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Learn how to accelerate learning in just 5 weeks.
In this free 5-week email course, you'll learn research-backed strategies to boost student learning.

You will receive an email each Tuesday, for the next five weeks. Sign up below ↓ or keep scrolling for more information.
  • What is a Mini-Course?

    The Education Week Mini-Course is an email-based course carefully constructed by EdWeek experts to teach you what you need to know about critical education issues in bite-sized chunks. You won’t need to go to class or complete assignments, but you will come out of the course with the confidence to develop your own action plan. Here's a few things to know:

    • After signing up, you will get an email with more information
    • Once the mini-course begins, you’ll receive emails every week, but feel free to take it at your own pace
    • A pre- and post-quiz will reinforce your learning
    • You can make this a professional learning team activity by telling your colleagues to sign up
    • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course for 3 hours of professional learning

    What can you expect from this course?

    • Concise, straightforward explanations from EdWeek writers and editors on what learning acceleration is, how it works, and why it’s critical to helping students recover from pandemic disruptions
    • Lessons from leading-edge research on acceleration across grades and subject areas
    • Examples of strategies teachers are using to fill knowledge and skills gaps while staying on pace in the curriculum
    • Advice from experts in the field on how to fix common problems of practice
    • Actionable steps teachers can use to boost student learning with available resources
    • Deeper, more nuanced understanding of pandemic-era teaching challenges and how school leaders can best support their staff

    What topics will be covered?

    Each week, you will be immersed in a different aspect of learning acceleration:

    Week 1 | Introduction to Learning Acceleration
    Week 2 | Diagnosing and Assessing Learning Gaps
    Week 3 | Differentiating Learning
    Week 4 | Tutoring
    Week 5 | Boosting Student Confidence

    This course originally launched April 4, 2023.

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