Strategic Reopening Collaborative Toolkit
During the spring and summer of 2020, CEI partnered with 10 Colorado school districts to develop an actionable and timely set of goals and strategies for re-entering school in the fall. With a focus on building a foundation of social-emotional wellness to enable high quality academic learning, theory and ideas were linked with practice during real-time planning processes.
This toolkit revolves around four goals for re-entry that districts should be working toward (Address Inequities, Connect, Reassure & Inspire, and Assess & Prepare); followed by strategies that will support districts to move toward these goals for three primary stakeholders in their systems (educators, students, and families and communities); and examples of how Colorado school districts are bringing these strategies to life as they re-enter school in Fall 2020.
CEI’s SEL framework was developed to support school and district leaders to engage in and orient around four goals, each which is explored and further defined through both research and CEI guidance throughout this toolkit – and each with examples of how different Colorado communities are translating the vision into practice within their context. Along with a focus on these goals, CEI believes that designing solutions and strategies for our schools requires us to deeply understand the needs of the “end-users” we are designing with and for.