Flexible Schools

What do flexible schools look like? Teaching online, in the classroom, or a hybrid of both can have endless possibilities.  Each state has their own guidelines and requirements for reopening schools. Don’t worry – we’re here to help you feel less overwhelmed.

Here is a self-assessment for principals and school administrators to help start charting your flexible school reopening plan for 2020:

  • What systems and processes are already in place to connect and coordinate- as a team, and with parents and students?
  • Where are we meeting students’ needs and where are we missing?
  • Where are we embracing technology as a school?
  • What resources does the school need to be able to best function in the upcoming months?
  • What are our current opportunities?
  • In which ways do our teachers feel confident to teach in new and changing environments? In what areas are growth needed?
  • Where does our administrative team feel confident to manage and coordinate changing requirements and opportunities?
  • Who are our internal leaders available to help with implementing changes?
  • Where are we playing to our strengths and how can we build on this?

As you work on creating a plan, don’t forget the number one rule for 2020: Be flexible! Don’t be afraid to say, “We don’t know. But we will figure this out and make informed decisions as we go.” We wish you much success!

Flexible schools can benefit from 100% online PD for their teachers. Learn more today!

Ellen Paxton is the Chief Learning Officer of Professional Learning Board. As a two time National Board Certified Teacher, Ellen has successfully designed and delivered research-based and standards-aligned curriculum to help teachers meet their continuing education requirements. Through ProfessionalLearningBoard.comRenewaTeachingLicense.com, and ConnectedPD.com, Ellen has established and maintained partnerships with several accredited universities, higher education institutions, teachers’ unions and state Departments of Education while overseeing curriculum development, alignment, implementation at the classroom level and strategic direction.