UW Supporting Education Providers During COVID-19
The University of Wyoming College of Education stepped up when schools across the country switched to online learning when COVID-19 hit, supporting teachers, students, and the larger state education community.
Several UW professors published the college's work in an e-book by the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education titled “Teaching, Technology and Teacher Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field”
The College of Education administrators created a survey and used the results to help identify the needs of teachers and students, resulting in a support network for them.
During the process, they created a vast amount of resources that they are placing on one central website for educators across the state. They plan to have the site live in August at www.uwyo.edu/education.
Several instructors from the university are also co-hosting a WebEd Radio podcast series. The first season will explore creating connected and engaging classrooms with a focus on virtual classrooms, open education resources, social-emotional learning, equity, and access. Each 15-minute session will be hosted on the Zoom online platform and live-streamed to YouTube. Sessions will begin at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, July 7.