With school closures announced across the country, Neag School faculty, alumni, and students share resources and expertise on teaching, learning, homeschooling, and parenting during the pandemic.
Resources for Parents and Educators
Additional Expert Voices
- Distance Learning Is Not the New Normal — Associate Professor Tamika La Salle writes for the Hartford Courant
- How to Help Children Navigate Back-to-School Debates and Our Teens are Missing so Many Milestones, but There are Things We Can Do — Board of Trustees Professor Sandra Chafouleas writes for Psychology Today and the Hartford Courant
- How Will Teacher and Principal Training Look in a COVID-19 World — Patricia Virella, a doctoral student in educational psychology, writes for The Edvocate
- Getting Back to School After Disruptions — Brandi Simonson, a professor of special education co-director of the National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, co-authors brief on making the school year safer
- Can We Stop Telling the ‘Corona Kids How Little They are Learning? — Associate Professor Rachael Gabriel writes for The Washington Post
- Literacy Fellows Podcast — Associate Professor Rachael Gabriel connects with experts amid the pandemic on such topics as online teaching, assessment, public education, and more
- Creativity in a Coronavirus World – Professor James Kaufman writes for Psychology Today
- A Giant Resource During the Coronavirus: University Campuses — Richard Schwab, Raymond Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership and former Neag School dean, co-writes for Hartford Courant
- I Refuse to Run a Coronavirus Home School — Associate Professor Jennie Weiner writes for The New York Times
- Don’t Waste the Crisis. It May Be Time for a Revolution in Learning — Barry Sheckley, retired faculty member and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, writes for The Day
Serving the Community
Counseling Expert Strives to Support the Unemployed Amid COVID - Associate Professor Diandra Prescod works to combat obstacles by those facing unemployment.
Reading and Language Arts Center Champions Literacy Amid Pandemic - Associate Professor Rachael Gabriel led Neag School's efforts to help online literacy efforts through the Reading and Language Arts Center.
Alumni, Students Assist in UConn’s Transition to Remote Learning – Neag School alumna Karen Skudlarek ’88 (BUS), ’16 MA and her colleagues at UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning have been instrumental in getting faculty up to speed with remote learning.
Understanding the Impact of Ed Tech to Prevent ‘COVID-19 Academic Slide’ – Associate Professor Devin Kearns is part of a new study with funding from the National Science Foundation's RAPID program.
New Online Graduate Certificate on Educating Bilingual Learners – Faculty Elizabeth Howard, Michele Back, and Danielle Filipiak are launching a new online program to help educators better support English Learners in their classrooms.
In the Media
Faculty, alumni, and students have also appeared in various media focused on the coronavirus, stress, distance learning, teaching, parenting, and more:
- In the UConn Magazine, Going Viral in the Time of COVID-19 – By Associate Professor Jennie Weiner
- In Disability Scoop, Pandemic Hitting Families Of Those With Disabilities Harder – Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Sandra Chafouleas interviewed
- On NBC Connecticut (Video) Parents Turn to Learning Pods as an Alternative to In-Person Instruction – Professor Casey Cobb interviewed
- In the Hartford Courant, ‘Learning Pods’ Gaining Popularity During Coronavirus Pandemic - Professor Casey Cobb interviewed
- In CT Post, Let’s Try a Different Approach to Learning During the Stress of the Pandemic — By Elena Sada, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction
- On Connecticut Public Radio, The Challenges of Online Learning — Associate Professor Jennie Weiner interviewed
- On Connecticut Public Television, Connecticut Conversations: Coronavirus — Neag School alumnus Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP, Connecticut’s commissioner of education, is a panelist on the impact of the pandemic on schools across Connecticut
- In CT Mirror, Will Extra Education Aid Go to Remedy Learning Lost From School Closures — or Close Budget Holes? — Quotes Raymond Neag Endowed Professor Richard Schwab
- In The Day, Be Aware That This Crisis Is Far More Trying for Some Than Others — By Montara Tomasetti, a master’s student in special education
- In CT Examiner, Stark Gaps in Educational Opportunities Raise Questions about the Future of Distance Learning — Quotes Richard Schwab, Raymond Neag Endowed Professor, and Michael Young, associate professor
- In Washington Times, DeVos Wants Expansion of Remote Learning Tools — Quotes Associate Professor Michael Young
- In Hartford Courant, Connecticut Parents Juggle Work and Supervising Their Children’s Online Learning — Features Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Sandra Chafouleas and her family
- On Good Morning America (Video), Rediscovering Play (Audio), WBUR (Audio), and WNPR (Audio)— Associate Professor Jennie Weiner is interviewed
- In Hartford Courant, Mansfield Mom of Six Gets Extreme Head Start on Distance Learning— Profiles Neag School alumna Kelly Villar ’06 MA about her experience as the 2020 Iditarod’s Teacher on the Trail
- In Associated Press and Education Week — Quotes from Associate Professor Michael Young
- In CT Mirror, Two Districts, Two Very Different Plans for Students While School Is Out Indefinitely— Quotes Associate Professors Michael Young and Sarah Woulfin
- On Table to Stage (Audio), The Impact of Pandemic on Creativity — Professor James Kaufman is interviewed