As school leaders come together to envision and reopen schools this fall, they face deep complexity. To navigate the uncertainty and build a remote or hybrid learning experience that is rich and meaningful, schools will have to develop a collaborative planning process that combines strong leadership with broad stakeholder representation.
HGSE’s Jal Mehta and MIT’s Justin Reich have been meeting with key stakeholders — teachers, leaders, students, parents — to explore what makes a high-quality teaching and learning experience during COVID-19 restrictions. We’ll dig into their findings, joined by Boston Public Schools teacher Neema Avashia, a key partner in this work.
· What do schools need in order to build a broad, collaborative planning process?
· What’s exciting about online learning? What’s not good about it? What’s better to do in person — and how do we make the most of each?
· How can we center equity — and use learning technologies to build online environments that are equitable?
· When we reinvent for remote or hybrid learning, can we open the door to innovations more broadly in how we teach, learn, promote equity and justice, and care for our communities?
Education Now: The Challenges of Reopening is a summer webinar series with insights for educators, families, and school and district leaders. This bi-weekly series runs Wednesdays, June 24 through September 2. Episodes will be recorded and available to view later on YouTube and Facebook. Visit hgse.me/ednow for more information.