Posted May 14, 2020
At the end of a typical school year, districts and schools are in the throes of assessing for student growth, planning teacher professional development, and laying the groundwork for a successful school year.
But 2019-20 was no ordinary school year.
District leaders need to look back and reflect on what happened, how it impacted instruction and learning, and how they can prepare teachers to make up learning loss next year through equitable instruction, keeping in mind that learning could continue remotely.
Our parent organization, Pivot Learning, and their partner UnboundEd have developed an easy-to-implement, customizable Equitable Learning Recovery Toolkit that includes everything you need to conduct surveys with all stakeholders about teaching and learning this spring and synthesize that data to guide professional development and lesson planning for next fall. READ MORE
Posted May 7, 2020
Our partners at Center for the Collaborative Classroom recently interviewed Michelle Rodriguez, EdD, superintendent of Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) in Watsonville, California and CORE’ president, Linda Diamond about the current reality of remote learning, how and why Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) is a key component of PVUSD’s impressive achievements in improving student literacy outcomes, and how a strong change-management approach has positioned PVUSD for long-term success. Read the interview in the Collaborative Circle blog.
Also be sure to read a commentary by Pivot Learning’s CEO, Arun Ramanathan, and Collaborative Classroom’s Kelly Stewart about the guidance and resources being offered by CORE, Pivot Learning and Collaborative Classroom that can be used over the summer and taken into the fall to support students both academically and socially. Read what we believe is essential for making sure our students don’t fall behind in Resources for Reconnecting and Accelerating Student Learning.
Posted May 7, 2020
Educators are doing more than ever to support students. In this time of crisis, it’s important to take care of and nurture ourselves so that we are mentally and emotionally able to take on the many challenges of remote learning and life in a pandemic. Our friends at Amplify have put together a list of tips to help you first care for yourself so you can continue to care for your students.
Posted April 30, 2020
In this edition of the Academic Quarterly, the Reading Expert dives into the benefits of explicit spelling instruction and shares what that looks like in the practice.
The Marvelous Mathematician shares six recommended approaches and some helpful resources to foster greater student engagement in math.
Finally, the Leadership Corner, shares top resource recommendations for remote math and ELA instruction.
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Posted April 13, 2020
The CORE Mathematics team has put together this list of free resources — covering lessons and activities, building fluency and number sense, and assessments — to support remote math instruction. Even once classrooms open again, these will continue to be go-to resources to enhance your lessons.