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Teachers getting used to classroom instruction online

Brad Williams

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Schools in Wisconsin and other states are teaching classes remotely, during the spread of COVID-19, and one teacher in the La Crosse area tells us that can be hard. 

Christy Wopat teaches 4th grade in the Holmen School District, and her own kids are at home while the schools are closed. 

Wopat tells the Z93 morning show that the distance instruction is not quite the same as what many families think of as “home schooling.”   

“Even parents who home-school their kids go to the museum, and go to the park, (but) this is a totally different thing,” said Wopat.

She says every class day at 10 am, she’s connecting on-line with her regular students for a ‘read-aloud’ session.  

Christy’s husband Brian teaches French at Onalaska High School, and she says Brian has been recording French lessons at home to be seen by his students.   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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