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Principal Support Is Just a PLE* Away!

The pandemic started a domino effect of issues that are still affecting schools today. Principals must attend to so much, and there are so many urgent items nagging at them, that it is sometimes hard to focus on instructional leadership. As principals face the challenge of moving their schools forward, they must shift to empowering […]

Designing Authentic Curricula

Some points I’d like to make: – Students are constantly learning … just not necessarily what you want them to learn. – Reality TV points to the power of the “real world” to engage youth today. – A real-world pandemic burst into our lives, causing us to focus on the here and now. – The […]

From “Teacher-Dependent” to “Student-Dependent” Learning

Learning in schools is “teacher-dependent” with the core element being the “lesson.” In March of 2020, when students and teachers shifted to remote instruction, the “teacher-dependent” approach failed us. Schools are talking about learning losses; students weren’t logging in to join lessons; primary teachers were trying to help students stay focused; teachers, students, and parents […]

Learning Unwrapped and Making Black History Count

Making Black History Count was the topic of the January 28, 2021, episode of the internet talk show “Learning Unwrapped“. Host Dr. Nancy Sulla and her co-host Shan√© Beauford welcomed an esteemed panel of guests to discuss Black History Month. “For far too long, black people have been left out of history books, in spite […]

Totowa Public Schools Video Showcases IDE LATI Classrooms and Hybrid/Remote Lear...

The Totowa Public Schools of Totowa, NJ, has created and released a video showing teachers embracing and thriving using the LATIC model during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia Capitelli, Totowa Superintendent of Schools, describes IDE Corp. as a “leader in designing remote and hybrid learning environments” and explains how IDE worked with Totowa “to create Learner-Active, […]