Jeff Plaman, Minnesota Dept. of Education
Providing Support to Educators
Immediately after Governor Walz announced that school buildings would close, I reached out to the Minnesota ed-tech and online learning community to provide support to educators who were planning for to provide distance learning. To date, there have been 18 web conferences held with more on the way. Sourcewell Technology have partnered with us to organize and facilitate the ongoing teacher-to-teacher conversations. These conversations have connected experienced online educators with teachers who are new to distance learning and I believe they have provided a sense of community, hearing that it can be done effectively, and some tips for getting started.