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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. They know how to do distance learning.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.


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How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning


The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. But how can schools and families follow an IEP when learning moves online? The physical learning space is important, as well.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Online Platforms Parents Facebook is where parents already are and the learning curve for most is non-existent. Find out how they provide learning for students.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning. 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning. In secondary, this is most likely by subject.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School


a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses. is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the organization has set the standard for quality online education.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses


a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. We’re thrilled that middle and high school students in the area will have access to this enriching and engaging summer program, so they can be better prepared for college, careers, and beyond.” Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts funding allows Ware Junior Senior High School students in grades 7-12 to take online summer courses through VHS. is an online learning pioneer.

OPINION: Singing in the parking lot, and other pandemic strategies for music students

The Hechinger Report

During the pandemic, elementary and high school students have still been getting access to quality music education in some cases, as their teachers learn to adapt. He noted many good reasons for this, among them: “Research repeatedly indicates that schools and students with access to high-quality music education perform better in a multitude of academic, social and emotional ways.”. Consuming and making music alone can be lonely.

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

There are right and wrong ways to work with our students and help them learn. We must be grounded in reality and equip ourselves with the knowledge of neuroscience, learning, and how we can best help kids move forward. How Do We Help the Kids Who Excelled in Distance Learning?

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Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. Setting the Course for Secondary Students. Learn more at

When kids go back to school, who’s going to drive the bus?

The Hechinger Report

Related: Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning. Others kept a small driving force on the clock to deliver meals or learning packets to students during remote instruction.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning. 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning. In secondary, this is most likely by subject.

Design a Choose Your Own Adventure Learning Experience

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are designing learning experiences for a range of learning landscapes. Some are navigating a hybrid schedule that blends synchronous in-class time with asynchronous online time. Others are teaching entirely online. Learning

State Spotlight: Governor Reeves Supports Diverse Learning Options Through CARES Act Funds


The grants will enable school leaders and education organizations to accelerate innovative learning solutions for Mississippi’s most vulnerable student populations. In addition to grant eligibility for public school districts and charter schools, private elementary and secondary schools are also eligible to apply for the funding. Governor Reeves’ priorities for Innovative Educational Solutions include: Improve Online Learning Resources.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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K-12 Funding in the American Rescue Plan

MIND Research Institute

billion has been added to the ESSER fund for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, with new spending requirements for districts and schools with high percentages of students living in poverty. In addition, governors have access to a fund of $2.75

Coronavirus-Related Funding Opportunities for Schools and Districts

MIND Research Institute

Team members at MIND Research Institute , creators of ST Math , have summarized the Department’s call below, and added further resources for educators seeking coronavirus-related funding opportunities for distance learning measures. billion to institutes of higher learning.

COVID-19 Education Innovations: Solution Spotlights in Florida, South Carolina and Massachusetts


We need your help sharing these solutions so policymakers and state leaders can learn from each other. The Florida Department of Education announced a partnership with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to offer all school districts student support and teacher professional development tailored to the online learning environment. Rural and high-poverty districts with limited Wi-Fi access will be prioritized.

VHS Learning Partners with Schools in Massachusetts to Offer Online Courses

eSchool News

Three Massachusetts schools are the latest to join the hundreds of schools around the world in choosing VHS Learning as an online course provider for their students. Schools distribute their VHS Learning course enrollments to their students as they see fit. About VHS Learning.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs


It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online


It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. So much of teaching is a relationship—and understanding what that looks like online is a completely new venue to figure out Dana Watts While the U.S.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Instead, they offer more affordable, accessible, and foolproof options to new customers. The booming online-learning market alone, however, will not accomplish this vision.

The Downsides of Closing Schools and Colleges in a Crisis.


Elementary and secondary schools provide for many students’ basic needs, which may not be met when those institutions close. Education Technology PK-12 School Models Diversity and Equity School Safety Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher EducationCoronavirus spreads quickly.

Why So Many Are Behind with Remote Learning

The Innovative Educator

Toltemara / Shutterstock Despite the fact that any state or district can run their own virtual learning program, until now, many never offered this as a public school option to families. K12 online school began offering their full-time virtual school to states in 1999. Now that the Coronavirus has forced districts to either stop learning for students or move to remote learning, those in favor of continuous instruction tossed aside everything preventing this option.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School


as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year. The VHS catalog consists of more than 200 unique online courses, including 23 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives, including computer science. The teacher will receive graduate level professional development and will learn to teach an online course on behalf of the school’s membership. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. The district provides a personal iPad for every teacher, middle and high school student, and teachers’ lessons include a mix of purchased and free online resources. Openly licensed educational resources are free online learning materials that can be used for teaching, learning and assessing students’ knowledge.

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The Virtual High School’s Stacy Young to Speak at CSforALL Summit


This year, The Virtual High School will develop and launch a new 15-week online cybersecurity course for delivery in the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition to developing its new cybersecurity courses, VHS is offering its popular Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles course and 11 other online computer science courses this year. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

Diablo Unified School District in California, one of the biggest changes and challenges was her district’s sudden switch during the summer from a return to schools to going entirely online at the start of the new school year. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ?

Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event and Recording Page : [link] iEARN-USA is a member of iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), the world''s largest, most experienced online K-12 non-profit network that enables young people worldwide to use the Internet and digital media to collaborate on educational projects. iEARN places high priority on building partnerships that include project work and online and face-to-face training.

How to humanize your classroom so kids are known, valued, respected, & safe

The Cornerstone for Teachers

about humanizing the learning space whether you’re teaching in-person or online. As a warm demander , teachers should recognize that you have something to offer your students, but also recognize that you have to enlist them in choosing to learn and that you can’t force them.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. If it’s free to play with, and easy to learn about through communities working to improve the open source code, the assumption is that more people (and younger people) will start to get interested in working with AI.

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