Use Distance Learning to Mitigate Learning Gaps and Plan for Success
Summer slide is a known issue in education. What’s not fully known is the impact summer slide will have in the Fall when compounded by disjointed learning from the spring pandemic and resulting school closures. We find ourselves in uncharted waters. What initially started as a few weeks of remote learning became months with the pandemic. And how will learning be reshaped as we look toward the Fall? While no one is certain what the 2020-21 academic year will bring, we know it will be full of new challenges and new hopes. Instead of risking the potential for a large number of students to fall further behind or deepening significant gaps in learning, let’s use summer as a time to mitigate the risk and plan for a successful Fall opening.