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Level Up to Accelerate Learning: Group or Self-Study Resources

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.

#81 – The Importance of Teaching to and with Each Student’s Identity: The What and Why of Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Geneva Gay

In our conversation with Dr. Geneva Gay, we explore foundational aspects of culturally responsive teaching, including what it is and why it’s important.

Unpacking Education 32 min Resource by:

Accelerate Learning With Successful Student Conferencing

Explore 13 ways to make student conferences more efficient and effective.

Best Practices 10 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Accelerate Learning Through One-on-One and Small-Group Meetings

Explore four ways for finding time to meet with students.

Best Practices 15 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Accelerate Learning Through Differentiation

Explore four areas of differentiation that can lead to accelerated learning.

Best Practices 23 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Accelerate Learning by Building on Student Assets

Explore 12 ways to design learning that empower students by building on their assets.

Best Practices 12 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

#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.

Unpacking Education 28 min Resource by:

Accelerate Learning by Maintaining Academic Rigor and Cognitive Complexity

Explore 11 ways to design rigorous and cognitively complex learning experiences for your students.

Best Practices 9 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Accelerate Learning by Climbing Mountains

Explore ways to bring every student to the academic mountaintop.

Best Practices 12 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Accelerate Learning With Meaningful, Targeted Assessment

Explore ways to accelerate learning by assessing prior learning, backwards designing summative assessments, and conducting frequent formative checks.

Best Practices 16 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

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.

Best Practices 10 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

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.

Best Practices 21 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

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.

Best Practices 18 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

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.

Best Practices 22 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

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.

Best Practices 12 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

#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.

Unpacking Education 23 min Resource by:

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