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During the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff collaborated with teachers and faculty across the state to help develop modules that would help educators re-think and adjust traditional methods of teaching and learning.

A Principal’s Tips for Virtual Learning

John Rogers

John Rogers is the principal of Mountaineer Middle School in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He's here to share his tips for parents and families who are balancing the demands of virtual learning with work and household responsibilities.

Tips for Communicating with Your School Principal

David Decker

David Decker is the principal of Lincoln High School in Shinnston, West Virginia. He's sharing his tips for communicating with your students' school principal during this unconventional school year.

What School Will Look Like This Year

Scott Morris

Scott Morris is the principal of Jayenne Elementary School in Marion County, West Virginia. He's providing a preview of what the 2020-2021 academic year will look like, as well as tips for families.

Elementary Mathematics Tips

Johnna Bolyard

Dr. Johnna Bolyard is an associate professor of mathematics education in the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences. She's sharing best practices and resources for families who may be struggling to help their students with their mathematics learning in a virtual learning environment.

Tips for Successful Virtual Learning

Jennifer Reaves

Jen Reaves is 2018 Milken Educator for West Virginia and a Technology Integration Specialist in Monongalia County. She's sharing her five top tips for successful virtual learning as families prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year.

What School Will Look Like

Erin Coffield

Erin Coffield is a middle school teacher in Monongalia County. She's outlining what school will look like during the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as providing some helpful advice for parents and their students as they prepare to learn at home.

Communicating with Your School Principal

JoDee Decker

Dr. JoDee Decker is currently the field and clinical placement coordinator at WVU. She previously served as a school principal in Harrison County. She's sharing advice for parents and caregivers on communicating with their school principals in the changing educational landscape.

Communicating With Teachers

Melissa Sherfinski

Dr. Melissa Sherfinski is an associate professor of early childhood and elementary education at the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences. As families prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, she's sharing her tips for families on communicating with their children's teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Request Support from Preservice Teachers

Morgan Neccuzi

Dr. Stephanie Lorenze is the teacher education coordinator for WVU. She's providing information for families who need assistance from preservice teachers to facilitate virtual learning this fall.

Interested families should visit or call (304) 293-2221 for more information.

How to Use Google Classroom

Nicoletta Ciampa

Nicoletta Ciampa is a fourth grade teacher in Monongalia County. She's providing a guide for families accessing and using Google Classroom as part of their virtual learning experience this year.

Creating a Space for Your Child to Learn

Jessica Troilo

Dr. Jessica Troilo is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences in the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences. She's sharing her advice and strategies for creating space for your children as they navigate virtual learning this year.

How to Use Flipgrid

Morgan Neccuzi

Morgan Neccuzi is a first grade teacher at Suncrest Elementary School in Monongalia County. She's sharing her guide for using Flipgrid, an online platform that teachers use to facilitate virtual learning.

How to Create an Encouraging Virtual Learning Environment

Amy Root

Dr. Amy Root is a professor of child development and family studies in the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences. Dr. Root is offering her advice and tips to engage young children in a virtual learning environment at home.

Parent Teacher Partnerships

Brian Allman

Brian Allman is a sixth grade social studies teacher at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School in Upshur County. He is also the 2019 Milken Educator for West Virginia. Brian is sharing the significance of parent-teacher partnerships, as well as other tips, for virtual learning at home.