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.
(R)evolutionizing Professional Learning
Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer, New Teacher Center
At NTC and Ed Trust, we initiated the (R)evolution learning journey as a means of deepening the conversations on equity, and supporting the broader field to translate a commitment to equity into action. This is quite a moment for our country. We have continued to witness unjust and racist violence being inflicted upon Black people and communities of color, ongoing COVID-19 challenges related to job losses, housing, and schools reopening—all while families and kids looking for a better future remain locked up in cages across the country, hurricanes strike, and fires burn. In spite of all of this, we see educators showing up every day, online or in person, connecting kids to a safe learning environment because they understand that a good education is one way to disrupt inequitable power structures. As educators navigate these unprecedented times, they need support – which is why we’re turning our learning journey to revolutionizing professional learning. In a time of heightened need and constrained resources, we have an obligation to ensure that professional learning actually supports teachers with what they need. We collectively believe that disrupting educational inequities means disrupting professional learning as we know it.
Season 2 for our podcast is here. 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.
– The ELSF is a collaboration of researchers, teachers, district leaders, and funders who are passionate about improving the quality and accessibility of instructional materials for English learners (ELs).
– 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare pre-existing inequities experienced by our nation’s students. While there are many uncertainties facing districts across the United States, of one thing we can be certain: classrooms will not look and feel the same when the 2020-21 school year begins.
– Since 1987, Parent Institute for Quality Education has been engaging, empowering, and transforming families by providing the knowledge and the skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their children achieve their full potential.
– 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.
– Springboard Collaborative open-sourced their recipe for impact! Underlying their outcomes is a methodology through which teachers and parents team up to support learning at home. They call it a Family-Educator Learning Accelerator (or FELA). FELAs are 5-10-week cycles during which teachers and parents share a game plan to help kids reach growth goals.
A national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.–
– Dedicated to providing the support necessary to reclaim our youth.