26 minutes | Dec 7th 2020

Education in Appalachia: COVID-19 is changing education in the region

In this episode of our podcast, host by Dr. Caitlin Howley , director of child welfare and education at ICF, is joined by Dr. John Ross, one of ICF’s experts on instructional design and blended learning, to discuss the challenges students, parents, and educators across Appalachia are facing as they deal with COVID-19.

They cover topics such as:

  • The effect limited resources have on every aspect of the educational experience.
  • How different schools and school districts are addressing internet access and barriers to technology.
  • What online learning reveals about student engagement prior to the pandemic.
  • Positive changes in education that will likely remain long after COVID-19 is no longer a threat.
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