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.

Interested in contributing to this campaign? Email your stories and ideas to Editor@GettingSmart.com or tweet using #GettingThrough to participate!

John Watson The Promise of Online Learning

John Watson on the Promise of Online Learning

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom speaks with John Watson about the great promise of online learning.
Prepare learners for today

How do we prepare students to flourish in a VUCA future?

If we want students to be prepared to flourish in an unpredictable future, we shouldn’t be focused on the future at all: we should be focused on ensuring they flourish now. Erin Lynn Raab explores the term VUCA and its significance when designing for today's schools.
virtual learning experiences

Preparing for the Future: Building Interest in Computer Science

The need for students to develop skills in coding and in STEM related fields is growing however there are either real or perceived barriers to providing these opportunities for students. What resources are available?
TNTP Educators

COVID Forced Schools to Innovate: Let’s Build on What They Learned

Let’s not aspire to return to “normal” and instead use what we have learned and expand promising innovations to better serve all students.
Teacher Think Tank

The importance of a Stellar Ambassador Team when Introducing New Tech

Continuing the digital curriculum is not an easy feat for all educators. Kiddom is a great resource for growing ELA in a time of virtual learning.

Schools Can Give America a Shot At Vaccine Equity

Today, up to 1 in 4 Americans say they won't get vaccinated. Public institutions can help curb worries about safety and side effects to promote equitable access to COVID 19 vaccinations.

Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children and Ourselves Safe
with Dr. Pamela Cantor

Resources For Remote Learning
from Emerson Collective

The Power Of Place
Place-Based Education

The Future Of Work, Leading and Learning

7 Tips for Parents and Caregivers:
From Turnaround For Children

ASU for You

High School Resources For Learning During COVID-19: 
From XQ

Tech for Learners:
Searchable Database

Place to Learn:
Top Learning Playlists from LRNG

Prioritizing Human Connection When Social Distancing Is the New Norm:
from The Learning Accelerator

Continuity of Learning Resources:
from Aurora Institute

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education:
from CRE Hub

Supporting Students Away from School:
From Curriculum Associates

Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers

Video Lessons To Teach Creativity and Kindness:
From Ringbeller

COVID-19 Resources for Field Leaders:
From Science of Learning and Development Alliance

The Most Powerful Personalized Learning Edtech Tools:
Curated by LEAP

Resources for Supporting Learners with Disabilities:
From Digital Promise

A Roadmap for Schools and Systems:
From CatalystEd and Leading Elephants