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Learning a new way of learning, thanks to COVID-19

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 13:17:16-04

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - At the Millwood School in Midlothian, you'd usually find kindergarteners giving presentations on what they're learning about the rainforest in a classroom. But things are a little unusual these days.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing, students are now giving their presentations online.

Welcome to a whole new world of learning.

This transition to online learning wasn't easy for teacher Cathy Taillon.

"I had to learn about Google, Google Classroom, how to video, how to transfer. That was a huge learning curve for me,” she said.

The virtual lessons include all kinds of subjects.

"The rainforest unit incorporates reading and math and art and science and music. And we do everything saturated in rainforest subjects,” she said.

"The bond that our teachers have with our parents and the whole community has really come to the fore during this crisis,” Head of School Christopher Ryan said. “We've had great feedback from our parents who are helping out with the students. The teachers are really going above and beyond."

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