Planning for Student Learning When Schools Close: Centering on Evidence and Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the opportunity for schools, districts, and states to revisit their continuity of learning plans. Educators must be prepared to pivot with little notice to support student learning when schools close. Challenges to supporting student learning during these times are exacerbated by inequities faced by students, their families, and their communities. “Educating for tomorrow” requires planning for continuity of learning today. Using interactive activities, this workshop will explore (1) lessons learned from COVID-19 school closures; (2) promising, evidence-informed practices to support remote learning; (3) strategies for addressing educational equity during remote learning times; and (4) opportunities to engage families, community organizations, and businesses. Participants are encouraged to attend this session as teams to reflect on ways to improve their continuity of learning plans with evidence and experience from the field.
Dr. Hurwitz is experienced in providing technical supports to educators. Recently, Dr. Hurwitz served as co-principal investigator for the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic remote learning literature scan and webinar and an author for a blog on promising remote learning strategies.
Mr. Malick served as co-principal investigator for the Regional Educational Lab Mid-Atlantic remote learning literature scan and webinar. He has led a literature scan on continuity of learning practices and serves as a subject matter expert on remote learning for the PA Department of Education.