Preparing teachers for the classrooms of the future through research and design.


Guidance for Educators


At the Teaching Systems Lab, we have three projects focused on helping educators respond to extended school closures and remote learning.

NEW: Imagining September. Reopening schools should be a community process with broad input from students and other stakeholders. Over May and June, we met with three groups of education stakeholders (parents, teachers, school and district leaders) and one student group to prototype online approaches to convening multi-stakeholder design meetings. We've published two reports, one for school leaders with guides and resources for facilitating online design charrettes, and one for educators and the public broadly, with principles and design elements for opening schools in the fall.

COMING SOON: Emergency Remote Instruction Survey. Based on 35 in-depth interviews with educators across the country, a detailed look . All 35 full interview transcripts are available at

April 1: In the report “Remote Learning Guidance from State Education Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A First Look”, we provide recommendations and best practices for state education agencies providing remote learning guidance during COVID-19 school closures.

Report Webinars


July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

April 1, 2020

State Guidance