"There was discomfort in all of this, but it also fueled teachers' legendary creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork," Mercer wrote in her column. "The same occurred in the College of Education. Through the laughter, the uncertainty and frustration, we taught."
The magazine includes a mix of feature articles and columns.
"Drs. Christy Craft, Todd Goodson, Judy Hughey, Jerry Johnson, and Roger Schieferecke offer tremendous insights in their columns," Mercer said. "This magazine is a collection of stories and voices that were united by editor Patrice Scott and brought to life by our ever-talented graphic designer Mary Hammel."
Feature articles in this issue include:
- Producing a video about the Wamego School District's transition to remote teaching.
- Conducting research about teachers' experiences during the first six weeks of remote teaching.
- Creating professional development sessions for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383.
- Developing a summer workshop for educators that seamlessly blended technology, pedagogy, and equity.
- Expanding learning opportunities in rural schools by securing grants for robots.
- Building a free remote learning P-12 community for parents, teachers, and school counselors.
- Filming a documentary on Kansans Can School Redesign and including COVID-19's impact on schools in the throes of a redesign.
- Collaborating with rural school leaders in Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Australia.