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Supporting Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic

Supporting Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic

September 24, 2020 --- There is no road map for supporting teaching and learning during a pandemic.

Thankfully, ASSET has a long history of partnering with educators and industry to help teachers navigate the unknown and to meet the individual needs of their students. Today, generous support from Arconic Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, Constellation, and Howmet Aerospace Foundation has enabled ASSET to fully transition to remote professional learning and coaching services.

“ASSET believes that the classroom, be it remote or in person, is the ideal learning environment for educators,” says Deborah Luckett, ASSET’s associate executive director. “An educator’s professional learning should be driven by their own needs and the needs of their students.”

The challenges of COVID-19 require flexible, relevant, and responsive solutions. Grounded in improvement science, ASSET’s professional learning and coaching model is an adaptive, job-embedded approach to helping teachers overcome these challenges.

For the past ten years, ASSET coaches have engaged in co-teaching, Professional Learning Community facilitation, and robotics-assisted classroom observation to educators across the country.

“Coaching is a complex relationship that supports the thinking and reflective actions of an educator engaged in improvement science,” Luckett says. “ASSET coaches work hand-in-hand with teachers to help them build resilience and improve their craft in an uncertain educational landscape. No judgement. Only care, compassion, and understanding for the incredibly difficult situation teachers are facing.”

To learn more about ASSET’s remote professional learning coaching services, please email Lynne Hays at lhays@assetinc.org.


Founded in 1994, ASSET, Inc. is headquartered in Pennsylvania and provides rigorous professional learning services for educators nationally. ASSET’s specialized approach to professional learning, coaching, and Project-based Learning has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and other leading education organizations as a model for achieving student success through excellence in teaching. For more information, visit assetinc.org.