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To help you and your team create a system that works for your district, read The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience. The article from Getting Smart gives five core elements for an effective system and other useful tips and resources.
An article that provides ready-to-use choice activities such as, giving students the choice to share their work in the form of a podcast, children’s book, 2- to 3-minute video, art installation, or paper.
The Success Mentor Implementation Guide provides tips on how to implement a Success Mentor model at your school. It was created by the Department of Education for districts, schools, team captains and school partners.
This article on configuring your distance learning tech stack is based on the webinar How to Set Your Class Up for Distance Learning Success, which shows when and how to use these three types of resources effectively: (1) Existing digital classroom platforms; (2) Screen video capture and (3) Conference platforms
An article featuring Zaretta Hammond (author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain) and her three suggestions for implementing culturally responsive teaching in the current situation.
For perspectives on the multiple benefits of Out of School (OST) time programs for both students and families, download The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs (OST) from the Wallace Foundation. Check out pages 6 – 10 for information linking OST program content to primary and secondary student outcomes.
Lessons emphasize the importance of tying professional learning directly to timely student needs; providing space and time for learning that teachers need and want; and creating different designs for learning.
An article with tips for whether students are in the classroom or learning at home.
Review this report by Zearn, especially the case study on pages 8-10 describing remediation versus acceleration.
This resource includes survey questions designed to help district and network leaders understand what everyone in your school or school system needs during the COVID-19 crisis
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