Parents will have an opportunity to participate in a Twitter chat at 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, among three school districts' leaders – including Dublin and Hilliard – about distance learning.

Gov. Mike DeWine's has ordered districts to shut down public schools to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Dublin City Schools Superintendent Todd Hoadley said the scheduled chat is the result of a weekend discussion he had with Hilliard City Schools Superintendent John Marschhausen and Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matthew Miller about promoting communication among districts. They decided to try a Twitter chat, he said.

“We want to just be a mechanism for teachers right out of the gate to start sharing great ideas,” he said.

Hoadley said the conversation is open to teachers and parents from any community. He said Twitter users may join in or follow along using the #remotelearning hashtag.

Hoadley's Twitter handle is @toddhoadley, Marschhausen's is @drjcm and Miller's is @LakotaSuper.

“So many great ideas occur when you collaborate with others,” Hoadley said.

Hoadley said he is hoping the chat will include discussion about remote learning at the elementary level.

“Teaching a child to read face to face is challenging, let alone online,” he said.

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