South Florida Access: working towards education, mid-pandemic.

The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and caused everyone to adjust to a new normal.

The biggest question is how will students be able to safely and efficiently get their education?

Following the latest announcements, students can continue their education online or go back to school on a hybrid schedule. Many parents who are concerned about the rising number of coronavirus cases are questioning if sending their children back to school is the best option. Both parents and students wonder how effective virtual education will actually be.

A group of panelists recently participated in an educational summit where they described overcoming struggles with homeschooling.

Two of these mentors and teachers shared their stories to help people overcome their fears and embrace this change.

South Florida Access reporter Andrea V. Gonzalez talked to Sonia Wignall, discussion moderator for the online educational summit, who was a single mom when she homeschooled her son Emmanuel S. Wignall. He has now become the CEO and founder of Vitrio Technology. He has also become a seasoned robotics instructor and was once a Lego competitive team member and coach.

Panelist Sonia Ray had a different journey. She has dedicated her time to homeschooling her children with disabilities.

Both stories are examples of hard work and dedication. They teach us that we are capable of doing anything that we set our mind to no matter what the circumstances. Their journey shows the importance of a positive mindset and discipline.

To find out more about future educational summits, check out their website WWW.DIASPORAGLOBALPR.COM

Brea Jones, rising FIU senior, has experience writing, videography/photography, interviewing, using Adobe Software and currently works as  Promotion and Recruitment Director for FIU Student Media. She has worked with several publications and published over 30 articles; to see her profile click

Andrea Gonzalez is a Venezuelan Broadcast Media student minoring in Social Media and E-Marketing. Since she can remember, she has always aspired to be in front of a television screen informing and entertaining people with news.

Kevin Gonzalez is a broadcast media major at FIU. He is skilled in video editing and production, and his true passion is sports. He strives to create and host his own on-air sports show and podcast.

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Monica is working on her broadcast journalism bachelor's degree. She loves to write and is passionate about sports, the art of interviewing and strives to become an on-air sports talent. She produces digital content and is a social media manager.