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

What the Pandemic Taught Us

By: Casey O’Meara. Slate Valley Unified Union School District’s approach during pandemic teaching relies on flexibility, empathy, experiences as moments for learning, and essential content and skills, and is resulting in lasting change for the district.

Getting Through

What’s Working During COVID

By: Norton Gusky. The pandemic forced educators to rethink how they design learning experiences, and continue to meet the needs of their learning communities. Here are some successful strategies and approaches.

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How Students are Strengthening Life Skills During School Closures

By: Holly Wright. Educators across the country are doing all they can to ensure students are supported socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. During this unconventional school year, we have an opportunity to strengthen and foster critical skills students will need in and beyond the classroom.