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Learning from Mistakes

By Eliana Belle Kindergarten, Gervais Elementary School, Gervais Education Association One of my biggest challenges with online learning is the age group I work with. The 5- and 6-year-old students I teach don't have very much experience on computers yet....

Better Days Ahead

By Dana Mohn 5th Grade Teacher, North Bay Elementary School, North Bend Education Association As we have started distance learning, one of the biggest challenges I have found is finding activities and strategies that get the students (and me) engaged...

Choose Wisely, Find Connections

By Jessica Schrunk Biology Faculty, Chemeketa Community College - Yamhill Valley Campus Teaching my biology courses online has been a new and challenging experience for me. All my courses prior to the school closure have been in person and biology...

Teaching Skills, Setting Boundaries

By Alejandra Guerrero K-5 Learning Resource Classroom Teacher, Salem Keizer School DistrictMember of the OEA Special Education Committee Accessing technology for my 51 students has been a significant barrier since the closure started. I’ve noticed that my students who receive...

Creating Access Points to Distance Learning

By Aly Nestler 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, Springfield Public Schools Since the initial school closure on March 13, the most challenging issue I’ve had to grapple with has been trying to understand and address the inherent inequities involved in...