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First in Future

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First in Future

  1. 1. Disruption prompts systems change Institute for Emerging Issues March 19, 2020
  2. 2. During this extraordinary time of school disruption, collaboration and innovation by educators is inspiring systems change in education as we know it.
  3. 3. Superintendent Sharon Contreras and Guilford County Schools leading the way Emergency Preparations on COVID-19 Report | Dr. Sharon Contreras, Dr. Wanda Legrand, and Dr. Tony Watlington ● On March 11, a 21-slide external report was released ● Includes guiding principles, toolkits, communication plans, and multiple phases ● Ranging from preparedness to what would happen if there were multiple confirmed cases in the district
  4. 4. Access to broadband statewide Charter has announced they are offering free access to broadband and wi-fi for 60 days for K-12 and college student households who do not currently have a Spectrum subscription at a service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. See NC Department of Information and Technology, “Broadband availability recommendations: Connecting North Carolina: State Broadband Plan”.
  5. 5. Access to schools meals No Kid Hungry NC has put together a list of all the meal pick-up sites in North Carolina, organized alphabetically by school district. See all the pick-up centers here.
  6. 6. Talking to children and students about coronavirus National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses
  7. 7. Talking to children and students about coronavirus Rockingham County Schools mental health hotline already up and running
  8. 8. Moving to distance and remote learning NC Virtual Public Schools on best practices on transitioning from face-to-face to virtual: Five webinars on TODAY & Friday
  9. 9. Moving to distance and remote learning Department of Public Instruction’s resources: Webinar recording from Friday, March 13 Lessons from the field – Tips from NEAAAT ● Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAAT) is technically located in Elizabeth City, but the school’s 580 students live in nine counties in northeastern North Carolina. ● The school relies on a blended model of both online distance learning and in-person curriculum, and calls themselves a “regional-remote” school. They are a Title I school that offers one-to-one technology with a Chromebook for every student.
  10. 10. Teachers of the Years: Virtual lessons daily A cohort of educators is compiling daily resources for distance learning. It is called T.O.Y. Time. At 9 a.m. each day, an elementary lesson (grades K-5) will be posted, and then at 9:30 a.m. each day, a secondary lesson (grades 6-12) will be posted on Mariah Morris’ YouTube channel, NC Burroughs Fund 2019 Educator of the Year.
  11. 11. Community college trainings The Belk Center at NC State is hosting these trainings for community colleges: Survey on needs, Zoom conference
  12. 12. Coronavirus education coverage at EdNC.org Daily ● General update of what’s happening in N.C., specifically related to education – Updated at 4 p.m. daily ● School closures ● Reposting “T.O.Y time videos” – Updating with new lessons ednc.org/category/coronavirus/
  13. 13. Coronavirus education coverage at EdNC.org Ask & Answer – Submit your questions here, share around. ● We’re asking our audience what questions they have, and are finding experts to answer their questions. ● Ask & Answer | State Board chair issues guidance on personnel and school facilities during COVID-19
  14. 14. Mebane Rash, CEO and Editor-in-Chief 919-539-4851 www.EdNC.org mrash@ednc.org Follow me on Twitter @Mebane_Rash Journalism with a mission: Our students, our schools, our state

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