How To Make Online Learning Work For Your Company This Year

CEO of Livius and co-author of “Hacking the SAT: Tips and Tricks to Help You Prepare, Plan Ahead, and Increase Your Score.”

In the days immediately following the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic on U.S. shores, schools shut down as administrators and parents raced to gear up for digital classrooms. Unfortunately, many of those educators and concerned parents found the nationwide online learning experiment to be a struggle. 

That consensus seems to be growing now that schools across the country have begun the new academic year. Social media is full of posts from parents, teachers and students describing a fraught, frustrating school day that often ends in tears all around. The same is true for employees and leaders attempting to navigate remote working, training and professional development.

Yet there’s a learning opportunity hidden in the chaos, and your company can benefit from it. Given the continued battle against the

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Stevenson parents, students blast remote learning, call for hybrid model

Maria Newhouse moved to Long Grove so her daughter could attend Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire because of its reputation for academic excellence.

But attending classes in a pandemic through Zoom video conferencing isn’t the ideal learning environment Newhouse, and other parents, had envisioned.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“Remote learning is not an education,” Newhouse said. “Zoom (is) for conference calls. You don’t educate children via Zoom.”

Newhouse was among a group of Stevenson High School parents and students who rallied Monday outside the school demanding the district resume in-person classes. They sought to put pressure on the school board, which meets Monday, Oct. 19.

Stevenson High School District 125, which has about 4,300 students and more than 700 faculty members, was among the first suburban districts to switch to only remote learning at the beginning of the fall semester.

At the time, Superintendent Eric Twadell said it was more palatable than the alternative

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Educators need time for online learning to be effective

Albert D. Ritzhaupt
 |  Guest columnist

I have been teaching online for more than 15 years and my research agenda broadly focuses on learning in technology-enhanced environments, including online learning. While I do not claim to be an expert and fully admit I do not have all of the answers, I believe this perspective will help us better understand the challenges facing both students and educators right now.

What we witnessed this past March as schools and universities closed their face-to-face operations and quickly pivoted to emergency remote teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic does not represent the qualities of effective online learning. I don’t believe it is fair for us to judge hard-working educators based on this single experience or to judge the merits of online learning.

Although online learning continues to steadily grow in the United States, most educators have never taught online and were suddenly challenged

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Teachers union survey quantifies mental toll from remote learning

Those having the worst time are working on hybrid schedules, with students learning both in-person and from home at the same time, Education Minnesota found.

Union president Denise Specht said in a statement that schools should take any unnecessary tasks off teachers’ plates and stop requiring them to teach students in multiple places at once.

“That arrangement may have seemed like a good idea in August, but it’s not working in October and it may drive out hundreds of teachers by May,” she said.

29% ‘thinking about quitting’

The union said the online survey fielded 9,723 responses between Sept. 23 and Oct. 5. About 83% were teachers, with school nurses, counselors and aides also responding.

Overall, 29%t said they were “thinking about quitting or retiring.”

“Our public schools won’t function if thousands of educators burn out and leave. It’s time to adjust,” Specht said.

However, retirements since May actually are

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Coronavirus impact: Bay Area parents, teachers, students share challenges of virtual learning since start of school

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s been more than a month since public school districts in the Bay Area opted to return to online classes and educators and parents are starting to recognize the negative consequences of virtual learning.

“I am of the point of view that the public health interest of these children is served by getting these schools open,” stated CDC Director, Robert Redfield.

“There is no substitute for being in school like with your students,” added Mark Sanchez, a teacher who serves on the school board in San Francisco.

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While everyone acknowledges that in-person learning is best for students, many feel the virus and its potential for spreading have left us helpless, with no other option but to continue with remote learning.

“It’s going ok, but I miss my friends for real life,” said 4-year-old Marion, sitting on her mother’s

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Globe provides connectivity solutions for online learning at STI Education Services Group, Inc.

Online learning is part of the new normal as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on in the country. With educational institutions transitioning to distance learning as part of the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education’s mandate, STI Education Services Group Inc. partnered with Globe for their Load Up service, which will prove vital in students’ access to learning management systems, websites, and various apps needed for online education. 

Through the partnership, the institution secured Globe’s Load Up service, which gives unlimited prepaid credits to multiple recipients. The Load Up service can only be accessed via a secure web-based platform where recipients of the prepaid load credits or promos from Globe are managed in real-time.

“As internet connectivity becomes of greater importance for education, we have sought plans and solutions to make learning more accessible for students coming from different walks of life. Our partnership with Globe

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5 ways to help students with disabilities who struggle with online learning

Interventions may include meeting with the student and parent, letting the student fidget, asking the student for help, offering incentives, and helping find an outside therapist if needed.

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The change from learning in person to learning remotely has had an impact on all students, but that impact may be greater for students with disabilities.

Educators to consider taking the following steps if they notice a student struggling with remote instruction.

1. Meet with the student and parent. Ask the student what his biggest challenge is and where he’s getting stuck, says Christina Reese, a licensed clinical professional counselor who trains school therapists who work with students with mental health disorders in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Then together with the parents, try to problem-solve it.

2. Let the student fidget. Once you have identified the challenge, determine what supports the student might need to have around his device

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Lakewood elementary school teachers deliver books to kids during remote learning

First grade teachers Nicole Andregg and Patricia Birch found a way to stay connected to their students.

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — This year, the school year is unprecedented, and different on so many levels for everyone, including teachers.

Two first-grade teachers, from Hayes Elementary School in Lakewood, found a way to bridge the gap and connect with kids, through reading.

When their students started the school year off remotely, Nicole Andregg and Patricia Birch knew many of their students didn’t have what they needed.

“We also knew that a lot of kids don’t have books in their hands all the time. So we thought, ‘why don’t we just start a bookmobile?’ We can deliver books to children and say hi to them. And they’ll get to see our faces and have a little special treat from us,” Patricia said.

“They’re just smiling and beaming and we are, too,” Nicole echoed.

Teaming

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Leaders From Top Nursing Schools Predict More Online Learning, Simulations in 2021

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – October 12, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​RegisteredNursing.org discussed the future of nursing education with department chairs, leaders, and faculty from top nursing schools and they tend to agree – students can expect more online learning and high-tech virtual simulations from nursing school in 2021.

Nursing education leaders from renowned schools such as Johns Hopkins University, Baylor University, and University of San Francisco, as well as from regional schools such as Lakeland Community College and Augusta Technical College, all weighed in when asked, “In light of the changes that nursing students have seen in 2020, what will nursing school look like in 2021?”

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting nursing schools, nursing students have had to adjust quickly. Online coursework and canceled in-person clinical rotations have become the norm

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