OLATHE, Kan. — A Johnson County college trainer has discovered a brand new strategy to study the results of this pandemic on the schooling course of.
Alisha Morris, a performing arts teacher at Olathe West Excessive Faculty, has shaped an internet database that particulars each coronavirus case that impacts an American college. The attain of her undertaking extends nationally, and he or she’s believed to be the one educator to perform this process.
When Morris began compiling her database of colleges affected by COVID-19, she was doing it on her personal. Now, Morris has 40 volunteers serving to her do it.
The web database she’s put collectively compiles each COVID-19 case that touches a faculty in any approach, whether or not it’s a dad or mum or trainer being identified, a pupil or a help workers member. There are literally thousands of them Morris and her group have written down.
“Seeing all of it collectively in a single record was what was attention-grabbing about it,” Morris stated.
It’s all public info too. Morris’ undertaking reveals what number of college districts began the yr with only some COVID circumstances, however that usually instances modified as soon as college students gathered once more.
“The unfold was faintly evident. Inside just a few days, there have been extra circumstances,” Morris stated.
Morris stated a few of these districts needed to shift their studying fashions to on-line classwork. She stated her aim was to point out how widespread this pandemic’s results have been on educators and college students.
“I really did share this info with my board of schooling. They stated thanks — it’s good to see this multi functional place. It’s been very useful for us to have knowledge to make knowledgeable choices,” Morris stated.
Vulnerability is a big piece of this puzzle. Morris stated she knew the pandemic might have an effect on folks of all ages, however this proves it. As for her knowledge, Morris stated she hopes it could possibly be used to avoid wasting lives, or to maintain faculties operating and doing it safely.
Recommend a Correction