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 or tweet using #GettingThrough to participate!

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Jeb Bush on Digital Learning Now!

In today’s episode, Tom is sitting down with former Governor Jeb Bush, to discuss all things digital learning.
Reopening Schools

Reopening Schools: A Scheduling Map for Educators to Plan the Who,...

InnovateEDU and Brooklyn LAB have assembled a scheduling map for reopening schools this fall to help address the who, what, where, when and how's of reopening.

Reopening Schools: A Getting Smart Webinar Recap

On Friday, June 19th Getting Smart hosted a webinar focusing on the challenges and complexity of reopening school in fall 2020. Here are some of the key takeaways and resources.

Hybrid Reopening: When 50/50 Just Won’t Work

By: Joe Ableidinger. Many school systems are considering 50/50 split plans for reopening in Fall 2020. Ed leaders ought to consider this Model Hybrid Reopening Framework.

Three Basic Needs that Must Be Met for a Successful Opening...

David Ross creates a Maslow-inspired hierarchy of needs to encourage educators to focus on a progression of actions to ensure their work will be successful.

Focusing on Learners and SEL: Looping Strategies to Welcome Learners Back

As social-emotional learning becomes more integrated into our systems of learning, we must consider a specific structure to tend to the whole child returning to some form of schooling in the fall, looping.

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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