Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has felt like a journey without an itinerary or a destination. As new information comes in, we’ve been challenged to assess our decisions and next steps, but with higher stakes. How do we navigate next steps?
Remake Learning, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and KnowledgeWorks have been looking at pandemic-era teaching and learning in Pennsylvania. The goal? Fight the pull back to “normal” and answer the question:
What have we learned that we must preserve post-pandemic?
To find out, organizers conducted listening sessions with nearly 200 classroom teachers, school administrators, out-of-school the providers early learning educators, parents and caregivers from 31 Pennsylvania counties, as well as more than 900 surveys from educators across the state. This data helped highlight:
- Practices that sparked innovation
- Conditions that reinforced existing education inequalities
- Actions we can take now to address issues and create positive, sustainable change
Organized around common themes, the findings have been gathered into Remaking Tomorrow: What Comes Next. Featuring easy to replicate strategies for educators, stories from schools and organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania, case studies and data, Remaking Tomorrow can act be a strategy guide for navigating the future of learning in your own school, district or community.