21CSLA Research Brief 1: Innovations in Teaching During the Pandemic

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June 9, 2022

The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) issued its first research brief: Innovations in Teaching During the Pandemic  by Hua Luo, Marisol Sanchez Castillo, Joy Esboldt, and Dr. Moonhawk Kim.

The brief looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on historically marginalized and underserved students and finds that students with multiple and intersecting marginalized identities were disproportionately more likely to be impacted negatively by the pandemic, both academically and psychologically.

Researchers also found that many educators responded to the crisis by devising innovative approaches to support students and families and that lessons from such innovations may productively shape educators’ practices in future contexts—even beyond the pandemic-induced distance learning. The brief summarizes recent research on some innovations and provides reflection questions to support educators in carrying forth these creative solutions.