Education in the Age of COVID-19

“I understand the large hearts of heroes,
The courage of present times and all times”

There are a few choice words that describe the current situation we all find ourselves in. Unprecedented comes to mind, as does frustrating, concerning and confining. However, where there is disruption there is also opportunity. Opportunity to find comfort and solidarity as a learning community. Opportunity to reflect and assess. Opportunity for calm and contemplation. Crises often bring out the best in people; in times like these we look to each other for strength.

What has unfolded in the education community is nothing short of astounding. As schools shut down volunteers did not hesitate to organize and provide free meals for the students who needed them most. When the demand for remote learning resources developed, the open sharing and consolidation of those resources knew no bounds. Everywhere one saw selflessness and bravery. It came in every form: from parents taking on the responsibilities demanded by homeschooling to teachers sharing tips on hosting virtual classrooms. Such a staggering level of unity makes us proud to be a part of such a vibrant community and we are honored to have served it for almost 40 years.

In that time, we’ve been instrumental in improving learning outcomes by getting technology into student hands. No one does that better than MicroK12, and we refuse to let today’s challenges stop us from achieving tomorrow’s goals. This crisis is a chance for us as a national community to come together and give our kids a brighter future.

A growing list of resources and devices to navigate the changes brought about by COVID-19 is on our remote learning tools and resources page. Feel free to reach out to us by phone: (800)-658-1000 or email: edu@microk12.com if you have any questions. We wish you all well and hope you see these circumstances not as trying times, but rather an opportunity for growth.