There’s no question there’s a lot to be learned from experiences necessitated by accommodating restrictions due to Covid-19. While the challenges have been immense, so has educators’ learning – about instruction, students, organization, and more. Why not take stock of the learning and leverage that for positive change as the 2020-21 school year begins? Beginning the 2020-21 school year will be different from all others and will offer unique opportunities (and challenges). Identify a team within your school or district to engage in a virtual workshop and chart a positive course for necessary change. The team could be a disciplinary team, grade-level team, administrative team, or some other focus. Staff will complete an exploratory survey or initial assessment to serve as a resource for the work. The workshop will include three virtual sessions prior to the beginning of the school year, with two follow-on sessions in late August/early September.
Register by June 24, 2020
Virtual Workshop participants will…
…how school or district staff has responded to challenges and identify lessons learned that can be leveraged to support success when students return to school.
…with other educators to probe and expand understanding for lessons learned through virtual learning.
…for supporting a targeted instructional need and leveraging lessons learned.
…how thoughtful consideration of these unique experiences can lead to effective planning and re-engagement for your school system.
Session 1: Asynchronous; Available July 13 — Welcome, link to survey, next steps defined (surveys completed by July 20)
Session 2: Asynchronous; Available July 23 — link to survey results, analysis tips provided, next steps defined
Session 3: July 27, virtual meet per team, 30 min mtg, access to asynchronous resources for planning
Session 4: August 3, virtual meet per team, 1 hr mtg, refine plan, access to asynchronous resources
Session 5: Sept 3, virtual meet per team, 1 hr mtg, debrief and revise, access to asynchronous resources
Middle and high school educator teams of three or more who want to identify an instructional focus based on lessons learned from the unusual end of the 2019-20 school year.
A systematic assessment of implications of this unique experience will offer opportunities to identify and address needs and opportunities to enhance learning in the coming year. “Bring” a committed team and use these experiences to benefit your school community.
Participants limited to: 15 or
(12 teams of multiple participants)