Education in the Age of COVID

MIDLAND, Pa., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Join the online magazine, The Incline and PA Cyber on October 14, 2020 as we host a virtual panel of educators discussing strategies and tips on how to make the 2020-2021 school year the best it can be. The panel will provide opportunities to learn from a collection of innovative educators, representing various styles of education and take questions from the audience regarding the issues that schools, teachers, students, and parents are facing right now.

If you are a parent, you know this school year has been anything but normal. You constantly work toward the successes. And you certainly know the difficult journey that comes with navigating the details of schooling during this pandemic. It is likely that today’s “new normal” has brought some version of virtual learning into your student’s life. Our panel intends to provide some useful tips to make

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A Look At The Innovators Driving Education Change In An Age Of Political Paralysis

While the political cyclone of 2020 continues to suck the air out of the proverbial room, the world of education innovation continues to engage in the all important task of responding to and iterating for the challenges of education worldwide. It’s astounding and inspiring to convene with the best in class entrepreneurs whose work is not only making a difference, but can help you forget the insanity we live in today. 

It’s hard to believe, but I had the chance to attend one such convening just last month, in Italy, no less! In full disclosure, the US-Italia Ed Innovation Festival, was the brainchild of my organization.  Our “modest” goal was to create a new education renaissance, so we set out to do so with this unique hybrid event. What’s most remarkable and

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Special education in the age of COVID-19: ‘We are surviving, and in some ways even thriving’

Tammi Snedeker’s autistic son, Christian, goes to school in Derry Township School District. He’s a hands-on learner, and Snedeker said virtual learning last spring was a challenge.

“Friday night would roll around, the homework was due and we would be sitting down with just tears and screaming — trying to get at least a 75%,” Snedeker said.

Starting this fall, Christian is going to school in-person two days a week, though Snedeker said she’s pushing for his school to teach him in-person all five days.

“I’m just worried about him falling behind. He struggles to learn already, and he is extremely smart, he just, he doesn’t have the attention and the drive to do it on his own,” she said.

Students with intellectual disabilities or special needs are disproportionally affected by virtual learning because they miss out on vital socializing, skill-building and emotional growth, experts say. Consistent routine, physical touch,

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