Did you know that UAS alum Robyn Capp is dedicating her teaching skills to helping students make an easier transition from the classroom to learning remotely?

Capp, who graduated from UAS with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education in 2019 and was recognized as the program’s Outstanding Graduate, received a $5,000 COVID-19 grant from the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation to create flexible learning kits for the students in her classroom at Randy Smith Middle School in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. 

Developed for the current school year, the kits were created to assist student learning as schools transition between risk levels. This will allow students to have access to familiar materials both in the classroom and at home. Each flexible learning kit includes core instructional material and hands-on activities. Additionally, each kit also will be individualized based on each student’s Individualized Education Program goals, objectives and specific family needs. The materials are aligned with Alaska’s Smart Start 2020. 

Teacher Robyn Capp