Remote/Virtual Learning

Education news, analysis, opinion, and lessons learned about schooling happening outside of schools including all-virtual schools and students learning from home during periods of school closures.
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Teaching Opinion 'Virtual, Hybrid, & Concurrent Are Three Words I Never Expected to Use'
Four educators write what they've learned about hybrid teaching, such as not being afraid to quickly change a lesson when it isn't working.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 7, 2021
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Israel, 5, front, wears a face shield over his mask in a kindergarten classroom, where students are seated at a social distance and a student is tuning in via Zoom on the first day of school at Hillel Academy in Tampa on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The school's faculty planned a ''Wizard of Oz'' themed welcome to ease students into the new precautions in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Students had their temperatures checked and were asked to wear masks and apply hand sanitizer before entering the school.
Israel, 5, front, wears a face shield over his mask in a kindergarten classroom on the first day of school at Hillel Academy in Tampa.
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Leadership A Note to Readers: Reflecting on a Year of Uncertainty and Grief
School buildings began closing one year ago this week. This is not an anniversary to celebrate, so how should we think about it?
Scott Montgomery, March 6, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 'Give Yourself Grace' as You Teach Concurrently
Three teachers continue a special series supporting educators moving from full-time distance learning to a hybrid model.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 3, 2021
13 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Will the Hybrid School Concept Continue After COVID-19?
In an effort to move from triage to transformation, schools should look at how they continue the hybrid model after the COVID-19 vaccine.
Peter DeWitt, March 3, 2021
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Teaching Opinion It's Like 'Teaching Two Classes at Once'
Four educators provide technical advice and instructional strategies to use when teaching the same class simultaneously online and in person.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 2, 2021
16 min read
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Teaching Opinion 'Hybrid Teaching Is Multitasking to the Umpteenth Degree'
Four educators offer advice to those of us who are just beginning "concurrent" teaching as we return to the physical classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 1, 2021
15 min read
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Teaching Opinion Strategies for Teaching Students Online & Face to Face at the Same Time
Four educators share how they are teaching students simultaneously online and in the physical classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 28, 2021
17 min read
English-Language Learners Spotlight Spotlight on Bilingualism and Remote Learning - Second Edition
In this Second Edition Spotlight, evaluate how schools will measure learning loss for English-learners and more.
February 26, 2021
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Teaching Opinion The 10 Zoom Commandments for Elementary School Teachers
Remote learning can feel like trying to play soccer on the moon, but there still are basic principles of teaching we can cling to, writes Justin Minkel.
Justin Minkel , February 24, 2021
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February 17, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Six Strategies I Apply to Make My Distance Learning Classes Not Terrible
Larry Ferlazzo shares the six key strategies he's using in his distance learning classes, including developing student-leadership teams.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 16, 2021
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Classroom Technology Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience 'Live' Contact With Teachers, Analysis Finds
Children from lower-income families are less likely to have internet access, limiting their interactions with educators.
Alyson Klein, February 12, 2021
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