Continuity of Learning

Resources to Support California Schools Reduce Risk and Accelerate Learning

Watch these on-demand webinars for introductions to CCEE’s Continuity of Learning resources:

About These Resources

In collaboration with the State Board of Education and our county offices of educations, local educational agencies, and other technical assistance providers, CCEE presents these resources to support LEAs plan for a safe return to school that maximizes future equity outcomes and addresses the needs of California’s students while adapting to the challenges posed by COVD-19.

 

NEW: CCEE is pleased to include the Health & Safety Guidebook, aimed at providing LEA leadership teams tools and resources to help plan for and maintain a safe return to in-person instruction.

Translating the broad benefits of school—including the community, social connections, emotional support, academics, and enrichment it provides—into a new model of teaching and learning during extraordinary times is no easy task. Doing so while taking into account the diverse learning needs, languages, and living situations of students across your district is even more complex. 


The purpose of this resource is to support LEAs by providing suggestions to use or adapt as you see fit. We hope it can help leadership teams avoid having to reinvent the wheel.

This website offers two sets of resources to assist LEA leaders planning for teaching and learning in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Health and Safety Guidebook provides a single place for accessing up-to-date State and federal guidance around the safe reopening of schools, and the Distance Learning and Hybrid Learning Playbooks focus on providing supports to address key considerations for ensuring the continuity of teaching and learning through various instructional models. Both sets of resources offer practical, easy-to-understand resources, tools, and tips for leadership teams as well as ready-to-use communication and planning resources to support implementation. We recognize that local educational agencies will be making decisions based on the needs, concerns, and goals of their school and district communities, including local health and safety precautions. These playbooks do not supersede any of those but are meant to provide resources for planning based on them. 

 

NEW: We have added the Health & Safety Guidebook to provide additional support in navigating, responding to, and communicating about steps that LEAs are taking to ensure that schools are returning to in-person instruction in a way that maximizes future equity outcomes and addresses the diverse needs of California’s students while continuously adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

 

We hope the Health & Safety Guidebook and the Continuity of Learning Playbooks may serve as a robust starting place for you as you navigate these challenging decisions for your LEA community.

As educators, parents, and leaders, we believe equity should underlie all that we do. As such, we felt it was important to highlight equity considerations in each section rather than make it a standalone, add-on item. 

 

If you want to see equity-related recommendations at a glance, you can visit this table

 

If you’re looking to dive deeper into this work, our colleagues at Pivot and Unbound Ed have developed a great Equity Toolkit with some ready-to-use surveys and tools. And the great folks at SDCOE offer these additional guides on supporting particular subgroups of students: 

The Health & Safety Guidebook is a resource designed to support LEA leadership teams plan for and maintain a safe return to in-person instruction on school campuses. The Guidebook is based on the COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Schools and School Based Program issued by the California Department of Public Health as well as other State guidance for the K-12 setting. The purpose of the Health & Safety Guidebook is to provide rationale, tools, and resources for LEAs to use or adapt to address action steps framed around the community health context, facilities and school operations, safe school environments, and cohorting for safe learning.

 

These guidelines and considerations are based on the best available public health data at this time, international best practices currently employed, and the practical realities of managing school operations, as new data and practices emerge. All decisions about following this guidance should be made in collaboration with local health officials and other authorities. 

For more information about how these tools were created and answers to other questions, see the FAQ sections:

Health & Safety FAQs  |   Distance and Hybrid Learning FAQs   

Continuity of Learning Resources

This website offers two sets of resources to assist LEA leaders planning for teaching and learning in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Health & Safety Guidebook provides a single place for accessing up-to-date State and federal guidance around the safe reopening of schools, as well as tools to support decision-making, communication, and implementation activities to support the minimizing of risk while reopening schools. The Distance Learning and Hybrid Learning Playbooks focus on providing supports to address key considerations in ensuring the continuity of teaching and learning during this time. The focus of all of these resources is to offer practical, easy-to-understand tools, tips, and guides for LEA leadership teams.

Health
& Safety
Guidebook

  • Minimizing risk.
new

Distance
Learning
Playbook

  • No in-person interaction.

Hybrid
Learning
Playbook

  • Some in-person interaction.
The Health & Safety Guidebook
The Health & Safety Guidebook for California LEAs was developed in collaboration with the California State Board of Education and other technical assistance partners.
The Continuity of Learning Playbooks
The Continuity of Learning Playbooks were developed in collaboration with our county office of educations, local educational agencies, and other technical assistance partners, including: