MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — COVID-19 has uprooted classroom lesson plans and pushed teachers into uncharted territory.

As obstacles arise a local professor is helping teachers around the world by creating a virtual classroom of their own.

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AnnMarie Thomas, with the University of St. Thomas, launched ThePlayLine, a virtual space for educators. Teachers from Minnesota, South Africa to Italy and beyond are connecting face-to-face to break down barriers, share ideas and converse with their peers.

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The zoom call is open to educators once a day for 30 minutes.

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If you are a teacher or know one who would like to join the call, click here.