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Johns Hopkins creates preK-12 educational resource for families, teachers

New website developed by School of Education offers tools and guidance for navigating COVID-19-induced shifts in traditional schooling

The Johns Hopkins School of Education has launched a website to help families, teachers, and school districts meet the education-related challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Education Resources page offers a roundup of news stories, opinion pieces, videos, Q&As, and relevant research featuring experts from Johns Hopkins. The timely guidance and resources are designed to help parents and school leaders emerge from the crisis stronger than ever, says Christopher C. Morphew, dean of the School of Education.

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"There has never been a greater need for schools of education to be relevant," Morphew says. "It is time to come together and offer teachers, families, districts, and communities the very best of our research-to-practice expertise."

Along with links to articles and op-eds by JHU experts, the site has sections of resources dedicated to specific user groups. Parents and family members will find tips to help their children navigate coursework from home in a primer called "Suddenly Homeschooling? A Parent's Survival Guide to Schooling During COVID-19." There are links connecting parents to hundreds of online educational resources curated by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as well as video lessons for pre-K and early elementary school students created by the Success For All Foundation.

The section for teachers includes a video about the importance of helping adolescents feel a sense of connection to their school community without traditional in-person instruction. There is also advice for helping students with special needs use online learning resources and narrowing the digital divide for students with limited connectivity at home.

School districts will find the COVID-19 School Closure Response Checklist, discussions of the difficult realities of online learning, a video series by the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools on surviving the shutdown, as well as guidance for campus safety officers during times of uncertainty.

The site is frequently updated so visitors are encouraged to check back often and may subscribe to receive updates via email.