Virtual series explores the future of education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
It started with a single tweet: What happens if schools close for a year?
Soon, faculty members from universities across the country were discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic might foster long-term shifts in learning and teaching. Together, they launched Silver Lining for Learning to move the conversation forward.
“We had, at one point, 1.5 billion learners out of school worldwide. We’re living through the largest education social experiment in history,” says Punya Mishra, professor and associate dean of scholarship and innovation at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. “This is not an experiment we would choose, but rather it is one imposed on us. Given this, we have to ask, ‘What can we learn? Is there a silver lining?’” Mishra co-launched and co-hosts the initiative along with Curtis Bonk of Indiana University; Chris Dede of the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Scott McLeod of the University of Colorado Denver; and Yong Zhao of the University of Kansas.
Learn more at silverliningforlearning.org