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Expert Q&A: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging as Students Transition Back to School (Panorama Ed.)
Wednesday, June 24th at 2pm ET/11am PT
In the wake of school closures, district leaders, educators, parents, and students are adjusting to a new reality. Yet, social-emotional learning and belonging matter more than ever. What does cultivating a sense of belonging look like in a variety of school models as students transition back into the classroom?
Join an Expert Q&A with district and school leaders from Metro Nashville Public Schools, Move This World, and Panorama Education. Panelists will cover:
· Cultivating connectedness, belonging, and teacher-student relationships during distance learning
· Incorporating SEL initiatives and curriculum into your plans for the fall
· Collecting data to better support school climate and students' social-emotional learning development
Closing the Home Learning and Homework Gap: Innovative Wi-Fi Initiatives (New America)
Jun. 25, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The current pandemic has laid bare an ongoing connectivity crisis, particularly in low-income and rural areas. A lack of broadband for students at home aggravates longstanding educational inequities. Compounding the struggle of individual students and families, many schools in low-income communities cannot rely on online instruction because too many students lack adequate connectivity, harming all students in underserved areas. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned this existing homework gap into a learning chasm. What can school districts do to connect all students to online learning? How should Congress and the Federal Communications Commission help? FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will kick off a discussion about possible federal efforts to address the homework gap, including potential legislation to increase E-Rate funding and flexibility. The webinar will also examine how community broadband networks can help students stay connected. OTI recently published a report on successful community broadband networks in the U.S., and the webinar will feature innovative school districts that have pioneered the use of community Wi-Fi. We'll hear how these districts partnered with municipalities and others to extend community Wi-Fi networks directly to students' homes.
Webinar: How COVID-19 will Reshape the Upcoming School Year (RTI International)
June 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
With many school start dates already set for August, educators and leaders must continue to think deeply and strategically about what school reentry may look like after spending the last two months of the 2019-20 school year in "emergency remote learning" mode due to COVID-19. This webinar will engage panelists in conversation around the logistics of reopening school buildings for face-to-face instruction, while also providing a space for innovative thought around remote learning and blended options. The scenarios discussed during this webinar will provide valuable insight for education leaders as they consider reentry.
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