It is time for the 2020 #8weeksofsummer! Educators just experienced this entirely new way to end the school year – and it should show! We should have all kinds of thoughts on what was #RemoteLearning and what this past spring means for the fall. Will this immersion in online learning have longer-term implications? And how can we address the inequity #RemoteLearning highlighted?

2020 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge PIN

The 2020 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge runs June 12 – July 31, 2020, and is for any educator. The challenge prompts educators with an opportunity for deep, written reflection. Each prompt asks them to blog about their reaction, thoughts, experiences with some facet of their professional practice.

Expect the first prompt to post on HotLunchTray June 12th,
but get an idea of the 2018 challenge prompts & 2019 challenge prompts.

Check on June 12th and every Friday until July 31st for prompts. Any educator can participate in the 8 weeks of summer blog challenge by:

  1. Write a blog post for each weekly prompt at
  2. Include the hashtag in your blog title, link to the weekly HotLunchTray post in each week’s blog, and use the #8weeksofsummer weekly image in your post.
  3. Comment on HotLunchTray’s weekly post with a link to your blog.
  4. Share your weekly blog posts on social media with the #8weeksofsummer hashtag.

Successful completion of all 8 weeks will result in one entry into the drawing for $100 USD Amazon Gift card after July 31st week is complete.#8WeeksOfSummer

Week 1: What is your personal takeaway from #RemoteLearning?

Week 2: How are you recharging this summer?

Week 3: What insights do you have about your students after #RemoteLearning?

Week 4: How do/will you address implicit bias at your school?

Week 5: What technologies enhanced/reduced your effectiveness this past spring?

Week 6: Share your current professional goals.

Week 7: Describe the mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning activities you provided last spring/will provide this fall?

Week 8: How is your school/district operating differently this year?