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A New Reality: Getting Remote Learning Right

Apr 15, 2020 jjamison

  Special Report, April 15, 2020 | Volume 77 | Number 10 Keep It Simple, Schools Justin Reich To ensure equity and engagement in remote learning, schools need to zero in on key priorities, including enrichment and manageable projects.   Restoring Connection: Real-Life Advice on Transitioning to Online LearningAnthony ReboraDistance-learning expert Mike Flynn shares tips…

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Links to Learning-at- Home Resources

Apr 15, 2020 jjamison
Links to Learning-at- Home Resources

  Links updated as of 13 April 2020. During these challenging times, schools and educators are quickly shifting from in-classroom to in-home teaching. The resources on the list below are offered by a variety of educational publishers and content providers to help and support our teachers and our children. Our team is regularly updating this list. ABCmouse.com Full Online Curriculum…

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Keep It Simple, Schools

Apr 15, 2020 jjamison

Keep It Simple, Schools Justin Reich To ensure equity and engagement in remote learning, schools need to zero in on key priorities, including enrichment and manageable projects. On March 26, Massachusetts' Education Commissioner Jeff Riley released a thoughtful pathway forward for remote learning during a pandemic (2020). The plan has three main principles. First, care for students. Prioritize…

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Supporting Teachers in a Time of Change

Apr 14, 2020 jjamison

Our district has put up a website and a weekly newsletter (coming soon). Every teacher should access this website. There are a lot of resources and local support as we learn from each other. Having one central location to share our stories, supports and resources will benefit our students. Standard platform for content You want to keep it simple. What are you students used to presently? Email, google…

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Why it’s not OK to take small social risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 13, 2020 jjamison
Why it’s not OK to take small social risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

We’ve all heard the advice from public health officials: stay at home, wash your hands and don’t touch your face! We’ve cancelled sporting events, concerts and other mass gatherings; closed schools, libraries and playgrounds; and asked people to work from home wherever possible. But as we enter into this extended period of social distancing (also called physical distancing), many might be wondering…

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