Malheur County educators share advice to keep kids engaged in long-distance schooling

Vale School District Superintendent Alisha McBride said her staff will monitor the engagement level of students frequently as schools drop into an online learning paradigm this year. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

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VALE – A shift to online learning by schools in Malheur County creates a challenge for parents who often do not have the time, tools or experience to keep their children engaged but there are useful, easy methods to keeps kids focused.

Schools shifted to distance learning last spring when Oregon authorities shut down schools in March. Now, most local schools are returning to what is called comprehensive distance learning, again requiring teachers, students . . .