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Adapt Your Practice

Develop the skills and strategies you need to support your students and community during the COVID-19 crisis.
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From mastering remote-learning techniques to establishing strict sanitation protocols, educators must learn new skills to ensure student success in a post-coronavirus world. We've got your back with webinars, micro-credentials and other helpful resources.

Latest Updates

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American Academy of Pediatrics Shares Strategies for Safe In-Person Instruction

In discussion with NEA members, a leading pediatrician outlines health and equity issues for schools.
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Will the Pandemic Change Homework Forever?

During remote learning, all school work became homework, forcing educators to re-examine what works and doesn't.
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Recess During the Pandemic: More Important Than Ever

Physical distancing may be a challenge, but recess and other opportunities for play are essential for children to recover from pandemic-related trauma.
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How to Help Your School Community Through Grief and Loss

Countless people have been touched by grief during the pandemic, and people working in schools have often struggled with it – in an atmosphere where there is so much else that we have lost.
EdTech 911

Calling Ed Tech 911

During the pandemic, NEA member-leaders provide urgently needed training.
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Help Your Students Get Home Internet

The cable industry and EducationSuperHighway formed “K-12 Bridge to Broadband” to identify students without internet at home & enable schools to purchase discounted service for them directly.
Kathy Reamy
We will need more counselors in schools, more clubs and activities that address social/emotional health, and more training for the staff to help them recognize and address the difficult emotions experienced by both students and staff.
Quote by: Kathy Reamy, school counselor

Featured Resources

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Safe and Healthy School Operations, Contingency Plans, and Communications Plans

Is your school returning to in-person instruction? Follow these 10 guidelines.
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Checklist for Safely and Equitably Reopening Schools & Campus Buildings

All educators love our students, our schools, and our communities, and that is why we need to do this right.
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Resources to Support Mental Health and Learning During School Reopening

A roundup of free resources from the UCLA Center for Mental Health to assist school districts with plans to address equity and support student and staff mental health.

Webinar: Returning to In-Person Learning

NEA's Office of General Council, Collective Bargaining, and Member Advocacy teams answer members' questions about their rights and considerations for returning to in-person instruction. Want more? Browse previous webinars.

COVID-19–Related Micro-Credentials

Now's the perfect time to demonstrate your competence in subjects that are particularly relevant when coping with the impact of COVID-19.
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Technology Integration 101

Learn how to integrate digital tools (Google docs, QR codes, student response systems and more) into classroom lessons.
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Cultivating Socially Just Environments

Deepen your understanding of how to cultivate socially just educational environments.
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Cultural Competence Standard

Examine cultural contexts and learn to interact across cultural contexts with sensitivity to differences like economics, race, and disability. (For education support professionals)

Take a Yale Course: Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty and Stress

This 10-hour course, led by experts in psychology, education, and research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is designed for school staff. It focuses on strategies for dealing with uncertainty, stress, and other emotions relevant to the current times, as well as on strategies for helping students to manage their emotions. Available at no cost for NEA members.

Share Your Story

As the country grapples with the impact of COVID-19, our members are looking for help and hope. Use the form below to share how you’re getting through this tough time, a story about an educator going beyond the call of duty, or an inspiring photo or video.

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Join the Community of Educators Navigating COVID-19 Together

Join our Facebook group to connect with NEA members in your states and locals to seek and share important information about how COVID-19 is affecting your communities and what’s being done to support your students and one another.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.