Virtual ProgramTuesday, October 19

27-03 Teaching and Learning in K-12 Classrooms during COVID

Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online


Chair: Amanda Dargan Zeitlin (City Lore)

Forum participants:

Goussy Célestin (City Lore)

Vidya Cowsik Santosh (City Lore)

Hector Morales (City Lore)

Madeleine Roodberg (City Lore)

Malini Srinivasan (City Lore)

When the New York public schools closed due to the COVID pandemic, City Lore's Education Program staff and teaching artists had to pivot quickly to virtual teaching, first through prerecorded lessons, then in September 2020, through online teaching with students in their classrooms, their homes, and a hybrid combination of both. Although the challenges were many, in terms of time, resources needed to facilitate online teaching and train staff and artists in using these new technologies and strategies, we learned valuable lessons and developed new practices that will inform our work when we return to live teaching.