Author:
Barbara Soots
Subject:
Education, Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Preschool, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Tags:
Wa-Online-Learning-Guidance, Wa-Resources-for-Parents, Wa-Students-Working-Independently, Wa-curricular-resources-for-educators, Wa-educator Professional-learning-opportunities, Wa-supporting-students-with-disabilities, Wa-supporting-youngest-learners, Washington State Department of Education, wa-early-learning, wa-families, wa-pd, wa-students-with-disabilities
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions

OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions

Overview

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Continuous Learning Resources

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation. These resource suggestions fit into the larger framework below that should guide district strategies as we sort through his unprecedented situation together.

  1. Keep Students at the Center

Intentional outreach to continue building relationships and maintain connections. Help students feel safe and valued. At minimum, plan to do the following:

  • Plan for Student Learning:  Build on each student’s strengths, interests and needs and use this knowledge to positively impact learning.
  • Develop a Weekly Plan and Schedule:  Offer routines and structures for consistency and to balance think time, work time and play time for health and well-being.
  • Contact Families:  Partner to support student learning through ongoing communication and collaboration. This will not look the same for every student and family—safety remains the priority.
  1. Design Learning for Equity and Access

Plan and deliver content in multiple ways, so all students can access learning.

  • Teach Content:  Set goals using knowledge of each student, and Washington state student learning standards. 
  • Deliver Flexible Instruction:  Consider how to deliver content depending on tools and resources accessible to each student.  Delivery of instruction may include paper, pencil and phone contact, email, technology-based virtual instruction or a combination to meet diverse student needs. 
  • Engage Families:  Communicate with families about engagement strategies to support students as they access the learning. Families are critical partners.
  1. Assess Student Learning

Manage and monitor student learning and plan what’s next for learning.

  • Check Student Learning:  Use a variety of strategies to monitor, assess and to provide feedback to students about their learning.
  • Make Instructional Adjustments:  Use formative assessment results to guide their reflection on effectiveness of instruction and to determine next steps for student learning.
  • Engage families:  Communicate with and seek input from families about assessment results in order to inform next steps.


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