Thank you for bringing up such a thought…

Thank you for bringing up such a thoughtful discussion in this thread! As others have mentioned, in light of the current situation, there has been a drastic increase in the use of virtual technology and facilitation of online education due to closures across K-12 schools all the way to higher education institutions. In addition to studying for my masters online, I have been working online in ESL/EFL training for the past year as well, so I am fortunate that my situation has not been drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you asked how we can share our skills as online educators to help others, and I thought I would share some information passed on from some friends and fellow colleagues… some of them have been offering their assistance to parents who are homeschooling/remotely/digitally educating their children if they are in need of clarification about anything that has been assigned to their child(ren), or if these parents are in need of any more resources, they would be happy to provide them and answer any other questions as best as they can. For example, they have backgrounds in ECE – grade 6 with specialization in reading, so they are providing literacy resources to maintain/improve young learners reading levels at home. It is very inspiring to see others stepping up during these times and doing anything they can to help!