Online Professional Development for Teachers During Remote Learning

In the midst of remote learning, teachers are working to fill in the gaps of incomplete online professional development programs. Many teachers are volunteering to help less tech-savvy educators learn the basics about virtual learning tools when their schools or districts can’t provide adequate training. Despite their good intentions, teachers simply aren’t equipped to provide comprehensive online PD for their colleagues. Remote instruction requires teachers to learn a wide range of new skills; and they need a well-planned, evidence-based PD…

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4 Questions for School Leaders Planning for 2021-2022

The COVID-19 pandemic forced school leaders to question the habits and assumptions that contribute toward our leadership styles. Challenges that never seemed urgent before suddenly became critical: How do we serve all students equitably through virtual-only instruction? How can we forge active partnerships with caregivers at home? What role do social and emotional supports play in student achievement? As school leaders prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we must consider how our old leadership styles need to evolve to meet…

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How School Leaders Can Promote Hybrid Instructional Strategies for In-Person and Virtual Classrooms

As a school leader, you probably feel torn in several directions as you work to safely support teachers, students, and caregivers in the midst of this unpredictable COVID-19 pandemic. School leaders have had to make tough decisions about reopening, and sometimes re-closing, schools for in-person instruction this fall. How can you help your teachers incorporate hybrid instructional strategies that can be used both in-person and through virtual learning? Teachers and school leaders need professional development on hybrid instructional strategies and…

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