6 Ways Schools Are Stepping Up: Coronavirus News and Tools
Everyone keeps talking about how schools are closed, but that wording isn’t quite right. School buildings are closed, but
teachers keep teaching. In a shout-out to schools and teachers everywhere, this
coronavirus roundup highlights a few of the ways schools are stepping up during the pandemic.
Also included: new community groups for families, a new resource for special education teachers, and a smart take on how COVID-19 is speeding up the “inclusion revolution” in the workplace.
Understood is proud to partner with
Educating All Learners, a coalition committed to sharing free resources to help meet the needs of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes:
Practical tools, tricks, and resources for students who need extra support in the era of remote learning
Technology that can help meet the needs of students with IEPs
Detailed examples from educators about how they’re moving from face-to-face to at-a-distance learning
Events and webinars
The “Inclusion Revolution”
The World Economic Forum is shining a light on
how the rapid shift to working from home could benefit people with disabilities. “What I call the ‘inclusion revolution’ has been gaining more and more momentum,” writes disability rights advocate Caroline Casey. “Many of the practices we’ve seen so quickly drafted in over the last month are the same ones that allow those with disabilities to not only participate, but to thrive, in business.”