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An Easy Way To Help Kids Learn At Home: Turn On The Captions
Posted on May 6, 2020
  • Natalie Wexler
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Remote Learning
An Easy Way To Help Kids Learn At Home: Turn On The Captions

A new organization is pushing for children’s TV and video programs to automatically display captions to boost literacy. It’s an easy thing to do, and it has even more research behind it than advocates realize.

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Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes in the Context of COVID-19
Posted on Apr 22, 2020
  • Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Tags
  • Assessment
  • COVID Slide
  • COVID-19
  • Remote Learning
Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes in the Context of COVID-19

The circumstances in which we find ourselves as educators at this moment call for flexible and reflective thinking about the goals toward which we might aim and the goals that we might set for our students. I believe we will need to adjust our goals, and likely readjust them again at a later time. Ultimately, this means we will need to be flexible with expectations.

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Adjusting to a New Normal: Self-Care for Educators
Posted on Apr 15, 2020
  • Toni Backstrom
Tags
  • COVID-19
  • Self-Care
Adjusting to a New Normal: Self-Care for Educators

In times of turmoil, it is critical that you take a moment each day for yourself. As educators, as leaders, you are looked upon to provide guidance, strength, vision, and positivity. To do that, you must fill yourself with those attributes first, before you can share them. The strongest among us often feel the deepest and must learn to take time for self-care.

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When You’re Inspired, They’re Inspired: Join Us for a Powerful Professional Learning Experience—from the Comfort of Home
Posted on Apr 9, 2020
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Literacy Symposium
  • Professional Development
When You’re Inspired, They’re Inspired: Join Us for a Powerful Professional Learning Experience—from the Comfort of Home

This on-demand annual event brings together some of the field’s most influential researchers and practitioners all in one place. Though the symposium is June 18–19, on-demand access means you can see the symposium live, or anytime thereafter. Plus, when you register you also have access to a library containing more than 30 hours of archived webinars.

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What Works in the Teaching of Writing?
Posted on Mar 25, 2020
  • Dr. Leslie Laud
Tags
  • ELA
  • Elementary
  • secondary
  • Writing
What Works in the Teaching of Writing?

Writing well can be taught. While teachers may hold a clear vision for how they would like their students to write, getting students to produce effective and beautiful writing independently can remain elusive. Teaching students how to self-regulate when writing dramatically lifts not just the quality of writing, but overall literacy.

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During School Closures, We Can Help
Posted on Mar 19, 2020
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Distance Learning
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Remote Learning
During School Closures, We Can Help

To help you make the most of time away from the classroom, we have created a special page where you can download activities, use trial versions of resources, and find a vast library of authoritative content, including webinars, blogs, and podcasts—all of which can be accessed for free, at any time.

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