Texas.

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