At Canyon Creek Elementary school in Farmington, Utah, Rachel Steenblik has been working with K-6 students for the past two years. Like most schools, the shift to remote learning at Canyon Creek was quick. But as an elementary special education teacher at a Microsoft Showcase School, Steenblik had access to tools, from Immersive Reader to Flipgrid, that she believes helped support all her students — regardless of need for accommodations.
That’s crucial to Steenblik, as she is focused on opportunities that give every student a chance to engage with learning material equally.
“If kids have access to the curriculum, they can show their full potential, which enables them to become full learners,” Steenblik said.
With the COVID-19 pandemic showing few signs of ebbing, millions of students are facing