Education Live Broadcast
Thanks to COVID-19 this has been a school year like no other. The Cortland Enlarged City School District has used a variety of methods to communicate with parents, students and guardians. Email, social media and newsletters are just a few of the ways the district uses to communicate with Cortland families. On Thursday, November 19, Cortland Schools used another method to reach Cortland households; Education LIVE aired live on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The show was broadcasted live and was hosted by Superintendent Robert Edwards. The program offered the opportunity for viewers to join in the conversation by calling in or emailing questions. For this, the inaugural episode, guests included Dr. Jeff Craig and Denise Fox.
The primary topic for the show was the district’s continuation of educational practices amid disruptions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the vital role of technology in assisting in-school and remote learning. Viewers were encouraged to phone in with questions they had. Callers asked questions about PPE, snow days and the actual program itself. Viewers might not have been aware but the program was run primarily by students. Jeff Craig, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Instruction, was very impressed by the students running the cameras, editing and all other aspects of technology during the show, “It was just like you see in the movies. Our students were completely behind the controls!”
Education LIVE is yet another example of how Cortland Schools is working to communicate with families in the community. The fact that it was also used as a teaching tool shows how creative and varied learning opportunities are here at Cortland Enlarged City School District. A recording of the broadcast can be found at the Cortland Tigers Video hub. Link