Education and COVID-19: Penn GSE Faculty Weigh In

May 12, 2020
Headshots of faculty members Betty Chandy, Zachary Herrmann, Caroline Watts, and Ryan Baker are separated by colorful rectangles

As the COVID-19 crisis brought dramatic changes to the education landscape this spring, Penn GSE faculty shared their perspectives on online teaching, as well as parenting, to help educators and families adapt to the new environment. Below are highlights from the Penn GSE Newsroom and the newsletter The Educator’s Playbook.

Adjusting to Online Teaching
Ryan S. Baker advises educators to consider adaptive learning for their students and expect something different from the standard school day. Read More

Moving Secondary Teaching Online
Betty Chandy encourages teachers to keep it simple, scale down lectures, and provide more support. Read More

Moving College Courses Online
Zachary Herrmann highlights the importance of making student thinking visible and ensuring that all students participate. Read More 

Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus
Caroline L. Watts advises parents to be direct and reassuring, model good behavior, and find some fun. Read More

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A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of The Penn GSE Magazine.