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Spotlight: A Roundup of WestEd's 2020 Resources Designed to Support Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out this selection of resources created in response to changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These publications and webinars cover diverse topics of interest to educators at all levels.

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Teachers Transfer Online Professional Development Experiences to Virtual Classrooms

As educators face the challenge of teaching online, they need accessible tools to get students reading and engaged with one another. Read tips from WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship.

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Trauma-Informed Education: Designing a System That Promotes Healing, Part One

Having a supportive school culture and climate is critical in the development, implementation, and sustainability of trauma-healing systems.

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California For All Kids: The Master Plan for Early Learning and Care

California’s diversity is one of its greatest assets. The Master Plan for Early Learning and Care ensures families can access early learning and care that fits the unique needs of their children, their financial resources, and working lives.

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Spotlight on Teacher Preparation, Workforce Diversity, and Strategic Policymaking

In this Spotlight, we highlight recent lessons learned about strengthening teacher preparation programs, share insights on why a diverse workforce matters, and summarize the results from a nationwide teacher survey.

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Reaching Equitable Outcomes for All Students

In science and beyond, in person and remotely, we have an opportunity to cultivate learners who go after their curiosity and are rewarded with the thrill of discovery.

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Spotlight: Promoting Equitable Early Childhood Development and Learning

This month, we are highlighting resources designed to support early childhood practitioners, educators, and families during the pandemic and beyond with dealing with challenging behavior, reaching rural preschoolers, explaining the coronavirus, and more.

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Spotlight: Promoting Positive School Culture, Climate, and Safety During the Pandemic

In this post, we’ve curated a variety of resources, each designed to assist educators and other practitioners in an aspect of support for the whole child, especially during this pandemic. The resources present strategies to promote trauma-informed practices, resiliency, and family engagement. We also offer insights aimed to help educators re-examine forms of school discipline and tactics used for school safety.

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The National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd Is Awarded the 2020 Martha J. Fields Award

The award is based on the tremendous support that state directors received from the Center in light of the challenges impacting special education due to the COVID pandemic.

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Creating Equity, Excellence, and Well-Being in Education

Throughout this and every school year, schools and districts should address the well-being and connection needs of both students and staff as a first priority before academic teaching and learning.

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