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Essentials for Teaching Your Class Online

A free recording of a 5-part online course – taught by Stanford Online High School instructors – on the essentials of online teaching including: general guidelines for adapting your course to an online format; best practices for varied situations and common pitfalls in online course design; and how to troubleshoot student issues online.

Tags:

  • Education technology
  • Online course
  • Professional Development (PD)
  • Using Technology

Etherpad

Etherpad is a highly customizable open source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. Just divide students up in advance (alphabetically or another method) and give each of those “working groups” access to their shared workspace.

Tags:

  • Instructional leadership
  • Tool
  • Educator
  • Online Instruction
  • Hybrid

Every Day Count Family Engagement Attendance Presentation

Creating a culture that values good attendance is important and consistency is a key part of that. Communication about this important issue must be ongoing. This presentation shares both a sample family event calendar and communication calendar on pages 16-17 with suggestions for each month to help you map out your year of attendance outreach.

Tags:

  • Community building
  • Student engagement
  • Guide
  • Tool
  • District
  • Educator
  • School Leader
  • Intermediary
  • Principal
  • The Comeback
  • Working with Families to Improve Student Attendance
  • Attendance

Every Student Matters: Cultivating Belonging in the Classroom

This list of connecting activities from Edutopia can help teachers build a culture of belonging within their classrooms.

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  • Relationships
  • Website
  • Educator
  • The Comeback
  • Attendance

Evidence-Based Practices for Assessing Students’ Social and Emotional Well-Being

Part of a series of briefs aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic. This one provides strategies to consider and to avoid around the central question, How can schools and districts monitor students’ …

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  • Positive youth development
  • Relationships
  • Student engagement
  • Report (policy, research)
  • District
  • School Leader
  • Intermediary
  • Principal
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Well-Being and Identity Building

Family and Community Engagement Planning Tool

Contains a series of questions that school systems can ask themselves to determine how to make the most of two other recent resources: 1.TNTP’s Five Essentials for Engaging Families and Community Partners in Reopening EffortsTNTP’s Five Essentials for Engaging Families and Community Partners in Reopening EffortsTNTP’s Five Essentials for Engaging Families and Community Partners in …

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  • Community building
  • Tool
  • Families
  • Family Engagement

Family Engagement Resources in Spanish

Research-backed and culturally relevant materials including a Webinar: Distance Learning with Common Sense: Equitable Distance Learning for English Learners

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  • Equity
  • Website
  • Families
  • Family Engagement

Family Guides: Supporting Learning in the 2020-21 School Year

Seek Common Ground and the experts at Student Achievement Partners have created Family Guides to help parents, grandparents, caregivers, friends— anyone helping a child to learn in the 2020-21 school year— understand more about what children should know and be able to do by the end of each grade in literacy and math. Other academic …

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  • Guide
  • Planning and Instructional Design
  • Keeping Students and Families Engaged
  • Family Engagement

Fishbowl: Community Inquiry

A guide to using the fishbowl strategy for organizing medium- to large-group discussions.

Tags:

  • Student engagement
  • Guide
  • Educator
  • Planning and Instructional Design

Form Your Future FAFSA Tracker

The #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker is an interactive data dashboard that tracks and ranks states’ progress toward 100% of their high school seniors completing the FAFSA and measures change year over year. The tracker shows weekly progress and allows for year-to-year comparisons at the national, state, city, school district, and school levels.

Tags:

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Publication
  • Tool
  • Principal
  • Educator
  • District
  • School Leader
  • Intermediary
  • The Comeback
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Engaging families in postsecondary planning
  • Postsecondary readiness and access

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