In these unprecedented times, we are in service of you, our partners, the education community and ultimately our students who need all of us now more than ever. We’ve created this space for you to discover vetted resources, learn from experts across the field via live webinars, and most importantly connect with other educators, leaders, and experts in the field.
Moment + Movement = (R)evolution
Desmond Blackburn, Chief Executive Officer, New Teacher Center
I’m thrilled to announce that New Teacher Center (NTC) is partnering with the Education Trust (Ed Trust) to launch the (R)evolution campaign. This work will elevate critical topics, expertise, and our lived experiences as we seek to both evolve and revolutionize the learning environment for students and educators to ensure equity is at the center. Key topics will include how we will reopen schools, build trusting relationships, focus on high-quality professional learning, and empower system leaders. Through a series of webinars, podcasts, and blogs, we will learn together and facilitate national conversations that can drive actionable steps to enact change. Join us as we share and go deeper in this ongoing journey!
In some districts and schools across the country, there are already strong foundations and assets which can be built upon—calling for an evolution. That said, we also know the system is getting the results it has been designed to get, and there has been a longstanding need to revolutionize how school is constructed. We need to reimagine and transform many elements of effective teaching and learning, and we need to better serve underserved students. Now more than ever, as we embrace the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, educators need support around this unprecedented new reality and the exacerbated equity gaps within it.
To read more about the (r)evolution, click here.
Season 2 is coming soon! Join our (R)evolution Campaign! In partnership with The Education Trust, NTC is presenting a new series of professional conversations and resources that center equity as a foundational aim of student and teacher learning.
– CASEL CARES is a new initiative that connects the SEL (social emotional learning) community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances. We are committed to our vision of disseminating high-quality SEL research and best practices – and are more determined now than ever. Please feel free to access and share the resources, which are designed to support educators, parents, and anyone who works with children.
– In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the educational system, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has granted more than $1 million to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the International Society for Technology in Education, National Parents Union, and State Educational Technology Directors Association to support educators and families. These initial grants are aimed at providing resources to states and school districts impacted by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
– As Schools close out the academic year and move from crisis into reentry planning, many are asking how to start to prepare for the coming year. While no plan is perfect and reality will continue to throw curveballs, leaders know their team will benefit from having a sense of what school can look like in different scenarios. This blog series by Instructional Leaders is a starting point, with tools and practical resources to orient a leadership team towards the year to come.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is a premiere resource under the umbrella of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (HHS). This detailed resource provides facts and advice for caregivers about how to help kids cope with anxiety and stress triggered by coronavirus.
– Powered by Instructional Partners, this hub provides school and system leaders a starting point to support student care and continued leaders a starting point to support student care and continued learning during extended school closures and re-entry into buildings. You’ll find toolkits, templates, and ready-made instructional materials that can be adapted for your local context and put to use in your community immediately.