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Tulsa parents using 'pods' to keep their kids social while virtually learning

Posted at 1:49 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 00:19:46-04

TULSA, Okla. — Parents of students in the Tulsa Public Schools district are working together for the start of the virtual school year.

Families are grouping up in “pods” to give their kids a chance to safely socialize with guided instruction from a certified teacher.

To create a pod, parents of students find each other through Facebook and decide who’s house can safely host students. While the process is still in the beginning stages for most families, those involved say it’s a welcome relief.

The parents were concerned over how to work, and teach subjects they haven't looked at since they were in grade school, at the same time.

Each pod consists of about 10 students, around the same age, and a teacher. The teacher then helps with virtual classes while the parents either go to work or work from home.

To keep things safe, parents agree to cleanliness guidelines and the same kids will stay in the same pods.

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