When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March, Joliet Public Schools in Illinois went into what Director of Technology and Information Services John Armstrong calls “emergency learning.”
It consisted of “choice boards, paper packets — things that could be done either online or not online,” he said.
That’s since changed. Armstrong said before March, only students in two grade levels had full 1:1 access, meaning each of the students had a device. Now, all of the district’s 10,337 students need to have devices to attend school remotely.
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