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Give kids skills employers want, starting early

Originally published in The Press Times – July 31, 2020 With much of the focus turning to how to safely reopen the economy and getting people back to work, there is still uncertainty about what the economy will look like after the pandemic. In many industries it’s likely jobs that were once in abundance will […]

Online a solid option for Sequim students

Originally published by Sequim Gazette – July 29, 2020 This has been a difficult year for education. Many students, parents, and teachers, will let you know that the transition to online school during the pandemic wasn’t easy. As the fall quickly approaches, some are wondering if education will ever be the same again. I want […]

Leter: Consider online learning

Originally published by the Antelope Valley Press – June 27, 2020 One question I’m hearing as brick-and-mortar schools consider whether to open their doors this fall is, “how will students develop important beginning of the school year relationships if online learning continues?” While you may not think of socialization when you hear the words “virtual […]

Thousands Looking Into Online Schooling Option

Originally aired on WSLS-TV – June 11, 2020 Parents are trying to plan for the fall not knowing what school will look like for students. Thousands of families are looking into new options that don’t involve local school systems and are online. Serenity Mullins loves to do her school work outside with the family cat. […]

Parents Are Getting More Involved in Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

Originally published by EdSurge – June 2, 2020 Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. And if you’re anything like me, it’s been even harder in the age of COVID-19. The shift to remote learning has been a big adjustment for my kids. And, to be honest, it’s been challenging for their […]

Letter: Online teaching tips

Originally published in Traverse City Record-Eagle – June 2, 2020 For so many of us, this school year is different than any other. Due to COVID-19, teachers who are accustomed to brick-and-mortar classrooms were suddenly thrust into an online teaching environment. As an online teacher at Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan, I want to share […]

Letter: Memorable experiences through virtual learning

Originally published in The Roanoke Times– May 13, 2020 Students across Virginia are now learning from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that does not mean they have to miss out on memorable experiences! Field trips and guest speakers provide a fun way to help expand on what students learn in the classroom by […]

Arkansas Virtual Academy FFA Chapter shows how FFA works online

Originally published in AG Daily – April 6, 2020 As of January 2020, FFA was thought by many to be a hands-on, in-the-classroom-only organization. However with the last few weeks, we quickly realized the need to transition learning environments online due to the spread of the coronavirus. One chartered FFA chapter in Arkansas was already […]

Virtual learning might be on the horizon for SC schools after COVID-19 pandemic

Originally published in The Index-Journal – March 27, 2020 The ongoing coronavirus pandemic led Gov. Henry McMaster to give an executive order and close all public pre-K-12 schools, initially through March, but on Tuesday, the closures were extended through April. School districts across South Carolina were forced to turn to eLearning and instructional packets to […]