Reimagining the Possibilities

In October 2020, the CSDE Academic and Performance Offices invited representatives from twenty districts to share their stories about how they adapted and applied different learning models to address local needs and the unique situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants were selected based on past achievements including Schools of Distinction, National Blue Ribbon Schools, and those with a strong record of academic growth. Information was gathered through two virtual sessions organized by grade level (elementary/middle school session and a high school session).

Organizing Themes

Educators Forecasted Technology Needs in Spring 2020

Learning Model Implementation Prompts Staffing and Instructional Choices

  • The Learning Model Structure Looks Different Across Districts
  • Learning Models Drive Staffing Decisions
  • Shifts in Practice: Balancing In-Person and Remote Learners
  • A “Just Right” Approach to Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

Creating a Community Across Learning Contexts

Effectively Reaching All Learners is a Priority

Leveraging Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning

Teachers Teaching Teachers

Evidence of Creative Problem Solving Across Districts

Parents as Partners

Routines for Students and Families Support Learning

In a Sea of Priorities, Attention to Staff Wellness is Critical

Lessons Learned through Experience and Expertise

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