Excellence and Equity in Remote Learning: A Summer Series for Educators

The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted K-12 education. Please join us this summer for a virtual series, offered by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, on creating supportive, engaging and equitable learning experiences for students in this new environment. 
This series highlights the reflections and expertise of a diverse set of educators, parents, community members and faculty as we, together, consider and plan for the new challenges we will face in the upcoming school year. 
 

 

Session 1: Learning from Parents and Caregivers / July 29, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
 
Parents and caregivers are essential to remote learning, but their perspectives are often hidden from educators. This session centers the voices of parents so we can learn from their experiences over the past few months and improve remote learning going forward. The panel will emphasize the perspectives of parents from communities impacted by educational inequality.
 
Moderator: Anel V. Suriel,  Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Parent Panelists: Melissa Columna Vargas, Yolanda Hernandez, Jon Olivo and Carol Suchit-Hudson
 
View this recorded session at: https://youtu.be/Ukxk9gsG0kE
 
Resources
 
Session 2: Social and Emotional Support in the Remote Classroom / August 5, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
 
Students need social and emotional support more than ever. At the same time, there are new and unprecedented challenges to providing that support. This session focuses on the ways we can support students socially and emotionally in remote settings and will feature students, teachers and counseling professionals.  
 
Moderators: Dr. Lennox Small, New Brunswick Public Schools and Kristy Perez, City University of New York
Panelists: Dr. Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, Rutgers GSE; Gabriella Mosco, New Brunswick Public Schools; Laurab Pirzada, Rutgers GSE; Megan Russell, New Brunswick Public Schools
 
 View this recorded session at: https://youtu.be/o4ZcV14JceQ 
 
Resources
 
Session 3: Approaches to Teaching Well in Remote Settings, with a Focus on Emerging Bilinguals/August 12, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
 
Creating remote classrooms that are engaging and educational is a new challenge for educators. In this session, teachers will share approaches, tools and strategies that are relevant for all, but particularly helpful for supporting emerging bilingual students in remote settings. 

 

Session 4: Approaches to Teaching Well in Remote Settings, with a Focus on Students with Disabilities/August 19, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
 
Creating remote classrooms that are engaging and educational is a new challenge for educators. This session will describe approaches, tools and strategies that are relevant to all, but particularly helpful for supporting students with disabilities in remote settings. 

 

Session 5: Anti-Racism in the Remote Classroom/August 26, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT 
 
Classroom conversations about and curricular engagement with race, racism and equity are essential. Remote learning settings pose a particular set of challenges for addressing these  topics. This session will focus on how to sensitively, honestly and effectively engage in this critical work in the remote classroom.

 

Organizers are Dr. Laura Arredondo, Hunterdon Central Regional High Shool; Samanthan Bruno, Edison Township Public Schools; Monique Coleman, VISTAS Education Partners; Dr. Mary Curran, Rutgers GSE; Amanda Dominquez, New Labor; Dr. Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, Rutgers GSE, Marina Feldman, Rutgers Graduate School of Education; Brandi Gustafson, Dr. Judith Harrison, Rutgers GSE, New Brunswick Public Schools; Jessica Hunsdon, Rutgers Graduate School of Education; Dr. Michelle Smith Macchia, Rutgers University; Orion Nolan, Manville School District; Kristy Clementina Perez, Baruch College/CUNY; Dr. Beth Rubin, Rutgers Graduate School of Education; Dr. Nicholas Solomon, Franklin Township Public Schools; Dr. Lennox Small, New Brunswick Public Schools, Anel V. Suriel, Rutgers Graduate School of Education; and Melissa Vargas Columna, Rutgers University.