A majority of teachers who taught online or hybrid reported working an additional 900 hours—or 37.5 days—since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, a survey has
— Read on districtadministration.com/teachers-report-working-extra-hours-during-online-hybrid-learning/
From Teacher Larry Ferlazzo – Six Strategies I Apply to Make My Distance Learning Classes Not Terrible (Opinion)
Larry Ferlazzo shares the six key strategies he’s using in his distance learning classes, including developing student-leadership teams.
— Read on www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-six-strategies-i-apply-to-make-my-distance-learning-classes-not-terrible/2021/02
Despite the difficulties this school year brought, the four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award say they’re hopeful.
— Read on www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/nations-top-teachers-discuss-the-post-pandemic-future-of-the-profession/2021/02
EdReports | How School Boards Can Support Districts to Adopt Quality Instructional Materials
— Read on edreports.org/resources/article/how-school-boards-can-support-districts-to-adopt-quality-instructional-materials
Round-the-Clock Communication Is Exhausting Teachers
— Read on mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp
Parent engagement has a significant impact on student learning progress, comfort, and happiness. Yet few schools or districts have yet designed systems that support ease and variety of two-way communications between district and parent and teacher and parent. We are gathering resources here to see how easy, empowering communications can be integrated into the learning management systems.
Given the explosion of virtual learning during the pandemic, parents have been more involved in student learning providing a possible increase in the impact of parent engagement on student progress as well as an increase in utilization of technology learning tools by teachers, students and parent.
A serious equity gap has widened given the disparity in student devices, Internet access, student, teacheer and parent technology app savvy, and parental knowledge of school processes and the curriculum.
We are gathering research and solutions here with an aim to find or create effective home-school communication to support student learning and family engagement.
Link to Waterford.org website– information and links to research on Parent/Teacher/District communications.
A dissertation on parent/teacher communications, types and impacts, in Title I schools.
Link to comparison of Schoolology, PowerSchool, and TalentLMS– learning management systems with extensive school-home communciations. https://comparisons.financesonline.com/schoology-vs-powerschool
Enhancing School–Home Communication Through Learning Management System Adoption: Parent and Teacher Perceptions and Practices, by Nora S. Laho (This paper examines usage of various communications methods after implementation of Schoology LMS.)
An analysis of real-time data for 1.6 million students using Achieve3000 Literacy, May 2020, Successful Practices Network, Ray McNulty.