Middlebury Institute Professor Pushpa Iyer shares how, as a response to the Covid pandemic, she recreated an intense storytelling course with personal connections between faculty and students at its heart, to fit the new reality of remote learning.
Middlebury Institute alumnus Ben Cogswell was awarded the Crystal Apple Award for using innovative and creative methods to keep kindergarten class at Bardin Elementary in Salinas engaged and learning during this period of remote schooling.
After transitioning to working from home, Middlebury Institute staff member Naomi Braswell started making masks in her spare time. She has now made over 300 masks, shipping them across the country and even overseas.
In just over one week, the Middlebury Institute community joined together to raise over $27,000 for the creation of a special Student Emergency Fund to help meet unexpected financial needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Middlebury Institute Professor Rana Issa recently hosted an improvised cooking lesson in Arabic, celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine with students and their families, utilizing WhatsApp, colored pens, and pantry staples.