Looking at what went right in virtual classes for students with learning differences or social anxiety offers lessons for in-person teaching.
— Read on www.edweek.org/leadership/virtual-learning-was-better-for-some-kids-heres-what-teachers-learned-from-them/2021/08
It would be a lost opportunity to overlook hybrid ways to incorporate tech, including teletherapy, into the classroom for special ed students.
— Read on www.eschoolnews.com/2021/08/20/improving-in-class-special-education-with-positives-from-online-learning/
- John Hopkins School of Education Dean Christopher Morphew and Bloomberg School of Public Health Vice Dean Josh Sharfstein are out with a new reportstating that there is an urgent need to reopen schools in the fall.
- RAND released a new toolkit for schools and teachers to assess the degree to which students are taking ownership of distance learning and to determine the best steps forward to support them.
- Excel in Ed launched a resource guide for special education, featuring parent-recommended policy ideas around distance learning to be considered by state and district leaders.
- Education Week interviewed experts and leading educators to compile a portrait of what schools will look like when they reopen.
- The Data Quality Campaign has a new poll of parents and teachers out, with a stark headline: they want far more data and better support to help students during Covid-19.
- NCTQ is out with a new publication, The Four Pillars to Reading Success, featuring policy recommendations for advocates and elected officials.
- Google announced a new initiative, Teach From Home, with a vast collection of resources to aid remote teaching and learning.