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Radically Reimagined Face Shield Is A Dream

Provided by: Zverse

Transparent face shields preserve comfort and enable normal interpersonal interactions. Educators and students need visible facial cues for their communications and exchanges to feel human and have real and meaningful impact. ZVerse makes its products available to hundreds of schools across the country at discounted pricing.

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Disrupting Instructional Inequities Is Essential for Student Success

Provided by: Scholastic Literacy

School is one of the most influential institutions in a child’s ecological system. Award-winning developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner placed school in a child’s “microsystem,” also defined as his or her immediate surroundings and a concept that also includes immediate family. Dr. Bronfenbrenner understood that schools, like families, shape children’s development. So, the mission to ensure that every child has access to a schooling experience that supports their growth and prepares them to meet their future with vigor, is paramount.

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Using Data to Inform Writing Instruction: Addressing Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19 Disruption

Provided by: GoGuardian

Understanding engagement is important to us at GoGuardian, whether it’s studying how students engage with their education or how educators engage with our products. Read our State of Engagement Report to see how you can increase student engagement, and visit our website for tools to help you understand engagement within EdTech.

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Using Data to Inform Writing Instruction: Addressing Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19 Disruption

Provided by: Texthelp

Even before COVID-19 students struggled with writing proficiency, and two-thirds of students were not writing at grade level. Although writing is a critical component of literacy, the lack of performance-based benchmarks has made it difficult to know whether students were on level. Until now. Discover how a new writing achievement tool provides a benchmark to measure students’ writing progress.

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Close Adolescent Reading Gaps

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

Students who struggle learning to read in middle and high school need significant support with vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Left unaddressed, students who have fallen behind may never catch up to their peers. In this informative eBook, learn more about remote-ready literacy intervention based on instructional strategies, best practices, and curriculum that supports virtual and in-classroom settings. Get the eBook.

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The Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

Join Dr. Ruth Kaminski, co-author of Acadience® Reading (previously published as DIBELS Next®), for her informative on-demand webinar, Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension. In this presentation, Dr. Kaminski examines how vocabulary and oral language skills underlie and support reading skills; which language skills are related to reading at different stages of reading development; and strategies for promoting vocabulary and oral language skills. Watch the webinar.

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Give your teachers the tools to meet the moment

Provided by: NWEA

At its best, assessment can help teachers understand what students know and can do, so they can tailor the instruction students need to thrive. As schools and districts address unfinished learning, do teachers have the tools they need to turn trustworthy data into actionable plans? Download this guide for strategies to provide teachers with assessment support, curriculum connections, and professional learning—tools they’ll need to help all students learn.

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Educators Rely on Verizon

Provided by: Verizon

Educators and students around the country depend on distance learning tools for focused learning. With Verizon, they can get reliable connections, applications and services.

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Close Learning Gaps to Keep Students on Track

Provided by: Apex Learning

In school districts across the country, middle and high school students are returning with significant learning gaps that prevent them from mastering grade-level content. It is critical for schools and districts to identify and close learning gaps effectively, with immediate intervention to help students reach grade-level mastery. With the right tools and resources, schools and districts have the opportunity to take a strategic approach to supporting students with learning gaps. High-quality digital curriculum can be a key component that gives administrators and educators the ability to personalize learning at scale and meet the diverse needs of their students.

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Remote High-Performance Learning

Provided by: HP

What will learning look like in the future? There’s no clear, universal answer, but schools can still prepare. Get insights into how you can be ready for blended learning.

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Telling a Story through Science Curriculum

Provided by: Carolina Biological

Science lessons, just like a book’s chapters, should build on each other to drive student curiosity, leading students to form connections in their everyday experiences. Smithsonian curriculum developers create lessons with storylines that advance students’ proficiency in science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.

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Addressing your students’ needs holistically

Provided by: Pearson

Addressing your students’ needs holistically — academically from measuring and screening learning challenges to assessing and monitoring behavior and social-emotional capabilities — while ensuring equity throughout your classroom seems like a big task, but having the right resources and support in place will lighten your load immeasurably. We are here to point you in the direction of the resources and toolkits that will best support your students so you can travel the path through a successful school year... together.

