Resources

Beyond Reopening Schools: How Education Can Emerge Stronger Than Before COVID-19

An analysis of global trends in education and proposed actions to transform education systems in the new normal post-COVID. Read More

9 Virtual Teaching Success Stories We Can All Learn From

Creative and impactful moves from teachers across the country to connect in new ways. Read More

Back to School Guides For Creating a Caring School Community

The more connected staff, students, and families feel to their school environment, the more likely they are to find success. Now more than ever it is critical that educators use community building activities to foster positive relationships. Our back to school guides are ‘grab-and-go’ resources any educator can use to… Read More

SPECIAL REPORT: Taking Care of Teachers

This report includes tips on how to combat teacher exhaustion, address work-life balance, and limit anxiety through mindfulness. Read More

Planning for the Next Normal at School

To assist schools in proactively addressing the health needs of the school community, a number of nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations have come together to develop a playbook for when learning starts again — “Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and… Read More

COVID-19 Early Literacy Loss: Strategies for States

In 2019, 35% of fourth-grade students in the U.S. performed at or above NAEP proficient in reading—accounting for just one of every three students. Students of color and those living in poverty or rural areas had an even lower probability of achieving proficiency. And this is before a projected COVID-19… Read More

Case Study: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Learning Pods

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, learning pods are a no-cost, in-person option for students. Learning pod activities are conducted during the standard school day time frame for students who need access to internet connectivity and/or students who need a safe and productive place to engage in remote learning. Substitute… Read More

SHAPE AMERICA – SEL Skills in Health and Physical Education

For health and physical education teachers who are still teaching virtually, the Virtual and Distance Learning Resource Guide helps teachers adapt the health. moves. minds. lessons and activities to meet the needs of distance learning. The guide includes units, lessons and activities for three grade bands: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Read More

Leveraging Social and Emotional Learning to Support Students and Families in the Time of COVID-19

This blog post offers practical strategies from schools around the country to provide social and emotional (SEL) support to children and families in the time of remote learning. These SEL moves seek to foster equity, connection, and relationship-building. Read More

Back to School Planning: School Nutrition Guidance

View the back-to-school planning webpage for school nutrition guidance and resources related to the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year. Find guidance on applicable school food service waivers, program operations and more. Submit specific questions related to back-to-school operations through the back-to-school question form and reference the back-to-school… Read More

Reopening Schools Planning Toolkit

This toolkit provides guidance for these content areas: Health and Safety Continuity of Learning Conditions for Learning Planning and Communication Policy and Funding More detailed guidance will be added over time; as the situation evolves, we will continue to gather feedback, add resources, and expand on these considerations to help… Read More

About The Hub

  As public education evolves during uncertain times, The Hub is expanding to broaden our repository of resources and expand opportunities for information-sharing, collaboration, and learning. This overview outlines what you will find in each section of The Hub, and the benefits of creating a user profile. Read More

Reopening Schools: Health Guidance by COVID-19 Phase

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Colorado Department of Education and the Governor’s Office worked together to develop this guidance for Local Public Health agencies (LPHAs) and districts as they develop school plans. The guidance has been drafted in light of evolving scientific knowledge about the spread of… Read More

Buffering Stress During Difficult Times

Join Finessa Ferrell, Social Emotional Learning Specialist at CEI, in this 12-minute video that explores the six areas we have to tackle to help students and adults buffer stress: Balance, Breathing, Belonging, Boredom, [getting]Better and Blessings. Read More

The Challenges of Reopening

Looking toward fall, how should schools rebound and innovate, while keeping health, wellness, and equity at the center? How can education reinvent, not just reopen? The Harvard Graduate School of Education explores this topic In a new series of articles and other content. Topics include: Confronting the Challenges of Restarting… Read More

Guidance on Culturally Responsive School Reopenings

The country is on the brink of beginning again. And as we restart our national engines, let’s do so with a steady and cautious hand, not taking for granted the sobering lessons that COVID-19 is teaching us: that in a nation as fundamentally carved out of its differences… Read More

COVID-19 Stress, Distress & Trauma Series

This 14-part video series addresses a range of topics related to how the brain and responds to stress, and resulting behaviors and responses. Each video is close-captioned with an auto-translate option. Read More

Strategic Reopening Collaborative Toolkit

We know many educators, students, and their families are experiencing stress and anxiety—for some quite severe. From a learning perspective, this stress forces the brain to operate in a state of near constant engagement, negatively affecting the brain’s ability to manage stress, and diminishing its capacity to be creative, learn… Read More

Trauma-Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit

The Trauma-Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit is now complete and available for download, free of charge. This toolkit offers an action plan for implementing trauma-responsive practices to help address each school’s unique priorities using this Theory of Change. It contains guidance and recommendations based on the current research and… Read More

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