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COVID-19: Impact and Opportunities for Education

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  1. Module 1: Course Overview
    Course Overview
  2. Connecting with Your WHY
    1 Check-in
  3. Baseline Knowledge Check
    1 Check-in
  4. Module 2: Foundation
    Introduction to COVID-19's 5 Key Impacts on Education
  5. Impact #1: System Disruption
    1 Topic
  6. Impact #2: Digital Divide
    1 Topic
  7. Impact #3: Disconnected Youth
    1 Topic
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    1 Check-in
  8. Impact #4: Mental Health Crisis
  9. Impact #5: Academic Learning Loss
  10. A Word on Disproportionate Impact
  11. Module 3: Knowledge
    On the Road to Recovery - Introduction to Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19
  12. Strategy #1: Reopen Schools Safely
    1 Topic
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    1 Check-in
  13. Strategy #2: Improve Internet Access and Digital Literacy
  14. Strategy #3: Energize Supportive Relationships with Children
    2 Topics
  15. Strategy #4: Prioritize Students' Well-Being
    2 Topics
  16. Strategy #5: Embrace Whole-Student Education
    2 Topics
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    1 Check-in
  17. MODULE 4: ACTION STEPS
    Introduction to Opportunities to Recover From Trauma and Reverse Learning Loss
  18. Opportunity #1: Deeper Reflection
  19. Opportunity #2: Deepen Relationships with Students by Having Courageous Conversations
  20. Opportunity #3: Use a Trauma-Informed Approach to Integrate COVID-19 into Curricula
  21. Opportunity #4: Leverage COVID-19 to Create Real Equity in Education
  22. Self-Care and Self-Healing
    1 Check-in
  23. Final Knowledge Check
    1 Check-in
  24. MODULE 5: WRAPPING UP
    Introduction to Goal Setting and Skill Building
  25. Cultural Responsiveness
  26. Tools & Resources
  27. Closing Reflections
    2 Check-ins
  28. Feedback Survey
    1 Check-in
  29. Certificate of Completion
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Impact #5: Academic Learning Loss

Danielle March 23, 2021
Impact #5. Learning loss is swelling, especially for the most marginalized students.


The following article and podcast is from the Stanford Graduate School of Education’s award-winning podcast and SiriusXM satellite radio series, School’s In, which explores current issues in education.


‘Summer slide’ meets COVID-19

Parents and teachers often worry about what’s known as “summer slide” or “summer melt,” a phenomenon in which kids are believed to lose some of what they learned during the school year over their summer break.

What does the latest research show about whether or how much students actually fall behind during a gap in learning? And if students do experience some loss, what can schools do to alleviate the impact?

On this episode of School’s In, Thomas Dee, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education, joined GSE Dean Dan Schwartz and Senior Lecturer Denise Pope to talk about the concept of summer slide, as well as new findings from his research into a summer program for middle school students at San Francisco Unified School District.

You’re welcome to click below to listen to the entire 28-min podcast—or skip to the 8-min mark or 20-min mark for key parts of the conversation.

“The COVID Slide”
By the Numbers


On average, students will experience substantial drops in reading and math, losing roughly three months’ worth of gains in reading and five months’ worth of gains in math.

Source: COVID-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being  Edutopia | Youki Terada

Block quote:
“On the whole, our society will suffer from a loss of academic capital: There might be a lower rate of high school graduation and college education in this generation.”
Ann Mastern  
Developmental Psychologist | University of Minnesota

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