Crisis to Transformation Resources
“Post-pandemic, more people will think of education as a public service more than a place.” – Tom Vander Ark, March 24, 2020
The Chinese word for crisis is widely attributed as being a combination of danger and opportunity. This set of reflective articles and research focuses on how we can use the circumstances created by COVID-19 to reimagine public education. Education as a “public service” captures the related concepts of learner-centered design. It helps us move away from thinking of a school system as a collection of school buildings to an integrated system of learning that addresses the needs of the whole child.
Will the COVID-19 crisis really change education? Grant Lichtman, Education Reimagined, April 15, 2020.
- Tom Vander Ark, “Hard reset: What will be new post pandemic,” Forbes, March 24, 2020.
- Peter Greene, We’re about to hear many suggestions about hot to reshape education. Here’s how to sort them out, Forbes, March 26, 2020.
- Robin Lake, How 18 top charter school networks are adapting online education and what other schools can learn from them, CPRE, April 9, 2020.
- Phyllis Lockett, How one school network’s focus on student agency has prepared students for at-home learning amid COVID-19, Forbes, March 27, 2020.
- Kelly Niccolles, Getting through: Leading through and to a new generation of learning systems, Getting Smart, April 2, 2020.
- Denisa Superville, How schools will overcome the ‘Coronavirus slide:’ Ideas from 5 superintendents, EdWeek, April 7, 2020.
- Yong Zhao, Tofu is not cheese: Reimagine education without schools during COVID19(1), April 7, 2020
- Center on Reinventing Public Education, Tracking Actions in Districts related to COVID-19
- Chiefs for Change,Tracking Innovation
- FutureEd, Tracking state legislation in response to COVID-19