Show Notes

Today Brandie Turner and I are talking with Bailey Cato Czupryk and Kate Glover from the non-profit organization TNTP, about Summer Learning Loss and the projected effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on those losses.

What to Listen for:

  • What is TNTP and what do they do?
  • What is Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) projections for the effect that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on summer learning loss?
  • What group of students is projected to have the greatest learning loss due to the Covid-19 crisis?
  • Why might the projections in learning loss for math be higher than the projected losses for reading?
  • What remote learning support should educators consider providing for students and families?
  • What reentry scenarios should schools and teachers begin thinking about and planning for?
  • What adaptations to content should teachers begin considering in order to help accelerate student learning next school year?

The uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on student learning loss should not deter educators from seeking out new, creative ways to support families and to accelerate student learning during school reentry. My hope is that this episode empowers educators to look beyond that uncertainty and begin thinking about how to deliver engaging instruction that could work in conjunction with any reentry scenario by reflecting on and prioritizing their current grade level’s College and Career Readiness Standards in order to accelerate student learning.


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