When COVID-19 restrictions hit in March, our nation’s education system was taken by surprise. Practically overnight teachers needed to shift to online teaching, learn new tools, and make sure students had access to technology.
However, many schools for the deaf made the transition relatively smoothly. Teachers already were familiar with technology and teaching tools, and students had computers for their assignments. Further, teachers, student life staff, and school personnel know the students well and were able to respond to them – and their families – in individualized and meaningful ways.
There are many stories of the great ways in which schools for the deaf have risen to the challenge of supporting their students and families during this time. Read a few of them here.