For the third consecutive school year, the rhythms of our schools are being disrupted by a global pandemic that has laid bare existing inequities across almost every relevant metric. Education Now, a webinar series offered by Harvard Graduate School of Education, responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each episode is designed to prompt observations and insights that are thought provoking and actionable. On September 22, 2021,from 4 to 5 p.m. (ET),educators can join a gathering of Harvard education experts to surface key challenges and concerns, as well as concrete ideas for addressing them. This special one-hour episode will look at what the pandemic revealed and how to chart a path forward for learners and educators—one that focuses on meeting everyone where they are today.
Schools have—for the most part—opened, which has been a monumental lift for districts, schools, and most of all, teachers. I have three kids in school, coached in school districts with tens of thousands of students, and supported programs running in schools across the country. In so many ways I’ve seen how schools, coaches, and teachers have cleared the hurdle of offering an education to students nationwide.
It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut-down school districts nationwide. The U.S. shifted into a state of loss and then grief. Loss of what we thought was stable including income, job security, and daily routines. Loss of over a year’s worth of social plans we had for ourselves including graduation parties, family reunions, and weddings. Plans have been put on hold repeatedly and hearts have felt the heaviness of disappointment non-stop.
The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Master of Arts in Eastern Classics at St. John’sCollege are pathways to deeper engagement with the great books of the liberal arts tradition. Immerse yourself in small, dynamic classes where graduate students read and discuss over 3,000 years of books that shed light on the complicated and persistent questions surrounding our shared human experience. Ranked among the best colleges for the quality of the faculty and classroom experience, St. John’s offers a flexible class schedule, online and in-person class options, and generous scholarships for educators—making this education possible for busy teachers. St. John’s is now accepting applications for the 2022 academic year.