This fall is going to be a different school year and something we have never experienced before as learners, parents, and professionals. However, moving to virtual is not easier or harder than the physical environment, it is just different and we can be successful. What’s true is that families are taking on much more responsibility for their kids’ learning than ever before. And in order for distance learning to be successful, parents and caregivers need support and a few tools to work through each day of virtual learning. We must remember that we are moving through this journey together. There are positives and negatives to learning and working virtually but we also have a great opportunity to find a silver lining and come together as a community to move education in a new and exciting direction. Let’s come together and discuss a few tips & tools to keep us focused, engaged, balanced, and learning all together.
Dr. Sharon Jones, Ed.D is the founder and CEO of the dot. Consulting and the non-profit Dottie Rose Foundation, where she leads and implements technology focused education and innovation. Dr. Jones has found her passion in education and has served as a computer science expert for the past 20 years, bridging the gap between our everyday actions and the application of technology. Dr. Jones is a highly sought after and national award winning Computer Science educator in the public school system and for corporate training. She has presented and been published nationally and internationally on data analytics, educational practices and technology. Her book A Recipe for Success Using SAS University: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project is being used in curriculum and classrooms around the country. When not running the technology-world, Dr. Jones spends her time with her husband Ricky, and two sons, Ethan and Dylan and their beloved dog, Cooper.