Learning in a Pandemic Research Briefs
This collection of reports highlights best practices for socially distanced learning during a pandemic. Topics include hybrid education, promoting equity in access to technology, social-emotional learning, and more.
Strategies for Providing Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This research brief describes strategies for providing relevant professional development designed to maximize teacher efficacy with online learning platforms, including available resources and examples that are in use in other school districts.
Equity Considerations for Technology Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This research brief outlines considerations and resources for reducing disparities for students who face additional barriers to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those with special education or English language development needs. The report addresses equitable access to technology, online instruction, and wraparound resources.
Considerations for Blended Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This research brief describes models for blended learning and resources for implementation through the lens of addressing requirements for social distancing in school buildings set forth by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing Student Academic Concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This research brief reviews current research on approaches to supporting students’ academic needs as they transition to a distance learning model. This report also provides resources related to student accountability, independence, and remediation.
Relationships, Connection, and Learning: Providing for Student Social and Emotional Needs in the Pandemic Era
This research brief provides background and resources for applying Social-Emotional Learning, Trauma-Informed Care, and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Teaching approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the most vulnerable students.
Alternatives to the Traditional School Schedule: Considerations for Implementing Year-Round and Staggered Schedules During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report surveyed current literature to investigate the benefits and consequences of various existing models of alternative schedules, particularly as they related to student academic achievement, cost of program implementation, and applicability to the situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Learning in a Virtual Environment During a Pandemic
This report evaluated the results of a survey conducted with a range of stakeholders, including students, parents, and teachers, in response to a swift transition to online learning in the spring of 2020. Qualitative and quantitative analyses were conducted, and recommendations for future actions are included based on the findings and the current literature.