47 minutes | Oct 30th 2020

How Is School Reopening Going?

Schools have reopened in Fall 2020 amid the COVID19 pandemic, and educators are putting in overtime to make it work. Four educators speak about their experiences getting students learning again either online or in person: Superintendent Teddy Clevinger in Bell County, Texas; engineering entrepreneurship teacher Melanie Kong in Seattle, Washington; science and engineering teacher Amy Morriss in New Orleans, Louisiana; and engineering and architecture teacher Audrea Moyers in Austin, Texas. They describe their challenges and successes as educators so far this year. Related to this episode: • Music clips from Doctor Dreamchip: https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/ • Sketchup for schools: https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-for-schools • Slack for distance learning: https://slack.com/solutions/distance-learning • Microsoft Teams: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software • Google Jamboard: https://jamboard.google.com/ • Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated? https://www.npr.org/2020/10/21/925794511/were-the-risks-of-reopening-schools-exaggerated • New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/23/915738935/new-dashboard-tracks-coronavirus-cases-in-schools-across-47-states Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games or The Calculator Gator. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.