Indiana’s teachers are truly amazing.
They work daily to make sure the next generation of Hoosiers is prepared for anything that comes their way. Guiding our children to learn, explore and thrive is pretty much as important as it gets.
And what teachers are doing right now, during this global pandemic, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Educators in all corners of Indiana are finding creative and innovative ways to make sure their students keep learning, even while they’re physically away from the classroom.
In order to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our crew to pull together a selection of stories we’ve seen about Hoosier teachers going above and beyond to keep our students learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check them out below!
- Learning math can be fun at Slate Run Elementary School in New Albany, as Mrs. Bliss uses her shower curtain to teach students about different types of triangles.
- These teachers in Evansville are using technology to help keep their students engaged and working together, even while they’re physically apart.
- Learn how this teacher is moving his middle and high school band class at Taylor High School in Kokomo virtual.
- In Clark and Floyd counties, teachers are planning virtual art projects and field trips.
- Career and technical education classes are also continuing as teachers in Northwest Indiana find ways to help students build their skills at home.
- Teachers at Ben Franklin Elementary in Terre Haute, several elementary schools in Noblesville, Fairfield Elementary in Fort Wayne and many other districts across the state wanted to share some smiles with their students, so they did a parade with their cars through town.
- Our teachers are using technology to help produce PPE, including these two teachers at New Palestine High School in Hancock County and South Central Junior-Senior High School in Harrison County – using the 3D printers in their classrooms!
- Teachers are even joining in to make masks!
- Lisa Guthrie, a 1st-grade teacher at Lakewood Park Christian School In Auburn, wrote a poem about the pain she’s feeling as she misses her students.
- Teachers are providing specialized support for students with special needs, including trying to maintain structure and communication.
- Teachers at William Henry Harrison High School in West Lafayette are honoring their graduating seniors through social media. Read about it here, and check out the Twitter handle, @Raiderclassof20.
- Teachers at Hamilton Heights Middle School in Arcadia are doing everything from Jimmy Fallon spoofs to candy-themed March Madness brackets to engage their kids.
We know that there are stories like this happening all across our state — do you have one to tell about a teacher who’s going to the Next Level to help keep their students learning?