It may not be clear what school looks like next month, this fall, or even a year from now, but what we do know is there will be learners and ensuring they have access to high-quality learning experiences is a non-negotiable.
“Emergency” distance learning is happening now, but students are counting on us for a better model. We have an obligation to redesign our day to ensure physical distancing and an opportunity to reimagine our models to align with the vision we have for all learners. Now is the critical time for schools to intentionally develop a new way forward for the 2020-21 school year so it is learner-centered and to ensure learners see themselves as full of possibility as they develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets to thrive in a changing world.
This will require:
• professional learning and ongoing support for educators as they adapt to accommodate new models of teaching and learning.
• a new class of comprehensive and flexible technology that is not reliant on screen time and pdfs and that works optimally both in and out of the classroom.
• curriculum design that supports and grows student independence and agency and can move seamlessly between the classroom and home, as circumstances may demand.
In this 20-minute webinar, school and district leaders will learn about “Distance Learning in 90 Days,” a guided program schools are using to be ready and equipped with the practices and tools critical to meeting learners where they are physically, emotionally, socially and academically—however learning takes place next year and in the future.
Make the next 90 days count—your students are counting on you.