Author: Liz Owens Boltz

Dr. Boltz serves as Co-Director and Assistant Professor in Michigan State University's Master of Arts in Educational Technology program.

As COVID-19 emerged, we in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program at Michigan State University heard from graduate-level learners teaching from K-12 through higher ed: Educators needed support as they tried to navigate the unknown—professionally and personally. We’ve been able to connect with educators in many different contexts, countries, and cities throughout the rapid transition to remote teaching and during further transitions required in the 2020 – 2021 school year. Two things we know: educators are burnt out and teaching continues to be de-professionalized. What had previously been quick emails or 30-minute advising sessions with our adult…

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