53 minutes | May 15th 2020

How COVID-19 Will Change Education

I wanted to chat with someone about everything I had been reading online and seeing from schools around the world, some of which are beginning to open up after 3 months of remote learning.  Carl Hooker was the first person to come to mind.

Carl Hooker has been in education for 20+ years and is an Apple Distinguished educator, has served as a classroom teacher, instructional technologist, virtualization coordinator, director of innovation & digital learning, and founder of iPadpalooza, an educational technology conference in central Texas.

In today's episode, Carl and I chat about what the future of education may look like not only in this upcoming school year but what it may look like beyond Covid19.

  • the transition from 'emergency remote learning' to 'how to do remote learning well'
  • two best practices that have emerged so far in remote learning
  • what some school schedules around the world are already doing
  • what type of schools will thrive in this environment
  • impacts of the current extended 'summer slide'
  • psychological impacts on student of prolonged social distancing
  • how schools in China are currently following santization & social distancing protocols
  • what blended part in-class, part virtual-class could look like
  • approaches of independent / private schools vs public schools
  • what a 'delayed start' could look like
  • schools that are already planning for a fully remote Fall 2020
  • emerging possibilities for teachers & students who prefer remote learning
  • changes to testing and assessment
  • opportunities to differentiate in virtual learning
  • optimal ratio of synchronous vs asynchronous time
  • how to build community in the virtual classroom
  • what a post COVID-19 classroom may look like
  • equity and access; leveling the playing field for all students
  • words of hope for educators who are worried, scared, and anxious about the future of education





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