Morrison shares resources with educators, students during pandemic

Mia Morrison, lecturer in instructional technology with the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, co-hosted a chat on Twitter to share resources, ideas, reflections and commentary aimed at supporting teachers and students during school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The archived chat was co-hosted by Morrison (@MiaLMorrison) and Kelly Croy (@kellycroy), director of innovation and instruction at Port Clinton City School District in Ohio. 

Participating educators responded to six questions:

  • How are you working to support your learners through remote learning?
  • What modifications is your school making to support remote learning?
  • What are your top three communication tools for remotely keeping students and parents informed with your plans?
  • What are some best practices for remote teaching and learning in case of a school closure?
  • What are the biggest challenges you’re facing around school closure?
  • How might we maintain a sense of calm and community throughout this period?

Morrison has presented regionally and nationally on the use of educational technology. She was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, and served on the Apple Distinguished Educator international advisory board to advance the utilization of educational technology around the world. She’s a UMaine-based faculty member in the collaborative instructional technology program, a partnership between the University of Maine, University of Maine at Farmington and University of Southern Maine.