Collaboration During School Campus Closures: Insights from a Principal

Collaboration During School Campus Closures: Insights from a Principal
5/14/2020, 1:00 PM 1:30 PM


How do you continue to build a sense of community among families, educators and staff when schools are closed? Join us for a live discussion with Dr. Amy Hodge, Principal of El Rincon STEAM Elementary School in Culver City, CA. With distance learning in place through the remainder of the school year, Dr. Hodge and her team have rapidly implemented a learning strategy that emphasizes cultivating community and empathy among students, families and all stakeholders. Get insights on what is working for them, including:

- Setting up an online classroom platform and distributing digital devices
- Weekly newsletters and videos
- Sample distance learning schedules for elementary school students
- Social emotional support strategies including teachers conducting "Feelings Check-ins" with their students
- Weekly newsletters and videos


Dr. Amy Hodge is the principal of El Rincon Elementary School in Culver City, CA. She began her career 21 years ago as an elementary special education teacher and has worked for El Rincon since 2016. In 2017, Dr. Hodge earned her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from USC, and since 2018, Dr. Hodge has been an adjunct Professor in USC’s Masters of Teaching program. Dr. Hodge views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. Under her leadership at El Rincon, high quality 21st century educational experiences continue to be a highest priority while working with families and staff to provide a safe and supportive campus where the focus remains on learning.


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