What resources is Panorama providing to prepare for back-to-school?
Panorama has been hearing from educators across the country about what they need during this time, so we are excited to provide a variety of resources to help you support your students and community as we prepare for back-to-school.
Looking for resources to help you act on survey data right now?
Explore our new Taking Action resources and learn how to support student and adult SEL using your survey data!
1. New Survey Instruments
We have worked closely with our Research team to develop new survey instruments that will help you learn what your community needs. Learn more about each survey below, or reach out to your Panorama project team for more information!
- Back to School Survey: This survey is available to any district or school, whether or not you are a current Panorama partner. It is designed to help you learn how are families doing and what their children need right now. This survey is intended for use a few months into the school year to learn how the new year is going.
- School Reopening Survey: This survey will help you gather comprehensive feedback from families, teachers, and staff to identify needs, instructional preferences, and academic and social-emotional supports for the return to school. This survey is intended for us before the school year begins.
- Get to Know You Survey: Panorama's Get to Know You Survey is a popular back-to-school tool for educators wanting to get a headstart on building teacher-student relationships. Learn more about the survey and how to get started here.
Here is a sample timeline of surveys for the 2020-2021 school year, including the new survey content that may be available depending on your license:
If you have questions about what this fall might look like considering your school or district's specific concerns, reach out to your Panorama team today!
2. Virtual Professional Development (PD) for Educators
While in times like these, professional development can be a great way to ensure you are fully able to support your community. Check out some of the resources we are offering below.
- Virtual PD: Panorama's Teaching and Learning team is providing free virtual PD for educators. You can register on the linked page!
- Learn, Connect, Lead Newsletter: We have created this newsletter to share out stories of the great work educators are doing across their communities. Subscribe to learn about strategies and resources available to you.
- Related Blog Posts: Panorama has published a few blog posts to support educators during these times.
3. Support for Taking Surveys
We know that many schools are adapting to distance or hybrid learning models, so we have created a variety of resources to support survey-takers.
4. Support for Taking Action with Panorama Data
When things are busy, it can be helpful to continue using familiar tools to check in on your community and document your communications. Below are resources that will help you utilize Panorama tools in a new way.
- Using Support Notes to Act on Student Needs: We have created school closure specific support notes to help educators virtually communicate with one another and have a running record on how specific students are being supported while learning from home.
- To support you in using these new options, we are holding some Drop-In Webinars in which one of our Panorama partners will talk about how they are using Support Notes right now.
- Using Survey Data to Support Your Community: Many of our partners are surveying their students, staff, and families to learn how to better support them. You can use the resources linked here to learn more about how to take action using this data.
- Playbook for Remote Learning: Educators across the country use Panorama's Playbook to find and share effective classroom-based SEL strategies. Playbook for Remote Learning is a set of slides that adds framing to your favorite Playbook strategies, making them easier to use in remote learning situations.