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Imagining September: Bold Ideas from Students, Teachers, and Communities about Reopening Schools
Some of the very best ideas for opening schools next year will come from the people closest to the challenges of teaching and learning: our students, our families, our teachers, and our community.

In that spirit, in May of 2020, we convened four online design meetings, one with Boston Public School middle school students, and three with a cross-section of students, parents, educators, and community members. We used these meetings to identify values and priorities, surface pitfalls and challenges, and prototype the best possible futures for schools.

In this webinar, and in two reports, we'll share what we've learned from mining the brilliant ideas that people have for reopening schools. We'll share excerpts from seven big principles, and 21 "tentpole" ideas for making new forms of remote and hybrid learning work as best we can with the resources we have.

As a preview, you can read our two reports:
Imagining September: Principles and Design Elements for Ambitious Schools During COVID-19: https://edarxiv.org/gqa2w
Imagining September: Online Design Charrettes for Fall 2020 Planning with Students and Stakeholders: https://edarxiv.org/ufr4q

Featuring Jal Mehta from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
and Neema Avashia from the Boston Public Schools
and hosted by Justin Reich from the MIT Teaching Systems Lab


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