Explore 13 ways to make student conferences more efficient and effective.
Few educators or students were fully prepared to transition to remote learning. Teachers and systems worked very hard to provide access to technology and to design the best learning experiences possible, but it was challenging. Students often progressed more slowly academically than they would have if their learning hadn’t been disrupted. Students, teachers, and families had to develop new routines. Some students had significant family support, while others were often left to learn on their own while parents were at work for the day. Due to these challenges, students often did not make as much academic progress.
The resources gathered here address not just the idea of learning loss (or perhaps more accurately, less learning). They also explore how we might accelerate learning for our students now that they are back in a face-to-face classroom.
As you review the resources, consider downloading and completing the provided guiding questions. There is no answer key because every situation is different, and you and your colleagues are the experts for your students. Still, the content in these articles and podcasts can be used to provide options and stimulate rich discussion.
Accelerate Learning Through One-on-One and Small-Group Meetings
Explore four ways for finding time to meet with students.
Accelerate Learning Through Differentiation
Explore four areas of differentiation that can lead to accelerated learning.
Accelerate Learning by Building on Student Assets
Explore 12 ways to design learning that empower students by building on their assets.
#63 – Accelerate Learning With Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
Let’s explore how we can develop the skills that we need as educators to provide multiple on-ramps in making learning accessible to all students.
Accelerate Learning by Maintaining Academic Rigor and Cognitive Complexity
Explore 11 ways to design rigorous and cognitively complex learning experiences for your students.
Accelerate Learning by Climbing Mountains
Explore ways to bring every student to the academic mountaintop.
Accelerate Learning With Meaningful, Targeted Assessment
Explore ways to accelerate learning by assessing prior learning, backwards designing summative assessments, and conducting frequent formative checks.
Accelerate Learning by Prioritizing Outcomes and Providing Just-in-Time Support
Explore a three-step process that includes identifying priority grade-level standards, determining gaps in prerequisite learning, and providing just-in-time support for unlearned prerequisite skills.
Accelerate Learning by Designing for Personalization
Explore ways to design a learning environment that allows you to accelerate learning by meeting the unique needs of each learner.
Accelerate Learning by Empowering Students
Explore ways to accelerate learning by empowering students with key study skills and then by exposing them to rich, rigorous learning experiences where they can achieve success by applying these important skills.
Accelerate Learning by Making Connections: Build Trust Through Relationships, Community, and Connection
Explore four ways to accelerate learning through classroom connections: connecting teacher to student, student to student, teacher to family, and student to learning.
Accelerate Learning by Focusing on Assets and Opportunities, Not Deficits
Explore an introduction to accelerated learning, including the dangers of a deficit mindset, the need to accelerate rather than remediate, and the importance of being an equity champion.
#38 – Accelerating Learning with AVID to Empower Students and Educators Through Agency
While the past year resulted in disruption in schooling, as we look forward, can we shift the focus of the national dialogue from learning loss to accelerating learning? Join us as we talk with Dr. Lynn Kepp, Vice President of Executive Communication and Project Management Office at AVID Center, about how AVID is shifting the conversation to focus on student agency.
Address Academic Gaps
Review these five strategies for addressing academic gaps when students return in the fall.
Extend Your Learning
- Foster a Growth Mindset for Teachers and Students: Discover how learning mindsets can affect both teacher and student performance.
- Create Differentiation for Students in Remote Learning: Leverage technology to provide differentiation to help students learn content effectively, according to their needs.
- Develop Your Students’ Digital Organizational Skills: Study Spaces, Routines, and Time Management: Discover strategies and digital tools that students can use to develop their digital organizational skills.
- Empower Students to Accelerate Learning: Develop a student-centered approach to accelerate learning and develop opportunities to foster student agency.
- The Role of Assessment in Accelerating Learning: Explore how to reframe assessment to understand what students know and help them develop the skills they need, while using teacher agency to rearticulate education to positively impact your students’ educational experience.
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