Monday, March 16, 2020

Digital Learning Days

Today is the first day of two weeks of "Digital Learning Days" for Gwinnett County schools as the whole country tries to slow down, maybe even stop, the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Anna will also be working from home all week, and both of the institutions at which I teach (Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Gwinnett College) have suspended classes for this week.

We hope to return to normal life by the time March ends.

Update, one day later: It seems unlikely that we will "return to normal life" by the end of March. At this point it seems much more likely that all of us will finish the school year online, but it does seem that next fall, starting in August, we will go back to regular in-class learning. I don't know about my summer classes at Gwinnett Tech; I'm hopeful that those will go on, on campus, as currently scheduled (the semester officially starts on May 11, exactly eight weeks from yesterday), but I won't be surprised if that doesn't happen.

Update, two weeks later: We will definitely not "return to normal life" anytime soon; now we know for sure that we will all finish out the school year online, and not be leaving the house, except me for the occasional trip to Kroger for things we really need, at all in the month of April.

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