On October 9, District 156 announced that the school would pivot to their hybrid learning plan in November. As the news made its way through the school community, many students expressed excitement about meeting their teachers and seeing their friends again. Others, though, weren’t as excited; remote learning offered them flexibility and freedom as learners, and they were worried they’d slip back into bad learning habits when everyone was back in the building.
It only took a few weeks for COVID to force the district to reconsider its plans. For the time being, the district will remain remote. Though students and teachers are working hard to make it successful, learning through Schoology and Zoom isn’t an ideal for some learners even as others thrive in a remote learning environment.