Jackie recalls, “When my school moved to a new learning management system, I created and led the training modules for our teachers. I was able to use the unique skill set I developed designing and teaching online courses to lead our faculty through this transition.”
Jackie credits One Schoolhouse with helping her navigate through the pandemic as an educator. As she puts it, “Because of my experience with One Schoolhouse, I was able to provide resources and guidance for teachers as we adapted to the remote learning setting during the pandemic. I also felt I was able to maintain connections with my students, despite the online setting we abruptly found ourselves in due to Covid.” Her experience with One Schoolhouse also shaped her teaching on campus. “As a math teacher, I always appreciated and focused on the importance of applying our course content to the real world. But One Schoolhouse inspired me to bring application to a whole new level, which I found to be very thoughtful and meaningful in both the online and face-to-face settings."
As a One Schoolhouse instructor, Jackie appreciates the personalized learning approach that shapes each student's individual learning process. Jackie shares, “One of the many things One Schoolhouse focuses on is the actual learning process of each student. Through goals, reflection, discussion, and interaction with me and their peers, my online students take ownership and develop a strong awareness of their own learning.”
As a course designer, Jackie is inspired by the approach that One Schoolhouse takes with regard to personalized pathways to learning. She reminisces, “I was surprised and excited by how much my online students enjoyed these new pathways to learning.” Jackie adds, “I admire how One Schoolhouse focuses on building connections with students and learning what individual students want and need.”
Jackie acknowledges One Schoolhouse’s prominent role in shaping her career. "One Schoolhouse was integral to my growth as an educator, and it all started many years ago with designing and teaching an online summer Pre-Calculus course."
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