During this American Education Week 2020, whether teaching remotely, in-person, or following a hybrid model, educators are working harder than ever for their students.
American Education Week, celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving, presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor the individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education.
“American Education Week serves as a tribute to the team of people who work with our students, everyone from the classroom teacher and the administrative staff to the cafeteria worker and the bus driver,” said NEA President Becky Pringle. “We honor and thank them for the work they do every day, in the midst of a pandemic, to make sure that our students are safe, and ready and able to learn.”
As part of an ongoing effort to support educators and families through the COVID-19 crisis, NEA partnered with PBS television station WETA to create resources for educators and families navigating distance learning.
NEA and WETA developed tips and tools to help ensure that learning continues—no matter where it takes place. The website www.nea.org/familyresources includes experts’ tips for at-home reading instruction for K-3 kids, provided in partnership with Reading Rockets; advice on digital and virtual learning; insight into communicating and collaborating with educators; and background on why family engagement is an indicator of great public schools.
Visit www.nea.org/aew for ideas on how to celebrate this week.
- Monday, Nov. 16: Kickoff Day
- Tuesday, Nov. 17: Family Day
- Wednesday, Nov. 18: Education Support Professionals Day
- Thursday, Nov. 19: Educator for a Day
- Friday, Nov. 20: Substitute Educators Day