COVID-19: How to stay connected to students

Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director of instructional technology and library media for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC®, discusses how educators are sharing ‘virtual vibes’ with students
By: | March 28, 2020
Shannon McClintock Miller is the innovation director of instructional technology and library media at Van Meter Community School in Iowa.

Shannon McClintock Miller is the innovation director of instructional technology and library media at Van Meter Community School in Iowa. She is a featured speaker for FETC.

Shannon McClintock Miller is the innovation director of instructional technology and library media at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians spokesperson, working with librarians, educators and students around the world as an international speaker, consultant and author. McClintock Miller is a featured speaker for FETC.

McClintock Miller discusses how students, teachers and families are now settling into their time apart, as educators plan how to learn, teach and connect with one another online. “One of the first things we thought about as a district was how to stay connected to our students, to let them know we miss and care about them, and as a way to share messages, stories, little project ideas, health tips, Spanish lessons, art challenges and other fun things during this time,” McClintock Miller says.

Since one of the most important things was to “keep things in one place and easy for families to follow,” she created “Virtual Vibes From Your Van Meter Teachers” on a digital platform. Grade-level teachers, for instance, can use it to communicate with students and provide lessons. Click here to read more.


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