Dear Professional Learning Leaders,
I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. Since we last met, I welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Ari Allyce Johnson into this world. While I had anticipated getting back to work around mid-March, I am thankful for the unexpected time I’ve had to bond with her.
We may be social distancing, but professional learning leaders are still hard at work; supporting school districts and organizations as they transition to remote learning, and retooling plans for summer and possibly even fall PD. However, this pandemic has brought a new set of challenges, as some of us are in holding patterns waiting on funding decisions, or experiencing loss of income and employment.
As we navigate these unprecedented and unpredictable times, know that the Professional Learning Collaborative and the Remake Learning network are here for you. Our team has curated a helpful list of COVID-19 Resources for K-12 Educators & Families, and we shared some personal and professional reflections during our COVID Conversation on April 6th which you may find useful. Next month, our workgroup will reconvene virtually for our Inspiration session (be sure to respond to the Doodle poll in this newsletter).
In the meantime, stay at home (if you can), wash your hands, and be kind to yourself. Educators, students, and families need us now more than ever. We will get through this #AloneTogether.
Professional Learning Collaborative Lead