APRIL 15, 2020
BY BRITTEN FOLLETT
Librarians are leading learning across the nation, in districts that have moved instruction and resources online in the wake of a global pandemic.
One of my colleagues is known for regularly reminding us that a crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste. The COVID-19 crisis has forced districts to redefine the manner in which they are delivering education.
In the best-case scenario, district leaders had a week to develop and roll out an eLearning strategy to students. Most teachers had a weekend to prep, and sent their students home without a defined plan or resources to help parents who became teachers overnight.