Feb 10, 2021

The NIC: Region 5 is Working Together to Address Problems of Practice in a New Era of Schooling

Christopher Brandt

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller

2020 will undoubtedly be known as the year a global pandemic disrupted the status quo of schoolhouse learning. In March 2020, virtually all states were forced to shut down schools. Most state and local education agencies were not organized to support basic online learning practices, which included:

  • methods for ensuring equitable technology access,
  • training for teachers to effectively deliver online instruction,
  • access to online courses, and
  • plans to deliver online instruction during prolonged closures (Diliberti et. al, 2020).

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