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Remote Teaching — But Not Like Spring!

With COVID cases on the rise, many schools are returning to remote instruction, at least through mid-January, as a “pause,” as one district put it. Last spring was a very trying time, and not a lot went well, but it’s important to realize that you have the opportunity to #DoSomethingDifferent and ROCK remote learning! My […]

The Equity Series: IDE Corp.’s Seven Lenses of Instructional Equity

by guest blogger, Shané Beauford – Director of Educational Equity, IDE Corp. How can you determine the strength of your instructional equity implementation?  Consider IDE Corp.’s Seven Lenses of Instructional Equity that are reflected through six areas of instruction: • Instructional Activities • Participatory Structures • Assessments • Instructional Resources • Language • Physical/Virtual Setting […]

Game Plan: Executive Function in Sports!

– Focus? – Remember details? – Follow multiple steps? – See multiple sides to a situation? – Think about multiple concepts simultaneously? – Anticipate? – Create mental images? – Generate possible solutions? – Predict outcomes? – Apply former approaches to new situations? – Be creative? These are just some of the 40 skills of executive […]

Home-Based Learning v. Homeschooling: There Is a Difference!

by guest blogger, Dr. Carrie L. Gentner, Coordinator of Digital Content, IDE Corp. As a working mom, I empathize with parents trying to come to terms with the challenges our children will face this school year. My children’s school district decided to begin the year with remote learning for all students. Social media was soon […]