Moving Beyond Crisis Schooling: What can learn we from how Maine school districts supported students between March and June?

Offered by:
  • 1 Plan: 3 Falls
  • UMaine College of Education & Human Development
  • Catharine Biddle, UMaine COEHD, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Maria Frankland, UMaine COEHD, Lecturer in Educational Leadership
  • Ryan Crane, Assistant Principal, Mattanawcook Academy
  • Brooke Sulinksi, University of Maine
  • Will O'Neil, University of Maine
None required
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Audience: Teacher leaders, principals, curriculum coordinators, superintendents

Min/Max: 1 - 50

Description: We know that Maine school leaders and educators learned a great deal between March and June of this year as they worked to refine their response to school closure and resume student learning amongst very challenging circumstances. To capture this learning, our research team visited every district website and social media feed in Maine to capture communication and resources provided to families regarding crisis schooling related to COVID-19 between March and June 2020. In total, we collected 1,988 documents which we reviewed and cataloged using 56 different categories. In this session, we highlight the most interesting and innovative responses of Maine school districts to continue to support student learning and well-being during school closure. The goal of this session is to allow Maine teachers and school leaders to learn from one another as they face the challenge of planning for the 2020-2021 school year.

We will provide digital copies of the full report and accompanying website to all who attend.