Achievement Gaps and the Lost COVID-19 Generation

10/01/2020 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever, according to a recent U.N. report. New research predicts that disadvantaged students will be a full year behind on academics, with advantaged students six months behind. Achievement gaps can translate to adult skill gaps and dire long-term economic impacts if nothing is done—especially for students from disadvantaged families and a high percentage of students of color. If virtual instruction continues unchanged, we could have a “lost COVID-19 generation.”

Join education author and Applied Research Center leader Michael D. Toth and Executive Director Meg Bowen in this interactive edWebinar to learn why traditional core instruction does not translate to effective virtual instruction. The more effective approach is acceleration through re-envisioned Tier 1 core instruction—virtual or in brick-and-mortar classrooms. Every educator should know the essential aspects of strong virtual core instruction and be able to flow from remote learning to physical classrooms—before an entire generation of students falls even farther behind.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 school and district leaders, curriculum directors, and teachers. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.