Lessons from the Field Webinar Series – Back to School: Strategies to Support Staff
The US Department of Education is hosting a series of webinars to help educational communities safely maintain or resume face-to-face teaching. The series presents lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, higher education institutions, early childhood education providers and other educational settings outlining approaches to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of the US Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to participate in the upcoming webinar, Returning to School: Strategies for Support Staff on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST.
Please join us as we explore information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and US Department of Education on supporting staff health and wellness as educators are going back to school this fall. Following updates from the federal agency, practitioners in the field will share the strategies they have found effective in supporting staff well-being.
Speakers and panelists will include Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education; Jessica Cardichon, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Federal Policy, US Department of Education; Jyotsna Blackwell, public health advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sangeeta Parikshak, Behavioral Health Manager, Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Kathy McHugh, panelist, Delran, NJ.
This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to access prior to the webinar to inform attendance:
National Association of School Psychologists: from the special series on back to school
American School Counselor Association (staff welfare is included in these documents)
National Association of State Boards of Education
National Association of Education
Other CDC Resources
For reference, the slides for this presentation will be displayed on the event webpage on the day of the event. This event will be recorded and published on the event webpage one day after the webinar.
You must register to participate in this presentation.
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. The NCSSLE looks forward to sharing this information with you and hearing from you about the important work you do in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of your students and staff as they return to in-person learning. .