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Planning for Changing Learning Scenarios: Navigating the Road Ahead

Webinar and blog series to help districts and schools maintain continuity of learning through the incredible disruptions they are currently experiencing by sharing these challenges and elevating successful strategies

The 2021–2022 school year is already presenting unique challenges for public education. Districts must provide equitable learning opportunities and maintain continuity of learning through incredible disruptions. The resources on this page will help districts and schools retool their operations to mitigate potential temporary and periodic school closings and continue to adapt to contingencies that emerge during this school year.

Blog Posts

Announcement: New Office of Educational Technology Webinar and Blog Series

What happens when a single student or a few students are out due to the pandemic? What happens when a meaningful set of the class is out for a number of weeks? What happens…

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Webinar Replay: Planning for Changing Learning Scenarios: Navigating the Road…

To help school systems navigate a shifting landscape and periods of disruption, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology hosted a webinar on…

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Webinar Replay — Planning for Changing Scenarios: Catalyzing School and…

Research shows the importance of family engagement and how it can improve student academic success as well as whole child learning and social-emotional learning.

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Webinar Replay — Planning for Changing Scenarios: School-Community…

When schools and communities work together to support learning, everyone benefits. Strong, authentic community-partnerships can lead to expanded opportunities for learners.

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Webinar Replay — Planning for Changing Scenarios: The Next Normal in Education

The last year and a half has brought worldwide disruption to multiple sectors — in particular, the education sector. Yet disruption has historically informed innovation,…

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Webinar Replay — Planning for Changing Scenarios: Emerging Stronger…

As we think about how to emerge stronger post-pandemic, it is critical to take time to reflect on the learnings from the past 20 months, acknowledge the different challenges…

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Webinar Recordings

Planning for Changing Scenarios: Navigating the Road Ahead

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Explore the emerging scenarios caused by the pandemic that school systems are currently facing, and share strategies implemented by educators to persist and succeed within the context of these contingencies, addressing not only high-level policies but also day-to-day implementation in classrooms.

Planning for Changing Scenarios: Catalyzing School and Family Relationships

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Featuring district leaders and practitioners, this panel discussion focuses on strengthening family engagement, increasing layers of support to improve at-home learning, and connecting families to social emotional learning and mental health resources and other services.

Planning for Changing Scenarios: School-Community Partnerships to Foster Resilience

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When schools and communities work together to support learning, everyone benefits. Strong, authentic community-partnerships can lead to expanded opportunities for learners; shared responsibility among diverse stakeholders to ensure student outcomes; and transformative benefits for schools and their surrounding communities. Furthermore, school-community partnerships are essential to expanding when, where, how, and what students learn.

Planning for Changing Scenarios: The Next Normal in Education

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The last year and a half has brought worldwide disruption to multiple sectors — in particular, the education sector. Yet disruption has historically informed innovation, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. While grappling with shifting realities and pressures, school districts have innovated and refined solutions in real time to support and educate learners.

Planning for Changing Scenarios: Emerging Stronger Post-Pandemic

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The aftermath of the pandemic presents a profound opportunity for school systems to learn from the new strategies, capabilities, and innovations that emerged during the crisis. When leveraged, these new “muscles” have the potential to reduce inequities and lead to improved learning experiences for all students. As we forge ahead, how are schools reculturing and building resiliency to adapt to an ever-shifting landscape, and ultimately, emerge stronger post-pandemic?

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