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NAEYC Virtual Institute

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) will be offering 6 weeks of free virtual professional learning sessions through their virtual institute beginning June 1, 2020. The institute will include over 100 presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts, including policy experts, higher education faculty, school leaders, researchers, and educators.

The Results are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work

A Practitioner’s Guide to Responding to COVID-19: Predicting the Impact of COVID-19 on Out-of-School Learning Loss

A Practitioner’s Guide to Responding to COVID-19: The Impacts of Extended Learning Programs on Academic Achievement

The second in a series of four briefs outlining ways in which practitioners can respond to out-of-school learning loss as a result of COVID-19. The second brief reviews evidence for the impacts of extended learning programs (after school, summer, extended day, year-round schooling) on student academic achievement.

The Impacts of Extended Learning Programs on Academic Achievement

A Practitioner’s Guide to Responding to COVID-19: Successful Initiatives that Offset Out-Of-School Learning Loss

The third in a series of four briefs outlining ways in which practitioners can respond to out-of-school learning loss as a result of COVID-19. In this brief, studies that show promise for overcoming out-of-school learning loss are highlighted. All references include an ESSA Level of Evidence. Studies that were reviewed by What Works Clearinghouse were also noted.

Successful Initiatives that Offset Out-Of-School Learning Loss

A Practitioner’s Guide to Responding to COVID-19: Guides and Tools for State and Local School Administrators

The final in a series of four briefs outlining ways in which practitioners can respond to out-of-school learning loss as a result of COVID-19. This brief contains helpful guides and tools for state and local administrators for implementing extended learning programs to offset the COVID-19 slide.

Guides and Tools for State and Local School Administrators

Why the Coronavirus Crisis Hits Teenagers Particularly Hard

Developmental scientists explain the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on adolescents, within the context of the social, emotional and physical changes experienced during the teenage years. This article also offers suggestions for minimizing the effects of social isolation during the pandemic.

Instructional Design Principles for Remote Teaching and Learning

These seven principles of instructional design for remote learning have been developed to maximize learning in a manageable way while also emphasizing the importance of flexibility for both teachers and students in their new “classroom” setting.

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Strategies to Support Remote Learning Along a Continuum of Access

This handout from REL Central provides guidance and planning suggestions for supporting remote learning, whether students are online or offline. It includes strategies curated from multiple remote learning plans as well as linked resources.

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National Survey Tracks Pandemic Impact on Schools

This survey, developed by the EdWeek Research Center, tracks survey results related to the impact of COVID-19 on schools across the nation. It provides insights into the policy challenges of access and equity as well as the day-to-day struggles of teachers in their new “classrooms”.