All the coronavirus-induced changes to schooling during the pandemic have upended learning for millions of students attending school online from their homes. The ongoing pandemic is changing teaching and learning in ways we could not have imagined. In addition, some assessments are being cancelled across the U.S. Many educators and parents are wondering where their students are in their learning. Are they behind? Are they being challenged?
In spring of 2020, Cognia’s Innovation Lab conducted a survey of more than 74,000 students, teachers, and parents to determine the impact of remote schooling and learn what their experiences might mean for supporting educators and students in the future.
Our data show that students are busy but not challenged at home. In the transition from familiar, face-to-face school environments to remote learning, students were subject to more assignments (80% of students reported more work), but academic activities were less challenging than before the onset of the pandemic. Students felt isolated and missed their routines, and both students and parents felt anxiety over student readiness. However, among the good news to report, teachers felt supported by their leaders, and students felt their teachers cared about them.
In this edition we explore:
- Lessons from Online Schools
- Creating More Equitable Assessments
- Responses to Remote Learning
- Character, Care, and Respect Build a School Community
- The Case for Non-Traditional STEM Learning
- Empowering Teachers for Online Instruction
- Celebrating 125 Years as a Force for School Improvement
As we settle into an era of pandemic schooling, we have lessons to learn—certainly. But we also have reasons to connect, new ways to build relationships, and reasons to celebrate.
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