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Christensen Institute’s Blended Learning Universe is a website dedicated to helping classroom, school, and district practitioners. It includes: Seven models that range from “Station Rotation” to “Enriched Virtual.” Design help for developing blended learning approaches and strategies for implementation.
Panorama gives a toolkit for building and maintaining a sense of connection, even if schools or classrooms have to move to remote instruction.
Access this blueprint from WestEd to create a continuous improvement cycle rooted in equity. The blueprint is founded on the belief that all students can succeed when learning is supported by equitable systems that leverage an asset-based approach that values diversity, rather than characterizing students and families by what they may need or lack.
Resources that help foster school community (many are free). Educators can filter and search based on grade level, topic, etc.
A Guide to Using, “Attendance Playbook: Smart Strategies for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in the Covid Era”
In addition, their guide to using the Attendance Playbook, is a companion to the updated playbook and helps educators focus supports to groups of students who need additional help to overcome barriers to attendance and participation. It offers general ideas and tools, as well as charts and checklists, to determine what interventions to try with students …
A guide designed to help teachers use education technology in the most effective way possible. It does this by mapping ed tech tools onto the most promising research on how the student brain learns, works, changes, and thrives.
Various strategies support learning acceleration, but implementing tutoring is at the core. Brown University’s Annenberg Institute outlines approaches to and research for supporting accelerating Student Learning with High-Dosage Tutoring. See page two for a one-page guide to the ten design principles for effective tutoring.
An article that provides helpful steps schools can take to support students who have IEPs in remote-learning settings through modifications and interventions.
Actualizing Connecticut Classrooms for Continuous Learning: Guidance and Tools for High-Quality, Equitable Distance Learning
This resource has three parts: Standards defining high-quality, equitable distance-learning in action; Steps a district should take (i) in Summer 2020, (ii) if and when remote learning must be initiated, and (iii) while distance learning is being implemented; and A model showing what one district’s distance learning approaches look like in action.
After the last bell The Multiple Roles of Principals in School-based Afterschool Programs by Lanya Samuelson is a great resource to share with the principals in your district. The article clearly lays out the role of a principal in successful OST programs and provides a useful graphic on page 8.
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