Reversing Course: Learning Loss in A Global Pandemic
A recording of this event will be available soon.
Resources referenced in the discussion:
Massachusetts DESE COVID Special Ed Guidance: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/sped.html
Back to School Letter for Families of Children with Disabilities September 2020: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/sped/back-to-school-letter/
Evaluation Adjustments from DESE Heather just referenced: https://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/implementation/
From David Chard:
LD Checklist Lindsay mentioned: https://ncld.org/checklist/
From Jonah Edelman:
Stand-out Practices from the Pandemic: https://highschoolsuccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/stand_stronger.pdf
From Lindsay Jones:
National Center for Learning Disabilities Report on Acceleration – Promising Practices to Accelerate Learning for Students with Disabilities, During COVID and Beyond https://www.ncld.org/reports-studies/promising-practices-to-accelerate-learning-for-students-with-disabilities-during-covid-19-and-beyond/
9 Recommendations for Inclusive Learning Recovery for Students with Disabilities – https://www.ncld.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/9-Recommendations-for-Inclusive-Learning-Recovery-for-Students-with-Disabilities-Final-1.pdf
From Heather Peske:
MA COVID guidance (including guidance on Students with Disabilities–scroll down on the side menu): https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/
MA’s Center for Instructional Support: https://www.doe.mass.edu/instruction/
MA Student Learning Experience Report : https://www.doe.mass.edu/edwin/gateway/slereport-supp.html
Curriculum Ratings by Teachers (CURATE) to find reviews and ratings of curriculum: https://www.doe.mass.edu/instruction/curate/
Family Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Compensatory Services and Recovery Support for Students with IEPs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/sped/family-fact-sheet/
MA Student Learning Experience Report: https://www.doe.mass.edu/edwin/gateway/slereport-supp.html
Resources on educator evaluation my team built this year : https://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/
Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinets https://www.doe.mass.edu/amazingeducators/cabinets/
As we move into the second year of this global pandemic, how do we address the significant academic, social, and emotional toll COVID-19 has taken on school-age children? While some have said we might be seeing a “lost generation”, others are heralding the narrowing of the digital divide. With millions of students across the U.S learning remotely, unprecedented numbers not attending school, and municipalities canceling assessments—we are experiencing a crisis of learning loss.
- What are the consequences of such learning loss?
- Where do we go from here?
- How do we prioritize and address a multitude of issues?
- What steps should be taken in the short-term in order to support students?
- And how do we innovate for the future, to build on the lessons being learned?
Join us as we sit down with leaders across the education sector and talk together, to identify the problems, and focus on solutions.
Important Questions Answered
The Ivy Street School is honored to partner with Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Moderated by Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, Executive Director of the Ivy Street School, the first in a series of conversations will address questions from various stakeholders in education and YOU.
Scheduled Panelists include:
Jonah Edelman, CEO, Stand for Children
Heather Peske, Senior Associate Commissioner for Instructional Support; Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Lindsay Jones, President, and CEO of National Center for Learning Disabilities