COVID-19 Remote Teaching for Ed Week

Amanda Legge, a teacher at Ooltewah Elementary School, poses for a portrait in her home in Ooltewah, Tenn. Teachers like Legge have had to adjust to teaching remotely after the novel coronavirus COVID-19 forced the closure of classrooms across the country.

For Ooltewah Elementary School teachers Amanda Legge and Jana Binns, the spring’s mad rush to remote teaching as the COVID-19 pandemic began brought complex new challenges. Adapting to unfamiliar technology, enduring disrupted routines, and engaging with students learning from home has put strain on teachers at school systems in Chattanooga and nationwide. Photographed for Education Week in the early months of the pandemic.

Jana Binns, a fourth grade math and science teacher at Ooltewah Elementary School, poses for a portrait in her home in Ooltewah, Tenn.

Jana cradles a mug of coffee with the message “Teach Your Heart Out.”

Jana makes a heart sign with her hands as she signs off with her students.

Amanda connects remotely with her students and reviews their weekly schedule.

Amanda gives a thumbs up to her students during a video chat.

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