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2021 Childhood Conversations Together We Will Conference: Rebuilding and the "New Normal"

Rebuilding and the "New Normal" Resources at the SERC Library

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The articles listed in the bibliography below are available by visiting the SERC Library and utilizing our print journals and online databases.  If you are a member of the SERC Library, you can obtain full-text articles when you use your membership number to log on to our online catalog.  Use the SAGE or EBSCO Discovery Service function on the Online Resources page on our catalog to access journal articles. If you have questions, please contact the SERC Library staff at

  • Gomez-Velez, Natalie. “Reimagining Public Education Equity After Covid-19: Will Public Voices from New York’s Epicenter Be Heard over the Siren Song of Billionaires?” Fordham Urban Law Journal, vol. 48, no. 2, Feb. 2021, p. 313. EBSCOhost,
  • Zhao, Yong. “COVID-19 as a Catalyst for Educational Change.” Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, vol. 49, no. 1–2, Oct. 2020, pp. 29–33. EBSCOhost,
  • Mindzak, Michael. “COVID-19 and the Ongoing Problem of Educational Efficiency.” Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, vol. 29, no. 2, Jan. 2020, pp. 18–23. EBSCOhost,
  • d’Orville, Hans. “COVID-19 Causes Unprecedented Educational Disruption: Is There a Road towards a New Normal?” Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, vol. 49, no. 1–2, Oct. 2020, pp. 11–15. EBSCOhost,
  • Basham, James D., et al. “Opportunity in Crisis: The Role of Universal Design for Learning in Educational Redesign.” Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 71–91. EBSCOhost,
  • Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED). “K-12: COVID-19 Disruption Must Lead to Overdue Reform. 2020 Solutions Brief. Sustaining Capitalism.” Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 1 Jan. 2020. EBSCOhost,
  • St.Amant, Kirk. “Afterword: Contending With COVID-19 and Beyond: The 5Cs of Educational Evolution.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, vol. 51, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 93–97, doi:10.1177/0047281620977157.

Managing Anxiety During Reopening

Child Mind Institute | Transforming Children's Lives.

This article by the Child Mind Institute provides strategies to help parents stay calm and adjust to the "New Normal". 

Returning to School and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NSPCC rebrands to 'focus on solutions to child abuse rather than the  problem' | Third Sector

Provided by the National Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Children [NSPCC], this guide provides tips for preparing students to return to school and addresses the following situations:

  • Preparing younger children for going back to school
  • Preparing older children for going back to school
  • How to talk to a child worried about going back to school
  • Who you can speak to if you're worried or concerned

2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit : Beyond Talk: Building Tomorrow Together

Beyond Talk: Building Tomorrow Together

SEL and Civic Learning for Empowered Youth

Thursday, October 14 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange is a unique and timely national forum for those who are committed to creating caring, productive, and equitable schools and communities that develop the whole child and ensure that all students can thrive. With demand for SEL at an all-time high, now is the time to come together, share what we know, and anchor ourselves in advancing high-quality research, implementation practice, and policies.

Click here to learn more about the Virtual Summit

Reimagining a more equitable and resilient K–12 education system

"Responding to the changes that the COVID-19 crisis has wrought on education systems around the world requires building on what we know works, as well as looking ahead to what we know students will need."

Provided by McKinsey & Company, this article discusses what elements of education we need to recommit to and other areas we can rebuild to support a stronger education system as we look to the future.

Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Roadmap for Reopening School


CASEL provides a detailed guide on 4 new SEL Critical Practices that can support educators and leaders as they rebuild and grow their learning spaces to be socially and emotionally healthy places upon reopening.

Has the Pandemic Ushered in New Norms in Education? | Edutopia

Back-to-School Resources for Parents, by edutopia – HFEC

This article from Edutopia reviews the educational trends that have adapted to the pandemic and which are predicted to stick as teachers adapt to the realities of education after we have emerged from the pandemic.

Keep Schools Open All Summer, And Other Bold Ideas To Help Kids Catch Up

Media Assets : NPR

In this article from NPR, ideas and options are discussed regarding how the education community can rebuild students' learning loss from the pandemic.