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Getting Through

Getting Smart has launched the Getting Through series to support educators, leaders and families on the path forward during such an uncertain time. This series will provide resources and inspiration as we face long term school closures, new learning environments, and address equity and access from a new lens. Whether you are just getting started with distance or online learning, or you’ve had plans in place and have the opportunity to share your work and guidance with others, there is a place for your voice and an opportunity to learn.

Getting Through

Home Series Getting Through
Getting Smart has launched the Getting Through series to support educators, leaders and families on the path forward during such an uncertain time. This series will provide resources and inspiration as we face long term school closures, new learning environments, and address equity and access from a new lens. Whether you are just getting started with distance or online learning, or you’ve had plans in place and have the opportunity to share your work and guidance with others, there is a place for your voice and an opportunity to learn.

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The Difference Between Grades and Feedback Has Never Been More Clear

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David Ross, formerly the Senior Director for the Buck Institute for Education and CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, continues a monthly series chronicling his decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again. In this edition, he focuses on the rich resources and deep challenges of teaching during the time of coronavirus.

Safeguarding Back to School: Preparation for a Healthy Return to School in Downtown Brooklyn

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Eric shares Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB)'s Back to School Facility Tool Kit. The toolkit will provide ideas for addressing health, safety, and the requirement for social distancing.

Growing to New Horizons: The Environmental Charter School Reflects on Change

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By: Deana Callipare. COVID-19 has forced schools across the country to convert to online learning and Environmental Charter School, ECS, has a unique challenge due to its PBL model to rethink learning.

Professional Learning Network Pivots to Virtual

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A professional learning school pivots to distance learning while maintaining their core values and partnerships.

Preparing to Reopen: Six Principles That Put Equity at the Core

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By: E. Tucker and L. Kruse. The authors address some of the challenges facing schools trying to make an equitable reopening plan, particularly keeping in mind students with disabilities.

Getting Through: Leading with Optimism Hope and Love

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By: Kristi Dominguez, Ellen Dorr & Kelly Niccolls. Post Covid-19, increased focus ​on courageous leadership is more important than ever to envision what learning could become.

Getting Through: Multi-Mode Literacy

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The instruction of literacy has been thrown into an immediate adaptation to remote teaching. This new, multi-faceted experience of reading, writing and comprehension is Multi-Mode Literacy.

Getting Through: Being An Equity-Focused Leader

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By: Dedy Fauntleroy. Everything is rapidly changing—especially education. What are the implications for the equity-focused leader? Beyond the necessity to lead virtually in the moment, how do we move forward, how do we recover, and how should our leadership shift as a result?

Leading School Transformation: Teacher Leader Reflections of their Learning

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By: Jackie Ives & Brian Sites. Using innovative teacher transformation practices, Jackie and Brian discuss how they are preparing students on becoming contributing citizens in our democracy.

When Humans, Not Systems, Run Schools

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By: Andy Calkins. Andy discusses how the districts in NGLC's change management project have transitioned to home-based learning with rapid design of new systems and communication.

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