All NYC public school parents will be remote schooling this fall – either fully or hybrid. That’s why I was excited to moderate an education forum for parents this past Sunday.
As many of my regular readers know, my husband Reggie and I oversee the “cradle to campus” portion of the church that we are a part of in Queens. A few of the parent leaders had a wonderful idea that we should host an education forum for parents to answer some of the questions surrounding the upcoming 2020/2021 school year. They worked hard and the (remote) forum was really helpful.
The panelists (Dr. Shawn Brown, Lidia Jaramillo, Dr. Robin Murray-Edwards, Lashae Baugh, Claudia Becerra and Natalie Ford) were so knowledgeable. It was great to hear the various perspectives – including a principal, teachers (general education, ENL and IEP), a psychologist and a homeschooling expert – as the panelists answered questions that were submitted by parents.
In case you are interested, here is the link to the Zoom Video:
The chat was lively also! Resources and suggestions mentioned in the chat can be found here.
Although a lot of helpful information was shared, there are still several things that are question marks. Things are constantly changing – especially here in NYC. In fact, a friend notified me of this Facebook Live that took place earlier today. (In it, the NYC teachers’ union speaks out about schools reopening plans.)
On a positive note, I’ve set up a series of interviews with experienced professionals to help the transition to remote learning go more smoothly. Organization, health, technology and additional help topics will be covered.
I’m not going to start an entirely different website. (Everything tends to come back into the Mom in the City fold anyway!) Rather, I’ll be sending out a weekly Remote School Moms newsletter. It’s a curated selection of relevant news, resources and special offers that will be delivered every Saturday*. Unique “expert” interviews will also be included. If you are interested in remote schooling, please sign up for the newsletter.
*Initially, there are 12 weeks of planned content. I’ll see if there is a need to continue after that point.