Loop 2 (open): remote education for younger students with no resources

Loop 2: Imagine you are a teacher. You have a class of 30 students with basically no home resources. You have 1 month to prepare for fully remote learning. What 3 steps do you take to prepare to effectively provide an education to your students? Add your inputs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBX8D75.


My own input to Loop 1 (school opening dashboard) was looking ahead to the inevitability that schools will have to rely on remote learning again. That's just an assumption, sure, but any school playbook that isn't considering that from now on is deficient. Clearly (points at everything) making it up on the fly was suboptimal. Don't even argue about whether it should or shouldn't be done—that's a separate decision—but what needs to be in place when the switch is thrown and, ready or not, there you go.

I think that the initial thought about this would be a tightly closed loop: what do I do as a teacher, what do my students do, etc. That's the main aspect of the problem, for sure. That's a tight loop where a teacher gives an instruction, a student receives it; then the student provides results, and the teacher evaluates it. But what are the interfaces to that? Who are the stakeholders? Who can provide resources? And so on. Schools are networks tightly coupled to the local community (public schools, at least), but once things have to move to online, the social distance from the local community increases somewhat, but the distance to more distant communities can decrease. So you might not care about the being-a-teacher aspect of this one, but you might find yourself interested in the stakeholder side and consider it from that angle.

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