Tag: remote learning

Introducing ‘School’

Q1: What activity can’t parents get kids to sit still for? Q2: What activity can’t parents get kids to stop doing? A1: Online school. A2: Video games.This juxtaposition is particularly powerful considering linguist James Gee’s observation that video games are, at their core, instruments of learning. Furthermore, he points out that they encapsulate complexity as a feature. That is,...

Five Million Assessments Reveal COVID Educational Slide

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A new report based on 5.3 million assessments of student progress in grades 1-8 details the effects on learning associated with COVID-19 school disruptions. Released by Renaissance (a leader in pre-K–12 education technology) to end the speculation and provide guidance for educators as they address learning gaps, How Kids Are Performing: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Reading and...

TESOL’s ‘Quick Guide’ to the 6 Principles

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The 6 Principles® Quick Guide: Remote Teaching of K-12 English LearnersAndrea Hellman TESOL’s handy new resource, The 6 Principles Quick Guide: Remote Teaching of K–12 English Learners, is here to make remote teaching smoother for you and bring out the best in your students. There’s an overwhelming...

A Third of World’s Schoolchildren Cannot Learn Remotely

At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren were unable to access remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered their schools, according to a new UNICEF report released last month as countries across the world grapple with their back-to-school plans. “For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, there was no such thing as remote learning,” said Henrietta...

Free Five-Day Virtual Teaching Academy For K-12 Educators

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Attendees will create a personalized Blueprint for virtual learning to guide plans for the next academic year, including equitable access The Alliance for Virtual Learning – a coalition of online learning experts spearheaded by University of Phoenix and Blackboard – will host a free Virtual Teaching Academy, June 26 through July 1, 2020 to help educators prepare for success in...

Parental Guidance Required

The unexpected transition to remote learning brought on by COVID-19 has led to a newfound respect amid both parents and teachers. Between teachers scurrying to prepare virtual lesson plans and curriculums and parents juggling multiple children, jobs, and housework, each party has their own set of challenges that they’ve had to overcome. Parents are now stepping into a new, unfamiliar...
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