We know that educators and leaders have spent the last couple of months scrambling to meet the immediate needs of learners in their community. Thank you to each and every one of you for everything you’ve done to make the best out of this challenging situation. Now that the end of the school year is here, we’re shifting our Getting Through series from stories and advice to support remote learning or long term closures, to getting ready for the complex work of reopening schools this fall.
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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.
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.
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.
A professional learning school pivots to distance learning while maintaining their core values and partnerships.
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.
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.