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ERIC Number: EJ1257413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Preparing K-12 Schools for a Pandemic before It Occurs
Christensen, Rhonda; Alexander, Curby
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v28 n2 p261-272 2020
While almost all K-12 schools closed for the COVID-19 pandemic with little or no preparation, one school began to prepare 12 years ago for a time such as this. In 2006, the school leadership team began to consider what would happen to teaching and learning in the event of a large-scale pandemic causing the buildings to be closed. The school implemented a Distance Learning Day (DLD) in fall 2007 and continued it for one day each of five years. This paper describes the rationale, implementation, and outcomes of the endeavor, as well as its impact on students, teachers and parents. Implications for professional development are also included for those seeking to replicate this approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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