Costa Rica was forced into the future of education last year when the entire country was forced into lockdown and schools went virtual for the first time in history.
Before the Coronavirus outbreak and pandemic, homeschooling and distance learning was not a viable option for most Costa Rican students. I was told by the Ministry of Education that homeschooling was not even accredited or recognized.
Now, as we look forward to the future, virtual learning and distance education has become the norm for many households. And this way of learning has shown the government just how far behind the country was and how much they need to catch up with the rest of the world.
In our home, virtual learning is going pretty great so far this year. At the beginning of everything last year, we all had a rough start. However, we have since put into place a few new rules to help facilitate the process to make it easier and more efficient.
I do love having the option to homeschool my kids through virtual education and the experience has taught me alot. But I do look forward to the day when my kids can return to school in a normal setting. After all, these are the years we need to cherish the most and the in school learning experience is an important part of our children's developmental years.