Like many throughout the world, teachers and students have found themselves in the midst of a dangerous pandemic. As we learned more about the COVID-19 virus and the statistics started trickling in, we collectively tensed in shock. Overnight, as teachers and students we've been tasked to move, teach, and learn online (or, as some have called it, to do so "remotely")—an environment with which teachers and students often have little or no experience. Teachers have turned to email lists, social media, and the web to develop their online pedagogies, and students have scrambled to find out what this new environment will require and what the technology changes associated with it will mean. We've developed this archive to collect our teaching, learning, and personal experiences, shared and individual, so that we can understand this important moment in history. We expand on our reasons for creating this archive on our background information page.
The Coronavirus Stories Archive allows you to share your experiences — anonymously or otherwise — so that we can understand how, as a community, we reacted, adapted, and came through the pandemic. The site also provides resources for teachers who wish to develop writing assignments around the pandemic.
Do you have an assignment to contribute? Please send it to John Scenters-Zapico at John.Scenters-Zapico@csulb.edu.
The following stories have been reviewed by the Archive editors and released for viewing.
New: You can also view stories that have been organized into collections.