20
May

Education Now And Then: Projections On Post-COVID Learning

In addition to the students she has in class, Carmen Rios attends to her kindergarten students who are attending class remotely using her laptop at Barbieri Elementary School in Framingham. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
In addition to the students she has in class, Carmen Rios attends to her kindergarten students who are attending class remotely using her laptop at Barbieri Elementary School in Framingham. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Time & Date

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace Virtual EventOpen in Google Maps

Ticket Price

Free

The coronavirus pandemic upended education. Educators were forced to reinvent how they approach students and material almost overnight. As a challenging year comes to a close, more students and educators imagine what the “new normal” should look like. We examine the innovations that students and teachers hope will stay, and the new ways educators are supporting students through the losses of the pandemic.

Join WBUR senior education reporter Carrie Jung for a conversation with students and educators to discuss hopes and fears for learning after the pandemic. We’ll gather again early in the next school year to check in, discussing successes, difficulties and where improvements could continue to be made.

Panelists 

Ulana Ainsworth - inclusion kindergarten teacher and teacher leader, Curtis Guild Elementary School in Boston

Elijah Heckstall - principal, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School

Brittany Jenney - ESL teacher, New Bedford High School

Kathleen Smith - interim superintendent, Weymouth Public Schools

Join the conversation! Submit your questions to us before and during the event here.


Unexpected Lessons

WBUR has launched a series exploring how learning in Massachusetts schools have been shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. Check out our coverage here. More stories will be added throughout the week.