CHART: School Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Version 01)

It has been illuminating to listen to school leaders share how their systems are responding to the needs of their students, staff, and communities during the global pandemic. I need to summarize more concretely some of the key leadership behaviors and support structures that I have heard about in the Coronavirus Chronicles interviews, but in the meantime I thought I would share the following chart.

I don’t claim that this chart is definitive or based on a scholarly analysis of data. Instead, it is just a quick summary of my informal meaning-making so far. This chart is definitely a draft. If you have thoughts about how I should change it, let me know!

CHART: School Responses to the COVID 19 Pandemic v01

Click here to access the full-size image. Hope this is useful to you!

In what phase is your school system? What plans and structures do you have in place to move out of that phase?

2 Responses to “CHART: School Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Version 01)”

  1. Thank you for this chart Scott! I needed this to help frame my thinking to better help school districts look ahead to long term change possibilities. Everyone is in survival mode now and stuck in trying to make the days at home the same as days in school and it is not working for the kids, teachers, and families. I think the deeper learning, and looking ahead will really help many people plan ahead. Thank you!

    • Thanks for the kind words, Meg. I sure hope that schools and districts will try to move into Phase 3 at least some of the time. But others are probably just going to survive in Phases 1 and 2 until their school years end.

      And if we don’t engage in some serious Phase 4 work once things settle down a bit, we will waste a golden opportunity. As is typical, so much of this will depend on the interest and capacity local leadership…

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