Below are resources for school administrators to use in handling the COVID-19. Location specific resources are based in Pennsylvania.
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School Restart Resources
Special Education Administrators
Published by the World Health Organization
List of suggestions and best practices for different populations, including the general public, care takers, and people in isolation
Cabrini University provides a list of resources on trauma in children, mental health of students, and how educators and parents can address these issues.
Questions And Answers On Providing Services To Children With Disabilities During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak
Description: Common questions relevant to school administrators during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sections focus on Implementing Part B of the IDEA and Section 504 during a COVID-19 outbreak and IDEA Part C and COVID-19.
Webinar on COVID-19 for Special Education Administrators
Published by Council of Administrators of Special Education
- ZOOM Webinar broadcast on March 13, 2019
- Link to register for follow-up and upcoming webinars
- Considerations for Special Education Administrators – questions and resources
Description: Resources to support students social-emotional needs, helpful at this time of isolation and fear.
Online Lectures/PD Opportunities
Google Sheet updated regularly
Online, asynchronous professional development course aimed at educators and school administrators.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has an archive of past webinars on topics relevant to school administrators.
Free webinars with both live and recorded events for school staff and administration.
Online training courses available. Courses can be filtered by format and audience type.
Schools and Administrators
Lincoln Intermediate Unit’s guide for moving to online instruction.
Updated School Guidance from PDE – 3/25/2020
Amended as of March 24 reflecting changes to the teacher and principal evaluation system from the original version the bill.
Access webinars and documents on school and board guidance, including ongoing policy/legislative updates for PA schools and school boards.
Description: “A general document for pandemic planning and is not specific to COVID-19. In addition to places where school districts will have to fill in the appropriate information (district name, contacts, thresholds, etc.) there are a number of points written into in the plan that make reference to pre-planned communication, continuity of operations, access and security of documents, etc.”
Description: Answers to common questions surrounding student privacy during the COVID-19 outbreak, including disclosure of PII records and common questions of consent regarding student records.
Description: Updated website with resources and guidance for school administrators.
List of resources to support children through the pandemic, focused on helping through trauma.
Published by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Description: ” Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.”
Published by: Project Reassure
Description: General suggestions for teachers and caregivers to address children who must be at home rather than school, focusing on trauma responses.