The Role of Readiness in Education: How Can Families Be Ready for the “New Normal” in Education?

Readiness—being positioned and motivated to act—has always been important for the successful implementation of programs, policies, and practices in schools. COVID-19 has brought readiness to the forefront as schools shift to virtual learning and/or hybrid learning, and families are charged with taking more active roles in their children’s learning.

On Friday, Nov. 6, AIR and the Wandersman Center co-hosted a webinar, How Can Families Be Ready for the "New Normal" in Education, as part of a series entitled, "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Education and Health Systems: The Role of Readiness."

Speakers in this webinar discussed what we know about readiness, how readiness in education has changed in the wake of COVID-19, and how a major disruption can lower readiness in one area while potentially building it in another. Practical examples and discussion highlighted how using a readiness lens can help focus efforts of schools and families as they support students’ education in an unprecedented time of change.


Image of Erin BoganErin Bogan, Ph.D.



Image of Brittany CookBrittany Cook, Ph.D.
Vice President of Education and Human Development
Wandersman Center


David OsherDavid Osher, Ph.D.
Vice President and Institute Fellow


Rob Mayo, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Assistance Consultant


Image of Gina KunzGina Kunz, Ph.D.
Independent Consultant

Event Information

November 6, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM