USBands has begun hosting Director Connector weekly discussion forums to help directors stay connected in these days of social distancing and online connectivity.
The USBands team began with a small group this past week, testing the waters so-to-speak, to talk about how directors were connecting with students via distant learning and what challenges and successes they were experiencing.
We heard individual districts are placing varying expectations on their staff and students, and those are continuing to evolve as the days go by. Having directors share what is working for them helps everyone generate fresh ideas for themselves and sharing challenges helps us realize how much none of us is alone in this new world of learning.
Over the coming weeks, we are looking to expand these online virtual meetings, both in terms of topics covered and our ability to include more of our members.
If you are interested in joining one of these discussions, please reach out to JIm Sheeley, Director of USBands at firstname.lastname@example.org.