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Remote Learning for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance Download PDF Document outlines requirements and considerations for fall reopening plans with the goal of safely returning as many students as possible to in-person school settings to maximize learning and address students' holistic needs. In all reopening scenarios, remote learning will be necessary for students who will not be attending school in-person, as part of a hybrid learning model, and in case changing COVID-19 conditions require a shift to full remote learning as determined by local and state leaders.

Continuum of fall reopening models; Continuum with four boxes: return without restrictions, in-person learning with new safety requirements, hybrid learning, and remote learning.

This web page contains remote learning guidance and expectations, remote learning program models and supplemental information, and related resources.


Technology Support during Remote Learning

DESE has compiled a list of tech support resources to help families, educators, and administrators navigate their district's remote learning tools, support students' education at home and in the classroom, and engage in meaningful two-way communication. The Department is providing this information as a service and may revise or supplement the list from time to time. The list does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by the Department of any instructional resource, product, organization, corporation, or individual.

Tech Support Resources Links

Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Classroom

Supporting Special Needs Students

Social Media Accounts

Learning Communities for Educators

Cybersecurity & Internet Safety

Last Updated: February 18, 2021

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Parents and guardians questions can be directed to COVID19K12ParentInfo@mass.gov

District and school staff's questions can be directed to: Reopeningk12@mass.gov

MTEL questions can be directed to TestHelp@doe.mass.edu

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