Back to School in the Era of COVID-19: Uncertainties, Complexities, and Emerging Plans

Creating Equitable and Effective Instruction in Remote or Hybrid Settings

Sams, A., & Bergmann, J. (2013). Flip your students’ learning. Educational Leadership, 70(6), 16–20. Available at http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar13/vol70/num06/Flip-Your-Students'-Learning.aspx

Though written before the pandemic, this article provides a discussion, guidance, and examples of how technology and face-to-face learning can be combined in ways that take advantage of each and move toward a more student-centered approach to instruction.

Hill, H. C., & Loeb, S. (2020, May 27). How to contend with pandemic learning loss [Web log post]. Available at https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/05/28/how-to-contend-with-pandemic-learning-loss.html

While much is unknown about what school will look like in the fall, this article outlines six priorities for student learning when school resumes, including filling in learning gaps with highimpact supports and keeping students on-track for their grade level without repeating material from this year.

In addition to the pieces we shared above for this session, two additional resources for addressing distance and hybrid learning are in their final stages of development: a framework for hybrid or distance learning from Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and a collection of guidance materials designed for district leaders from the Council of Chief State School Officers. We will share these pieces and update this list when they are ready.