By Emerson Lehmann
As students prepare to go back to school for the Fall semester, some in-person and others virtually, educators and future educators are doing the same.
“The School of Education and the faculty that teach our methods courses across campus, it really touches every department on campus, has been really thinking through the formats we need to use and how to engage our students; how to get experiences for our students out in the schools or with children K-12, and how to get them ready for virtual environments,” explained Maggie Beeber with UW-Stevens Point’s School of Education. “The skills these new grads are going to have compared to even a year ago are going to be very different.”
Those skills will include virtual training made available to all education students as well as faculty and current educators looking to improve their virtual education skills.
“The Department of Public Instruction just met with all of the schools of education and announced that they did get some CARES Act funding,” Beeber explained. “Their website already has a number of resources for teaching online, but they did announce that CESA 1 is going to be providing webinars, online training and online courses. They’ll be able to use that in their resumes and in their future job prospects.”
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