Many school districts are closing to keep their communities safe from COVID-19. While we believe safety is the priority, we know that loss of classroom time could further achievement gaps due to paused learning. Since we are an education organization of primarily remote workers, we have a few tips we think you can utilize to maximize your time for those meetings or courses that cannot afford to be paused.
From technical tips on conference calling software, to team habits which turn meetings and discussions into productive, two-way conversations, our team has spent a lot of time and thought on changing the way we interact with one another. Creating inclusive and safe environments promotes real learning and collaboration, which will be more important than ever as we suddenly shift the way we interact with little notice and preparation.
To help educators navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed a series of free webinars, 1:1 office hours, drop-in chats, and other resources related to equity and access, teaching and learning, staff retention, district culture, strategic planning, learning technologies, and leadership practices. Join us!
About Andrea Goetchius
Andrea Goetchius is an Associate Partner at Education Elements, working with schools and districts to best meet the needs of all learners. Andrea enjoys collaborating with and connecting clients across the country to leverage a community of innovation as schools embark on a personalized learning path. Andrea began her career as a Special Education Teacher in Glendale, Arizona. During her time in the classroom, she coached and supported student teachers and led staff development. Andrea then worked for Teach For America as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development where she coached and supported teachers to match their strengths and skills with the needs of their students. She has coached in pre-school to twelfth-grade classrooms with a focus on implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the classroom. In her current role, Andrea specializes in projects that bring personalized learning to scale across districts, regional centers, and state entities. She is passionate about the development of innovative leaders.