During the swift switch to online learning, CSULB College of Education student teachers relied on their training to pivot and support their Master Teachers and their school sites during this unprecedented time. Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) student teacher, Alejandra Aguilar, is one such student. During the transition, Aguilar, who worked at Earl Warren Elementary School in Garden Grove in a 3rd grade general education class, made bilingual instructional videos for students on how to upload their work into Google Classroom, along with instructional videos for her Master Teacher on how to make assessments on students using Google Forms.
Aguilar worked with parents, often in Spanish, by personally walking through school assignments and providing instructions on Google Classroom. Working with the school site’s Education Specialist, Aguilar used the school’s Distant Learning Plan and modified assessments to meet the students based on their specific needs in this remote learning environment.