COVID-19 response toolkit (UNESCO - Global Education Coalition, 2020)

Submitted by geraldine on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:05

The toolkit responds to COVID-19’s impact on education and facilitates inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption.

See below a short description of each chapter, including a link to version 1 of the chapters : 

  1. Remote learning strategy: This chapter supports systems in defining and continuously improving remote learning measures, supporting key stakeholders (students, parents, teachers) for effective use of these solutions and ensuring monitoring and quality assurance.
  2. Remote learning platforms: This chapter supports systems through a compendium of remote learning solutions, tools, and platforms and by developing an evaluation framework to help identify which solutions, tools, and platforms are most relevant to the local context.
  3. Planning to reopen safely (health and safety): This chapter supports systems with evaluating the tradeoffs to school reopening and defining health and safety measures to put in place before reopening.
  4. Re-enrollment: This chapter supports systems to identify students at risk of dropout and to engage students, parents and communities to ensure all students are back to school.
  5. Remediation: This chapter supports systems in bringing students to their grade levels and remediating lost learning from school closure and from existing learning gaps.
  6. Resurgence planning: This chapter supports systems in preparing for potential resurgence by setting up the infrastructure to anticipate it and effectively respond to it.
  7. Hybrid learning: This chapter supports systems in defining a learning approach combining remote and in classroom learning during school reopening and in preparation for potential resurgence.
  8. Recommitment and reform: This chapter supports systems in identifying longer term implications of the crisis and rethinking the new education system and reforming accordingly.
  9. Organizing for the response: This chapter supports systems in defining a new architecture to plan, coordinate, manage stakeholders and external partnerships, and develop required capabilities for an effective response.

This toolkit has been developed by UNESCO - Global Education Coalition.