Wearing masks, social distancing, missing events with relatives; the pandemic caused us to shift into a new normal, one our society will remember for decades to come. This new normal also brought about a big change in education, one that exposed many, myself included, to the virtual learning environment for the first time.
I am proud to say that I am one of the founding teachers to help launch a new full-time online public school called Oregon Connections Academy that opened this February. Although this was different from the brick . . .