Giving Compass' Take:

• Educators must reconcile what practices worked best to support students in remote learning for the new school year. 

• How can edtech companies help educators provide the best remote learning experiences? How should educators approach the digital divide? 

•  Read about the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on education.

Before they can think about welcoming back students, schools will need to prepare for the new year with tighter budgets and a better way to support distance learning, among other seemingly endless questions. With a new lens through which to view safety, officials will revise nearly every existing operational process all at once, from student and teacher schedules to classroom configurations and cleaning procedures.

Reflecting on these unprecedented times, it is easy to understand how schools might have been caught unprepared for the current pandemic. But as the work to retool continues, no community will accept its school moving forward without a plan to transition quickly between in-person learning and distance learning. Throughout most of the United States, that means schools will continue to adopt and evaluate solutions that enable remote learning to work seamlessly in concert with classroom instruction as part of their regular playbooks.

For responses to be effective, school personnel will also work to find more of the one resource that no budget can increase: time. Even when circumstances were less complex than what’s facing schools today, educators have regularly felt hurried.

  • Student Assessment
  • Communicating Assessment Data
  • Professional Development
  • Staffing

Read the full article about educators during COVID-19 by Jason Anklowitz at EdSurge.