By Pamela (Livingston) Gaudet
Like No Other School Year
2020, Covid-19 and The Growth of Online Learning
COVID changed everything worldwide. Schools closed without plans of when or how to reopen. Teachers instructed remotely. Schools tried to deliver food and devices to students, while helping teachers instruct in a completely new way. Interviews with leaders on the frontline were conducted by Pamela Livingston Gaudet for the book “Like No Other School Year: 2020, COVID-19 and the Growth of Online Learning.”
Pamela Livingston Gaudet
Pamela Livingston Gaudet has been a teacher and technology director of K-12 public, independent and charter schools, and an adjunct professor at a teacher’s college. Her previous book, 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work, was published by ISTE. She recently worked for several large ed-tech companies, developing software used by millions of students worldwide. When COVID-19 struck, she wanted to know how schools were faring so pivoted to interviewer and full time author resulting in this book. Pamela is always happy to speak with readers and school leaders. Please see the Contact section to get in touch.
Like No Other School Year
Livingston Gaudet interviewed thirty-two school leader/educators at the height of the COVID-19 crisis when schools were closed worldwide. They shared their struggles, challenges, successes and advice for other schools.
All book chapters are based on what school leaders said was important including social-emotional health, leadership, relationships, communication, online learning and cybersecurity. Recommendations and strategic questions at the end of chapters help school leaders debrief and form a plan moving forward. Educators interviewed clearly said, “we don’t want to go back to prior teaching methods.”
This book aims to help leaders make online learning more than just an emergency experiment. Online learning should be a viable instructional methodology to reach learners.
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