Government Highlights EAs in News Release

Monday, April 20, 2020

Education assistants find new ways to help students
BC students, families and educators are adjusting to a different school life environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most students are learning at home. But some children with diverse abilities and students whose parents are essential service workers have greater needs.

For B.C.’s education assistants (EAs), the COVID-19 measures have compelled them to find creative and compassionate ways to support students either remotely or in person.

At D.P. Todd Secondary school in Prince George, education assistants are connecting with students, many of whom have diverse needs and abilities. They connect through online group chats and social-emotional check-ins. The EAs support students’ learning, including reading to them over the phone.

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