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E-Tutoring Collaborative Program Hosting Celebration

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From St. Norbert College, May 1, 2020
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-362-8864

Due to school closures related to the COVID-19 crisis, hundreds of K-12 students from 18 states and Canada are taking advantage of e-tutoring services offered by education students through a collaboration of eight private and public universities in Wisconsin and Georgia. The program has been a huge success, and on Thursday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m., a virtual celebration will be held to honor all those taking part. To register, complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWxobn5bZk7s-asrzEJlTBi_ZTJq6e2fdho0NNRtVK5YgCBQ/viewform

A Zoom link will be shared via email. The media is welcome to take in the celebration.

“The e-celebration program honors all the tutors, teacher candidates, current and retired educators, families, communities, and institutions of higher education,” said Bola Delano-Oriaran, associate professor of education at St. Norbert College. “We are celebrating the passion, courage, dedication and commitment that educators invest in teaching. We are honoring all the lives that came together to tutor our K-12 students. Even in a crisis, we come together to celebrate education and the teaching profession.”

The initiative, started by Delano-Oriaran, includes the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Ripon College, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of North Georgia.

Some 330 college students at the eight institutions, seven of which are from Wisconsin, began providing free grade-appropriate online instruction in March to more than 500 K-12 students. Now there’s a waiting list.

The pilot tutor program will conclude on May 15. Partner sites may choose to extend their program based on their semester end dates and summer options.

For more information, contact sturzlcenter@snc.edu.

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