rLEARNING GUIDANCE, UPDATED MAY 28, 2020

PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD This is a step-by-step guide for planning a PBL while treaching and learning from home. 

CHOICE BOARDS: Step by step guide for creating choice in your classrooms, both during rLearning and in the school house. 

Genius Hour Planning Ideas

  1. Top 10 Genius Hour Questions Answered

  2. ALL THINGS GENIUS HOUR

  3. GENIUS HOUR KICK OFF

  4. GENIUS HOUR PLANNING

  5. GENIUS HOUR PART 2

  6. GENUIUS HOUR SMORE OF IDEAS AND RESOURCES

Teaching and Reflection and PD

  1. Michigan Continuuity of Teaching Rubric

  2. NYSED Resources

  3. NYSCATE Resources

  4. Capital Region BOCES Essential Outcomes K-12

 Teacher Tips

  1. Add a Feedback Slide in Google Slides

  2. Apple Learning Series

  3. Designing Learning Outcomes in these times

  4. Formative Assessment Tools you can Use Remotely

  5.  25 Reasons to use TED-ED in your classroom. 

  6. 3 Ways to use Video Conferencing with Students

  7. Resources for Creating an Online Classroom (Stanford Online High School)

  8. Project-Based Learning at Home (Buck Institute, PBLWorks)

  9. Best Practices: Online Pedagogy (Harvard University)

  10. COVID-19 Resources for Schools (Jennifer Gonzalez)

  11. Resources for Online Teaching and Learning during Social Distancing (KQED)

  12. How can we support student learning during school closures? (EL Education)

  13. How to Talk to Your Child about the Coronavirus (Madeline Levine)

  14. Tips from the Author of “Raising Digital Natives” (Devorah Heitner)

  15. Designing Online Learning Experiences

 Deeper Learning

 

Helping Children Cope With Coronavirus and Uncertainty (Richard Weissbourd)

In this video message, Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, clearly and compassionately highlights four key insights of supporting children as they navigate making sense of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Supportive food for thought for educators, caregivers, and parents alike.

Distance Learning Resources (Vermont Learning for the Future)

The Vermont Learning for the Future initiative summarizes their advice for schools in a four-ingredient, systems-based approach to planning for a transitional time in their learners’ educational experience: Empathy and Compassion, Creativity and Collaboration, Openness to Emergence, and Love and Accountability. An inspirational read, for sure.

Evidence-Based Practices in Online & Distance Learning (CT Center for School Change)

The Connecticut Center for School Change, led by Executive Director Richard W. Lemons, shares resources for leaders tasked with leading and managing school systems and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning with a synthesis of Ron Heifetz’s seminal research on adaptive leadership, the CCSC team has thoughtfully curated a 8-item list of research-based strategies for effective online learning.

Distance Learning Resource Center (Education Reimagined)

These leaders in expanding the horizons of what education could and should be for all learners have amassed a thorough and fully annotated collection of resources for parents, for learners, for teachers, for communities, and most importantly, for lifting spirits. The resources are plentiful so you’ll need to take some time to navigate the myriad options – but well worth the time investment.

Online Learning Resources (2Revolutions)

2Rev has long been an organization rooted in accessible, open-source (and some cost-based) online professional learning for educators.  Partnering with Southern New Hampshire University, a post-secondary leader in innovative professional learning supports, 2 Rev presents this extensive list of COVID-19 related supports for educators and leaders as they navigate the world of remote learning.  

Learning in the Time of COVID-19 (Linda Darling-Hammond)

Linda Darling Hammond, trusted educator, educational leader, and President of the California State Board of Education, highlights great examples of both state and district approaches to supporting children in the time of COVID-19. Meeting the nutritional needs of children with food insecurities, ensuring access to free technology resources that enable remote learning, and measures to ensure that all learning is deeply rich and lasting, Hammond shares the significant efforts of committed educators all over the country to support learners during this period of uncertainty.

 

Resources to Share with Students

  1. Storyline Online A host of storys read by folks you can share with students. 

  2. Online Reading Resources : A list of online-many free- place students and teachers can go to access books, many audible. 

  3. National Science Teaching Association : Many videos to use in lessons.