Lessons from the Field - Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-31 15:00:00 2021-03-31 15:00:00 Lessons from the Field - Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction Description On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000 directing the U.S. Department of Education to create the Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will be a place to highlight lessons from the field in support of students, teachers, faculty, and staff, as schools and campuses continue to reopen following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clearinghouse will include a collection of lessons learned and best practices submitted by teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, and States describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic that the submitters believe to have worked well in their contexts. As part of The Clearinghouse, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new webinar series entitled “Lessons from the Field” which will run bi-weekly through June and will discuss the following topics across early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education: Safe and Healthy Environments Providing Supports to Students  Teacher, Faculty, and Staff Well-Being, Professional Development, and Supports On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join Lessons from the Field: Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction.   After a welcome from Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, this session will include a brief overview with the latest on how to implement mitigation strategies to safely return to in-person instruction and feature a panel of practitioners from a variety of school districts. The panel will share lessons learned on preparing for and returning to in-person instruction. Information on how they overcame complications once they returned will also be shared. Speakers Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education Neha Cramer, Lead, Schools Unit, Community Intervention and Critical Populations Task Force at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Diana Greene, Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools (Florida) Dr. Victor Simon, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (Illinois) Webinar Materials Slides Lessons from the Field Webinar Series Welcome from Secretary Cardona Speaker Bios Recording (Coming Soon!) Transcript (Coming Soon!) Primary Referenced Materials Pathways to Safe In-Person Operations of K-12 Schools (February 17 webinar) CDC Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation Operational Strategy Summary Fact Sheet (PDF) CDC Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 School CDC Resources CDC Prevention Strategies: masks, physical distancing, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, cleaning, contact tracing Resources for K-12 Administrators Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations FAQ for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations  Interim Considerations for K-12 School Administrators for SARS-CoV-2 Testing   Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers Making Decisions about Children Attending In-person School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Information for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers  Back to In-Person Learning   District Leader Resources Duval County Public Schools Superintendent's MePlanssage - Advice from Experts COVID-19 Testing and Other FAQs Videos - Team Up For Health Confirmed COVID-19 Case Dashboard Gower School District 62 Return to School Plan, including plan, calendar, FAQ, community updates, self-dertification student entry card, mandatory quarantine notice, etc.  Transition Updates 10-Part Weekly Series Updates Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing from you about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of your students and staff as they return to in-person instruction. noreply@air.org America/New_York public

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On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000 directing the U.S. Department of Education to create the Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will be a place to highlight lessons from the field in support of students, teachers, faculty, and staff, as schools and campuses continue to reopen following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clearinghouse will include a collection of lessons learned and best practices submitted by teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, and States describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic that the submitters believe to have worked well in their contexts.

As part of The Clearinghouse, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new webinar series entitled “Lessons from the Field” which will run bi-weekly through June and will discuss the following topics across early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education:

  • Safe and Healthy Environments
  • Providing Supports to Students 
  • Teacher, Faculty, and Staff Well-Being, Professional Development, and Supports

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) hosted Lessons from the Field: Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction.  

After a welcome from Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, this session included a brief overview with the latest on how to implement mitigation strategies to safely return to in-person instruction and featured a panel of practitioners from a variety of school districts. The panel shared lessons learned on preparing for and returning to in-person instruction.  Information on how they overcame complications once they returned was also shared.

Speakers

  • Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Neha Cramer, Lead, Schools Unit, Community Intervention and Critical Populations Task Force at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Diana Greene, Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools (Florida)
  • Dr. Victor Simon, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (Illinois)

Webinar Materials

Primary Referenced Materials

CDC Resources

District Leader Resources

 


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