Creating A Win Situation
Schools across the nation are potentially starting in the Fall. For many young children in-house schooling may need to be an option because that age group tends to learn more from real-world experiences and hands-on activities. Not to mention parents that work during the day need somewhere for their children to go for enrichment. How do we make real world connections amid Covid-19?
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Assessing the Stakes
The teachers that work with your children could be a serious risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. The Centers for Disease Control have identified several factors that put individuals at increased risk of serious illness if infected: diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, moderate or severe asthma, having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 40, or having a compromised immune system, which for example, may occur during cancer treatment. Also, older people, around age 65, are at a higher risk as well. Children are less likely to become ill, often only showing mild or no symptoms at all. Additionally, because of their relaxed hygiene practices, spreading the virus from person to person is more likely. So large amounts of students cooped up in close quarters does nothing to aid in flattening the curve.
Considering an Innovative Approach to Learning in the 21st Century
With too many questions and not enough answers for teachers, staff, families, and the community at-large one may consider new ways to provide quality instruction at a distance. What will the State Board of Education in your local community do in this situation? Will students/families have to tell school personnel if members of their household have traveled to COVID hotspots? How is the teacher supposed to use nonverbal cues and other redirection techniques without the ability to interact with their children? Let’s explore these questions together! To learn more about how CDMA Business Model collaborates with schools, visit The Model – CDMA Business Model.