Managing the Transition to Virtual Schooling

Ensuring a Quality Education for Every Child Web Series

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Across the nation, schools have closed in response to COVID-19, leaving many educators navigating a sudden move to remote learning. The pandemic and associated economic turmoil as well as the abrupt shift to virtual schooling present educators with many challenges, from addressing gaps in available technology to adjusting to new ways of meeting students’ learning and other needs from afar. As educators adapt to this unfolding situation, equity must be at the forefront, and culturally responsive pedagogy and other best practices remain as important as ever for students.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with educators from diverse backgrounds about their ongoing experiences with remote learning and how they are addressing the needs of all students and centering equity during this difficult time.

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions you have for our panelists via email at CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org or on Twitter using #QualityEdChat.

This event will be live captioned at americanprogress.org/livecaptioning.

Panelists:
Andre M. Perry, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Christina Torres, Eighth Grade Teacher, Punahou School
José Luis Vilson, Executive Director, EduColor
Lorena Germán, Multicultural Classroom Consulting

Moderator:
Lisette Partelow, Senior Director, K-12 Strategic Initiatives, Center for American Progress

This event is part of an online series exploring the five key issue areas that a new public education agenda should include. Each week, experts from across the education field will discuss how educators are adjusting to virtual schooling, the history of the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality and equitable education to all students, preparing students for the future of work, what charter policy could look like in the future that puts equity at the forefront, and the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in education.