September 4, 2020
Two Hood College professors know firsthand the challenges of teaching online during the coronavirus pandemic. With new state funding, they’ve created a program to help solve these hurdles.
The Maryland Department of Education awarded Dr. Suzanne Hiller and Dr. Rebecca Grove a $203,418 Governor’s Emergency Education Relief grant. The funding will support its “Leaders for Emergency Academic Preparedness” (LEAP) project.
The project aims to launch monthly virtual learning communities for educators across the state to discuss distance learning strategies and offer support to one another.
“There hasn’t been a lot of research or training ineffective strategies. We’re really learning right now. So the teachers at this time are very concerned about providing quality instruction,” Hiller explained.
The online platform, expected to begin in October, aims to provide a space for teachers to voice their experiences and create a community.