However, a silver lining may be that as families are faced with students staying at home more, parents (and/or guardians) will have an opportunity to direct “elective class work” that gives parents more involvement of what their children learn.
Yes school’s/district’s will continue to provide curriculum, and lesson plans that cover core subjects such as English, math, social studies, science, other requirements, etc., but that leaves elective classes, and parents can play a bigger role in what those classes/projects can be.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Special Education, and other students have been homeschooling for decades. Distance learning is not a new concept, but now the coronavirus situation will force many more families to utilize technology, in educating their students. And the potential strength in that is it adds human capital (a human being) to the equation of education, and not just technology or some other product.
Sure parents (and/or family members) will need to be trained on how to effectively participant in the education process, which could include resources on how the school system works, roles of parents, elected officials, civic engagement, school funding, classroom visitation, best practices, special programs/services, graduation requirements, etc.
One thing is for sure, this new way of life will drastically change how students learn, which will affect us all! Stay tuned to this site for updated information and resources. *Get involved, post a question, concern, or comment.