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How to Accelerate Reading Gains in as Few as 10 Weeks

Provided by: Lexia Learning

This school year, educators could see learning losses of up to 30% in students’ reading skills. Take 5 minutes to read this incredible story to learn how educators were able to reduce the number of students working 2+ years below grade level by 29% in as few as 10 weeks. That’s incredible!

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POWER-UP YOUR REMOTE LEARNING PROGRAMS

Provided by: Motorola Solutions

When it comes to remote learning, every student deserves the very best. Ensure a reliable internet connection is readily available for every student outside of the classroom with private LTE. Download the Guide to Distance Learning, and discover how a strong private LTE network connection can quickly and easily be deployed to connect all students and staff, while supporting all types of devices.

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Trauma Informed Schools During COVID-19 Infographic

Provided by: 321Insight

As districts, schools, and educators navigate the unprecedented levels of stress, trauma, and dysregulation (students, staff, and families) that we face upon the return to school, applying a trauma-informed approach is more critical than ever. This engaging infographic gives important information, practical ideas, and proven strategies to develop action steps to support trauma informed practices, in both distance learning and in brick and mortar schools.

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Moving Beyond Multiple-Choice Questions

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

Overreliance on multiple-choice questions is a concern raised by researchers and experts in the K–12 assessment field. Recent assessment systems that incorporate technology-enhanced items (TEIs) can better engage and motivate students, improve assessment validity, capture higher-order cognitive skills, and provide for greater accessibility for students with disabilities. The white paper, Technology-Enhanced Items: Moving Beyond Multiple-Choice, presents research about such systems capable of automated scoring that provide informative feedback about student writing with the potential to significantly enhance writing outcomes.

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Expand reading options…digitally

Provided by: OverDrive

Would you like to help your students read more...whether in the classroom or remotely? In How Schools are Meeting the Demand for Expanded Reading Options you’ll learn how to optimize the benefits of school+library collaboration and provide equitable access in an era of funding shortfalls. See how powerful public library partnerships increase engagement.

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Building Academic and Social-Emotional Skills Through Play

Provided by: LEGO Education

Formal and informal play supports a holistic approach to research-based student-centered learning. With the COVID-inspired reliance on screen time, educators are focused on serving the whole child with periodic sensory breaks that incorporate hands-on learning projects. Discover how learning through play helps students develop a broad set of skills.

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The 4 Pillars of Effective Online PD

Provided by: Gale

Looking to personalize online professional development (PD) and support teachers in a lasting, meaningful way? Look no more! Discover how to build equitable and sustainable online PD programs in your school district using digital content from today’s leading publishers that’s personalized, job-embedded, tied to evaluations, and both ongoing and sustainable.

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K-12 IT SUPPORT PLAYBOOK

Provided by: Team Dynamix

Reduce call volume and support tickets with an online portal for students, parents, and teachers. Kickstart K-12 IT helpdesk support with this timely playbook. Learn how you can quickly spin up a support portal with a knowledge base.

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Prepare Your Educators to Teach Reading

Provided by: Voyager Sopris Learning

Teaching reading is a complex process that incorporates decades of research into how students learn and how it can be effectively taught. Unfortunately, most teacher-preparation programs and professional leaning do not equip educators to understand and effectively implement the science of reading in daily instructional practice. Learn more about why the science of reading approach helps equip teachers and students for reading success in the eBook, The Science of Reading: Tools and Resources to Support Your Literacy Instruction.

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Remote Learning Checklist: Actionable tips for forward-thinking educators

Provided by: Lexia Learning

The shift to remote learning was swift but uneven, and the resultant digital divide poses serious questions about educational equity. Because social distancing recommendations may change as schools reopen, districts need to develop a mixed model of remote and in-class learning. The four-phase approach in this checklist provides a road map for creating remote learning plans, and lists proven traits and frameworks educators should rely on that have prepared schools and districts for this moment.

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