Corona Virus Disease 2019 also known as CoViD19 is one of the pandemic in human history that put humans unity into a test. This disease hit us so hard that until now everyone are still struggling to survive, moreover, it becomes burden on every aspect of our lives specially on education. While the Medical team are doing their part on prolonging life and finding solutions for this disease, the Academic team tries to sustain education ,the domino effect of this CoViD19 changes how learning be delivered .
Here in the Philippines , when no face-to-face teaching was implemented, #AcademicFreeze was raised into suggestion but not considered as an option. The implementation for the curriculum was questioned. Issues are racing and rising still the school year started. Even with an intermittent and sometimes slow internet signal connection, Online Class got its part on the New Normal of Learning. Then, how about those who can't afford to have gadgets and additional budget for data allowance? Modular Learning is the option, wherein, modules are either be delivered or picked up then, retrieval will be set after a week or two. There are two more ways, the Blended Learning, its online class with modules, (this one was used more on Senior High and College students). Also, there's Distant Learning which uses television and radio station but this is more likely as supplemental teaching.
As the New Normal of Learning started, most learners struggled to understand. Questions from anxious parents are seemed to be unlimited. When parents are more frustrated on how to teach their kids, specially those who have different grade level to guide and worst for those could not explain a topic that they themselves couldn't understand, teachers are ever patient to explain and find ways to help. However and despite the hard beginning learners, parents and teachers are adapting.
This pandemic didn't stop most parents dream, those who believe that education is important. A lot of student chose to continue than to be left out, this only means that even the young generation believe that this pandemic should not be considered as obstacle for their goal. As our understanding broadened and adaptability improves we are still waiting for this CoViD19 spread to end. Even though vaccine are already on its way this New Normal will stay a little bit more and eventually our hopes to the Real Normal will be back.