Research-to-Practice Expertise on Responding to COVID-19 Challenges
Johns Hopkins School of Education is on the frontlines shaping how the education profession responds to the challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus. A trove of timely and relevant research, expertise, guidance, and resources are intended to help families, teachers, and district leaders emerge from the crisis stronger than ever. Visitors to the site will find features on topics such as “Are All School Closures Created Equal?” and “From Classroom to Quarantine, the Future of Online Learning.” School leaders can use The COVID-19 School Closure Response Checklist to help guide teams to think collaboratively about five essential core components: continuity of learning, food security, health, housing and safety, and supervision. Families will find such resources as “A Homeschooler’s Primer” and “Less-Distant Distance Learning.” And teachers can tap resources titled “The Value of Connectedness,” “Special Times for Special Needs,” “Social Distance Without Social Isolation,” “Making Assistive Technology Go the Distance,” and “Narrowing the Digital Divide.” The site is updated regularly.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices.
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds.