On May 20 2020, mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar Esther Wojcicki kicked off the new “Sharing Personal Journey” webinar series by sharing her expertise and personal insights into the disruption of schools during the pandemic. As a result of COVID-19, schools at all levels are in chaos at the moment and it doesn’t look as though this chaos will end by the fall. The big question is how can we take advantage of this online learning and learning from home. There is always a silver lining in every cloud and this is a big cloud. That silver lining is the disruption of the education system and an opportunity to revitalize it with enabling support from parents, extended family and community.
The blended learning model which Esther has used for years in Palo Alto High Media Arts Program can provide some insights that can be transferred to other subject areas and grade levels from K through college and at home. It is complemented by parenting that produces successful adults. The discussion will focus on the commonality of learning principles at all age levels and how we can best employ them.
Enjoy the highlights of this session.