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Learning under exceptional circumstances shouldn't be about seat-time and maintaining the status quo. Here are ways we can help students learn at home without overburdening parents.
Expectations for students during this new remote learning era must be set with kids' needs in mind. Sometimes that means changing what we think "school" should be.
Text-based seminars in an in-person session can be powerful. Insights are shared from different perspectives and reflection allows for personal and group growth. Moving the venue to a virtual environment can be just as powerful, especially with embedded strategies for online facilitation which include careful pre-planning. We have a tool and some helpful tips to help you do just that.
With schools closed for the foreseeable future, how can we make online and at-home learning meaningful and less stressful? Here are a few tips.
When we introduce Quality Performance Assessment to educators all over the country, they always want to see an example of one we consider high quality. The QPA team developed these blueprints as examples, starting points that can be adapted to fit local contexts.
At Pyne Arts Magnet School in Lowell, MA, students are completing performance assessments at every grade level and finding their voices.
In our large, urban school district—Jefferson County Public Schools—we are challenging ourselves to do more than ask students to bubble in circles to “prove” what they know. We are expecting students to demonstrate and provide evidence of their abilities, skills, and dispositions. This has proven to be a worthy and large task.