School Closure Resources for Teachers and Parents
Blog Posts from Colleagues responding to Coronavirus concerns:
Mike Anderson shares how we can support routines and behaviors, offer choice, and use language to value the voice of learners as they engage in at-home learning.
Mike Fisher shares that if schools need to make decisions about learning online there are several considerations. This includes scale — how big or small you want the opportunity to be and whether your messages and interactions are for big or small groups. It also includes multiple relevant resources and knowing where to go to get what you need for learning experiences.
Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda
In their first blog post, Bena and Allison offer reflective questions both for educators and students to consider as the entire school community faces new challenges and opportunities. To find more ideas and suggestions on Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind, please visit Learning Personalized and The Institute for Habits of Mind
In the second blog post, Bena and Allison suggest a few tips to a Habit of Mind worth tending to right now— managing impulsivity. To find more ideas and suggestions on Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind, please visit Learning Personalized and The Institute for Habits of Mind.
Aaron Roberts considers the parent, guardian, and caretaker perspective with this new shift in learning. Now that school is suddenly at home, how can adults and kids work together to make a powerful home learning environment? These five tips can help you make the best of this situation. Roberts is a Learning Experience Designer with Mason City Schools in Mason, Ohio. Stories about Mason’s journey into personalized learning can be found at their blog and by following their exploits on Twitter using #MasonPLJourney
Silvia Tolisano shares her concrete tools and pedagogical guidance on how to grow thinking and sharing with learners in a virtual space. Her blog post shifts our perspective from purely a reactionary one to an “incredible opportunity to document these new forms of learning and collaboratively redefine teaching and learning for the future.” Silvia’s site is a treasure trove of instructional practices and processes that elevate learner voice and co-creation as they seek out information and share their ideas with others.
Online CTLE Bearing Professional Development for Teachers
As we create content for Teachers and Administrators for CTLE credit, please contact Mike Fisher, Jennifer Talarico, or Bryan Whitley-Grassi for access codes for the Schoology Course you want to participate in. Note that the different courses have different parameters for meeting the credit requirements for CTLE. Please be sure to adhere to all directions to receive CTLE credit.
Click here to access 1 hour webinars from ASCD. When you are done, download your certificate of participation and send to either Mike, Jen, Bryan so that we can issue the CTLE credit. Only those that submit a certificate to us will be issued CTLE credit.
Click here to access 1 hour webinars from edWeb. When you are done, download your certificate of participation and send to either Mike, Jen, Bryan so that we can issue the CTLE credit. Only those that submit a certificate to us will be issued CTLE credit.