Time & Date
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm
WBUR CitySpace Virtual EventOpen in Google Maps
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.
WBUR senior education reporter Carrie Jung moderated 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.
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
WBUR has launched a series exploring how learning in Massachusetts schools have been shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. Check out our coverage here.