Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Safely Reopening and Sustaining In-Person Instruction
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:
– 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.
Wednesday, March 31, 12pm PT / 3pm ET
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 then 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 challenges once they returned will also be shared.
Related Documents: This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to download in
advance of the webinar to inform participation.
• 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 Schools
Slides for this presentation will be posted on the event webpage on the day of the event.