Staying Connected: Your Stories
Sharing Your Stories
Connections in Education during the Coronavirus Crisis
As educators navigate unprecedented obstacles with limited resources and guaranteed uncertainty, New York State educators lead the nation in their acceptance of this challenge. Throughout our state, administrators, teachers, and school personnel have demonstrated their extraordinary dedication, support, and commitment to their students and our children. From teacher parades for students to food and technology deliveries for families, New York’s educators have risen to this challenge! The New York State Education Department wishes to highlight the exceptional dedication of our educators with examples of emotional support, equitable solutions, and instructional practices utilized to stay connected with the students of New York State during this period of building closures.
The New York State Education Department will feature the work of individual teachers, districts and BOCES’, shared via email and on our website to encourage district-to-district support and collaboration across New York State, enabling educators and administrators to benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of colleagues. These features will be written by current NYS educators, administrators, and/or educational leaders in NYS P-12 schools, districts, or BOCES. With Superintendent's approval, educators are encouraged to summarize and highlight their district's efforts to stay connected.
Submit Your Own Stories
We encourage you to share your story. Your story might be a one-page account, a video, or even pictures showing us how your school, your students, and your community are staying connected. Please visit our Submit Your Story page for additional information.