Should the Department of Education keep remote classes as an option for those who want it in the future? Why or why not?

What is a remote class? Here’s how I want the question to be asked: Should the DOE support teachers to make their teaching and students learning experiences flow as seamlessly as possible between face-to-face meetings and online synchronous and asynchronous learning? To this (rather tortured) question I would scream from the rooftops, YES! And yes, there are plenty of less idealistic ways to say this. Here are a couple of things we SHOULD have learned in this pandemic, resources, and approaches to learning that we should keep even in the inter-pandemic periods (See what I did there?)

  1. Students should have computers with them in and out of school, and they should have access to a powerful Internet connection no matter where they are.
  2. Teachers should have all curriculum available and online at the beginning of the semester and they should become guides with this material no matter if the students or the teachers are in a face-to-face class or online.
  3. Students must begin to be evaluated and given credit for work accomplished, not seat time.

Thanks for reimagining with me here today!

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