For educators and parents alike, the abrupt mandates for school closure during the COVID-19 pandemic can be daunting. To help facilitate this transition, Marshall Street has created a virtual resource toolkit for those facing school closures. Together, we can turn this crisis into an opportunity to build more robust systems and structures that better serve our nation’s young people — both in school and at home.
Marshall Street's COVID-19 Educator Toolkit
We want to equip as many educators as possible with the tools, tips, and resources to navigate school closures. Download the toolkit for teachers and school leaders at the link below.
General Education and Special Education teachers alike may be wondering, what accommodations and modifications can be transferred to the virtual setting?
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What progress are students with disabilities making towards their IEP goals, and how can this inform planning? A compilation of guidance from educators in the field.
Small group instruction remains a vital tool for student learning and progress towards IEP goals. Learn how educators can continue to provide small group virtual instruction.
How can Special Educators conduct IEP meetings during this time? Guidance from Special Educators in the field.
Discover our top tips for creating accessible virtual learning environments for students with disabilities.
This document presents strategies on connecting with students who have limited access to technology.
What are low-cost options for Broadband internet connectivity, devices for home learning, and grant opportunities for schools?
Amid the uncertainty, school leaders may also be wondering, how are other schools responding to the crisis? We assembled a directory for how different networks are managing a variety of functions.
Virtual learning presents significant challenges in equity, accessibility, and access. What are best practices for distributing technology?
As schools seek ways to provide instructional continuity, Zoom has become a widely adopted solution despite security and privacy concerns. We provide tips for virtual live class delivery.
During the course of virtual class delivery, educators can conduct checks for understanding with their students to inform next steps for instruction.
What kinds of data are schools tracking and how are they doing it in a virtual environment? Educators and school leaders can leverage data tools to assess student engagement and ability in the virtual environment.
How can educators and administrators assist families with the transition to home learning? This guide is designed specially for parents and educators.
We recognize this is an extremely challenging time in the U.S. for pandemic-related tragedy. To that end, we are sharing tips for educators in our many communities whose students and families are dealing with grief and loss.
Creating consistent structures and routines is critical for students who have exceptional needs. We share guidelines for at-home low-incidence support.
Now more than ever, ensuring strong Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programming for students is critical. In this guide, we compare popular curriculum offerings for middle and high school students.
In both General Education and Small Group settings, how can educators support student collaboration virtually?
This guide contains practical methods for teachers to maintain relationships, boost attendance, and monitor engagement during school closure.
With school closures, social distancing, and self-isolation, parents across the country are trying to keep their families safe and sane. We provide bite-sized activities for parents now playing the roles of teacher, parent, and employee.
Use the Tips and Tools in the Prepared Parents Back-to-School Guide to set your kid up for learning as you map it out, start well, find your stride, and power through.
Written for K-12 students and recent graduates, our Career Maps serve as an excellent starting point for families thinking about postsecondary options with their children.
This curated list of community resources features educational, entertainment, media, and health and wellness tips.
We know there is a lot of advice out there for parents right now. To cut through the noise, we’ve created practical tools that bring the tips to life in your home, and create routine for you and your kids.
For the parent or caregiver, the community organization or enrichment program, and the learning pod leader, Unboxed is a monthly learning kit that unpacks the education families want, kids deserve, and teachers love, with a focus on grades 4-9.
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School closures have interrupted learning for millions of students. This guide provides guidance on short- and long-term planning, data resources, and CARES Act funding to address the challenges of COVID slide.
For students in Special Education who are returning to school in the fall, educators can provide specialized support transitioning between grade-levels, learning environments, and compliance documentation.
Having a coordinated plan for social-emotional learning (SEL) can set the stage for positive student and educator outcomes following the uncertainty of school closures.
How can administrators and educators facilitate the school-year close-out virtually? Faced with prolonged school closures, district and site teams around the country are seeking creative solutions to end-of-year planning.
What professional development (PD) structures exist during COVID-19? Virtual coaching, feedback, and teacher collaboration have not gone away; these structures have simply taken on a virtual format.
In the new distance learning environment, educators are grappling with the dual challenges of grading and assessment. How can teachers ensure equity and rigor in end-of-year grades?
How can Special Education and funding decision-makers plan for 2020-21 when state, federal, and local contexts remain uncertain?
For high school seniors, graduation is a defining time. How can school site teams support students with disabilities as they embark on their first postsecondary steps in the COVID context?
Marshall Street Initiatives is a coalition of educators working to systematically improve opportunities for students across the country. Drawing from 15+ years of institutional knowledge at Summit Public Schools, we target locally felt, globally evident problems to deliver on the original promise of charter schools: to bring equitable solutions to all public schools.
The resources here represent a fraction of our work in public education. As our work evolves, we will continue to refresh this page with new and updated resources.
Prepared Parents supports parents in their day-to-day parenting, readying their kids to pursue the life they want to lead. Learn more about our initiative for parents at the Prepared Parents website.
Building better schools and educational programs can be lonely work. Visit our general resources page to see our nascent library of white papers, frameworks, and the science behind what we do.