School buildings across the state have been closed until the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Around the state, school leaders have worked tirelessly with their staff and communities to shift classroom instruction to remote learning. Why? Because while the world around us is scrambling with uncertainty, we still believe that our students can and will learn. This virus has impacted a lot of things that are important to us, but it has not changed the fact that we are committed to student learning. Department contact: Bernie Sorenson.

Thank you for visiting DEED’s online toolkit for education leaders. We hope that this page will be helpful for school and district leaders who have been asked to move learning to remote environments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DEED has drawn on the collective wisdom of school and district leaders from around the state and the country, reviewing hundreds of websites and resources in search of solutions. We appreciate and celebrate the response leaders in Alaska and across the nation have continuously demonstrated to this challenge in real-time, fashioning creative solutions to make the most of every minute for every student.

 Our hope is that this online toolkit, full of promising practices, resources, guidance and up to date information, helps to support you as an educational leader during this unprecedented time.  Additionally, DEED is committed to continue gathering resources you need so that you can focus on what matters most – your students, teachers, and staff.