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Connections: What has the pandemic taught us about remote learning?

May 14, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently said that the pandemic should change the way we approach schools. He said that with technology, and our new experience with remote learning, some things should not go back to the way they were before. The governor is not suggesting that all learning happen remotely; he wants to take the good aspects of remote learning and apply them going forward.

But many parents and teachers are apprehensive about that; they are struggling to find much good to take from this experience. We discuss what the pandemic has taught us about remote learning, engaging with students, the use of technology, and more. Our guests:

  • John Baynes, English teacher at Our Lady of Mercy, and Monroe County Legislator
  • Fiona Connolly, 12th grade student at Our Lady of Mercy
  • Beth Larter, school librarian at Walt Disney Elementary School in Gates Chili
  • Susan Kavanagh, parent