COVID-19 Resources and Guidance

We Strive for Well-Being for All

In this unprecedented time, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education is concerned about the safety, health, and well-being of our entire School community. Please visit www.coronavirus.pitt.edu for the latest information on the University's plans and responses.

This website contains resources specifically for our School of Education students, faculty, and staff.

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Teaching and Learning Resources

Pitt Education faculty can receive support to move their courses to online, virtual, or alternative modes of instruction.

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Support for Remote/Online Instruction

  • Faculty can contact Dr. Tinukwa Boulder, Associate Professor and Director of Innovative Technologies and Online Learning in our School of Education, for direct assistance on moving coursework into a remote learning environment. Her email is tboulder@pitt.edu.
     
  • If you are experiencing technology issues, contact the School of Education technology team at soetech@pitt.edu or 412-624-1414.
     
  • The University Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting virtual workshops related to teaching remotely. Topics include the essentials for remote teaching, lecturing in remote environments, and facilitating discussions from a distance. 

Remote Work Resources

Technology Resources

The School of Education Technology Team has compiled the following resources to assist faculty and staff in working remotely:

Resources for Supervisors

Resources for Faculty and Staff


Information for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Members of the School of Education community should visit the University of Pittsburgh's coronavirus website for the latest information on how Pitt's response will affect students, staff, and faculty.

Pitt has created informational pages based on the following categories:

School of Education Contacts:

  • Student QuestionsShederick McClendon, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement, at samcclendon@pitt.edu.
  • Faculty/Research Questions - Kevin Crowley, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, at crowleyk@pitt.edu.
  • Staff Questions - Rochelle Woods, Senior Assistant Dean of Administration, Operations, and Academic Programs, at RLW75@pitt.edu.

Chat & Check-Ins

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Background Information

In an effort to maintain community and wellness , the School of Education held informal virtual coffee breaks in spring 2020. School of Education students, faculty, and staff  joined these virtual coffee breaks via Zoom to check-in on one another, and to socialize in a casual, safe, and engaging environment. 

If you would like to host a future session, please contact Soenews@pitt.edu.


Local and National Health Resources

Local/State Health Resources

National/Global Health Resources


School of Education Resource Guides

Faculty and staff in our School of Education have created comprehensive resource guides to support our School community.

  • Framing this Moment: Resources, Cautions, and Opportunities - This resource guide provides support to our School community. Information includes resources on safety, physical health, mental health, culturally relevant teaching practices, homeschooling ideas, and resources for caring for others. View and download the guide (PDF).
     
  • Emergency Instructional Guide - This resource guide, created by our School's Emergency Instructional team, provides resources to support the transition to remote teaching and guidance on using online tools.  View and download the guide (PDF).

Questions?

If you have questions about these materials, then contact the School of Education's Office of the Dean at SOEDeansOffice@pitt.edu.