Educating Tomorrow's Workforce
Distance Learning During Covid-19 School Closure

For the past two weeks, staff and students at the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology have migrated to online learning platforms during the COVID-19 outbreak. Faculty is in touch daily with students and parents; and learning continues, although in a much different manner in some cases.

While Extended Learning Opportunities and Clinicals for Medical Assisting, CNA and Intro to Medical Science may be on hold, we are so proud of our staff for virtually adapting overnight to keep educating our future workforce.

"Most classrooms already had online program elements that lend well to distance learning," said Director Paulette Bonneau. "Our primary concern is staying connected with our students and parents and maintaining a routine and support for our community. Our instructors are using online platforms to continue instruction and maintain daily contact with students during school closures."

BRCOT staff and students are holding virtual classes via Zoom and checking in during regular classroom hours to participate in assignments and activities that keep students enaged while honing soft skills like critical thinking and problem-solving.

Concerns or questions about access to online curricula can be directed to Assistant Director Tim Stebbins at:

Additionally the district has provided several resources for families and community:

Food distribution for ALL youth 18 and under in Biddeford is ongoing. The schedule for pick up and drop off is:  

MaineHealth's Child Care Connection. MaineHealth (MH) is taking action to care for our communities and protect our healthcare workers. MH has established a portal to compile a directory of individuals willing to provide in-home supervision for children of healthcare workers who must continue to work during this challenging time. As a community partner, Biddeford and Dayton School Departments are sharing the below link for any high-school/college students, low-risk community members, including substitute teachers or other support workers, who may choose to babysit for healthcare workers. MH will assist connecting those that can help with those who have needs. Information for the directory will be added in real-time and shared only with MaineHealth team members who are in need of support. If you have any questions or concerns, please call MaineHealth directly at 207-662-6202.
Getting Creative with Virtual Learning
BRCOT students have proven to be highly adaptable as we transformed to distance learning this past week and our staff is getting creative and having fun with virtual assignments.

Check out BHS Junior, Owen Johnson's, virtual report after reading the book, The Smartest Guys in the Room, based on the Enron accounting scandal:

Ms. Collins is organizing virtual informational interviews with Career Exploration students. If you would like to partipate in virtual Zoomcast to talk about your career field or host a virual job shadow for a student, please email Ms. Collins at
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Paulette Bonneau, Director • Tim Stebbins, Assistant Director
10 Maplewood Avenue • Biddeford, ME 04005 • Phone: 207-282-1501 • Fax: 207-282-7986