Event Recap

Applied Psychology Associate Professors Christie Rizzo, Amy Briesch, Jessica Hoffman, and Robin Codding highlighted the challenges and opportunities of schooling from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 shined a spotlight on educational disparities for children. This conversation focused on recent research of parents’ experiences with schooling from home. They talked about the potential impact on children’s learning, as well as how this “new normal” may affect family eating habits, physical activity, social connectivity, and mental health. Discussion was encouraged to generate ideas, especially around opportunities for resilience and strategies to help families overcome the many obstacles yet to come.

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