Emily Schwank, Intern
As the Temecula Valley Unified School District wrapped up its first month of distance learning, teachers and staff reflected on their experience thus far.
Compared to the final months of the previous school year, TVUSD was clear that this year would be much more rigorous than the last and would be equally demanding as in-person learning.
The district switched their primary digital medium for the upper grades from Google Classroom to Canvas, which allows teachers to post classwork, assessments and grades all in one place. They also bought access to Zoom, the online teleconference service, for students and staff to use. Zoom allows teachers to divide classes into small breakout rooms, as if they were physically sitting in groups.
The teachers and staff had