COVID-19 response Supporting our schools
Helping Chicago's teachers go virtual
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced students of all ages to move to remote learning, Loyola's School of Education stepped up to help teachers make the shift
When COVID-19 began shuttering schools, Loyola University Chicago students hustled to move back home and transition to online learning. Education majors had an additional consideration that many other Loyola students didn’t: their learning involved Chicago Public Schools (CPS), who were also forced to move to an e-learning environment.
Kelly Ferguson, clinical assistant professor and instructor for the elementary-focused professional learning communities (PLC) module, saw a fantastic opportunity for the students in her program after calling to check in with a personal friend who teaches second grade in CPS. That conversation highlighted how stressed her friend was over being given a wealth of resources to plan remote learning, but still needing to create online lesson plans with virtually no time to do it before she had to go live.