To improve school and district climates, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments’ School Climate Improvement Resource Package includes resources to meet a range of needs among those who are interested in improving school climate. Districts may also choose to implement the School Climate Survey.
Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecards
The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecards, designed by the NYU Metro Center, help parents, teachers, students and community members determine the extent to which their schools’ curricula are (or are not) culturally responsive.
Tutoring Program Model Dimensions Planning Tool
Various strategies support learning acceleration, but implementing tutoring is at the core. Keeping design principles in mind, these ten multiple-choice questions to design school tutoring programs’ model dimensions from the National Student Support Accelerator will guide leaders or practitioners to startup.
Meeting Students’ Needs Through Scaffolding Grid
To accelerate learning for various learning levels, scaffolds are temporary instructional supports designed to help students successfully access grade-appropriate activities just beyond their current independent ability. This resource from Expeditionary Learning helps ELA teachers use front-end scaffolding (i.e., preparing students to better understand how to access complex text before they read it) and back-end scaffolding (i.e., helping …
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Reflecting on Your System’s Starting Point: Reflection Rubric
Create a plan that focuses on accelerating students to grade level by using proven strategies to help them learn and practice the knowledge and skills that are most important for grade-level mastery is key for igniting learning. After the initial phase of vision and goal setting, this reflection rubric will help districts diagnose their current state in …
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Maintaining Relationships in a Time of Social Distancing
A toolbox offers tips and actions for helping teachers maintain relationships with families despite social distancing, such as: • Reflecting on any assumptions they might have about how families “should” educate or care for their children during isolation. • Reaching all their students’ families in their home languages through apps such as Talking Points (free …
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Parent COVID-19 Communication Log
A simple way to ensure that school staff collect vital information on family/student well-being during check-ins and identify those who need additional support (AMLE’s COVID-19 Resource Center).
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.
Bell Schedule Builder
A free tool to help school and district leaders experiment with their bell schedule, keep track of instructional minutes and visualize how changes to the bell schedule impact the student and staff experience.
Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope With Coronavirus
To help you navigate these uncertain times and figure out what might work best for your community, EdSurge (and ISTE, its parent organization) is collecting news, resources and expert advice to help educators and school leaders make informed decisions.