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Professional Development Articles

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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Online Education - Parent Backlash

Apr 13, 2020 jjamison
Online Education - Parent Backlash

  School districts countrywide are learning their own lessons right now, all about distance learning. A fluid situation for most, messy for some, nonexistent for others — no matter what each district learns right now, it will have a lasting impact on the future of online education. “It is certainly complex,” says Michael Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive…

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6 Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus

Apr 13, 2020 jjamison
6 Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus

By Mark Lieberman on April 10, 2020 11:35 AM Most educators in the United States are still adjusting to the reality that they'll be spending at least the next couple months teaching their students remotely. Schools in east Asia, where the COVID-19 outbreak began late last year, have gotten a head start because most schools have already been closed since early February. Much of the discussion…

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