Share Your Stories About the Coronavirus Pandemic

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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.

Share Your Stories

This site is a place to tell your story, to share your experiences and insights with others, and to create an archive of materials that will provide a basis for reflecting on our collective teaching, learning, and personal experiences in the future. If you choose to contribute, you can share your name and institutional affiliation with others or keep that information private. You will be asked to complete an opening page that includes a consent agreement. On the second page of the story form, you can add your story to the archive. You can do so by using our web form or by uploading a file. If you choose to upload a file, please use our file template to guide your response.

Do You Have More Than One Story to Tell? There are no limits on the number of stories you can share.

Update a Story

You can also continue to work on a story you've created. To do so, please click on the link in the email message that we will send to you via email once you submit a story. Or enter the ID token in that email message in the following field. You can find the email message by searching your inbox for a message from DoNotReply@colostate.edu. If you cannot locate the message or have deleted it, please contact John Scenters-Zapico at John.Scenters-Zapico@csulb.edu.

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The following activity has been provided by Lindsey Harding.

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The following stories have been reviewed by the Archive editors and released for viewing.

Story Title: Gut Feelings
Contributor Name: John T. Scenters-Zapico
Created: April 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM
Story Title: What I know...
Contributor Name: Bernadette Stockwell
Created: March 31, 2020 at 4:50 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Sarah Moon
Created: March 31, 2020 at 11:31 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Aaron J. Barlow
Created: March 30, 2020 at 5:01 PM
Story Title: Everything Was Happening Too Fast
Contributor Name: Emma Lee. Guthrie
Created: March 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: March 22, 2020 at 9:27 PM
Story Title: Teaching in the Times of Coronavirus
Contributor Name: Jim Hays
Created: March 21, 2020 at 6:56 PM
Story Title: Using YouTube to Support Faculty in Moving Courses Online
Contributor Name: Jessica R. Jorgenson Borchert
Created: March 21, 2020 at 5:25 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Deborah Mutnick
Created: March 20, 2020 at 6:04 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: March 20, 2020 at 1:44 PM
Story Title: Teaching in the Time of "The 'Rona'"
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: March 20, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Story Title: To Everyone: Please Self-Isolate, Now is the Most Dangerous Time
Contributor Name: Luke L . Williams
Created: March 20, 2020 at 10:57 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Holly Gallagher
Created: March 19, 2020 at 9:37 AM