As an instructional designer and former high school teacher, Cindy
recorded a sample virtual back to school night that includes some tools
and tips teachers may find helpful in planning their own back to school
night and/or ways to visually and virtually ...
In the process of researching and writing this article, I read The
Atlantic’s article by Ibram X. Kendi, titled “The American Nightmare.”
From 1896, the same year the Supreme Court decision, Plessy v Ferguson,
legalized segregation, Kendi discusses a raci...
In these unprecedented times that we are all enduring right now, I find
our family is pulling out all the stops to keep life moving in a healthy
and helpful direction. Most days in our house, a flurry of activity
surrounds work for both adults and schooli...
PowerSchool’s teams of education experts are coming together to lead and
discuss ways school leaders and/or teachers can create and adapt
instruction for blended and online learning environments. Attend one or
multiple weekly workshops and customize a lea...
Objectives are an invaluable resource for achieving learning outcomes. A
well-written objective includes information that will help guide both
teachers and students. Teachers need objectives to help plan a lesson,
the activities, and the evaluation of the...
Teachers, do you remember the lesson plan overview you created in your
teacher credential and/or masters’ program classes?! If you’re like me,
you thought to yourself at the time, “I’ll never use this overview with
my students in my classroom.” Like most ...
In this article, 10 Top Tips to Use Zoom Safely, Betanews shares their
10 top tips to help you use Zoom safely for your video conferencing
needs during distance learning. Zoom's privacy and security issues have
caused concern for many people. Betanews is ...
In this article, Help Calm the Storm: What you Can Do Today to Prevent
Child Maltreatment while Social Distancing, Frank Kros shares actions
each of us can take during social distancing and sheltering in place to
avoid one of the many unintended consequen...
As a mom, trained educator, and a fulltime employee with two teenagers,
I’ve watched them struggle, offered help, and listened a lot about the
challenges in adapting to distance learning. This week one of my
teenagers felt overwhelmed and struggled to jus...
Use the following lists to ask for your child’s help around the house.
Older kids can do items on the lists for younger kids or they can help
teach anything in those lists to younger kids. Beyond these lists, use
Pinterest, Google, and/or other resources ...
As you and parents know, students struggle to ask for help through
email. Prior to COVID-19, parents primarily emailed teachers when they
felt their students needed additional help or support. But now, students
need the skills to be able to reach out to t...
When leading an online meeting, transform the background behind you into
something school related to help keep students focused on your
distance-learning objectives. Our team pulled together six free images
for you to use in your virtual meeting platforms...
In the coming days and weeks, our team will contribute helpful
resources, tips, and suggestions related to distance learning to help
support ANY teacher, parent, administrator, or supportive community
member. Please feel free to share these resources with...