Date of Submission

Spring 2022

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Michael Sadowski

Project Advisor 2

Allison McKim

Abstract/Artist's Statement

COVID-19 has redefined what it means to teach. New challenges have arisen as a result of the pandemic such as distance learning, classes on Zoom, and changing pedagogical practices. Through this project, I document the work experiences of K-12 teachers before and during the pandemic to gain a better understanding of how COVID-19 has affected the work of teachers. I have specifically chosen K-12 teachers because they have had to undergo so much change in their social, academic, and personal lives and are expected to resume teaching under constantly changing policies and work environments, and to educate multitudes of students that are also navigating life during a pandemic. This research shows the specific ways in which COVID-19 prompts challenges to the career itself, records how teachers are combatting this new frontier, and analyzes what new methods and procedures educators take to teach during a pandemic.

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